Academic rigor is an important and valued part of a Cranbrook education, but that certainly doesn't mean it's all work and no play. Student life is rich and fulfilling, providing many opportunities for your child to express his or her interests and discover new passions.
Because we are a residential campus, our facilities don't close when classes end at 3:20 p.m. Your child can participate in extracurricular activities and still have access to school facilities in the evening for homework or projects. Our libraries, computer center, and science labs are open for all students from 7:00-10:00 p.m. on school nights.
We believe every student has the potential to become a leader, whether it is through club membership, athletics, the arts, school events, or within our local communities. We strive to offer students opportunities to discover and hone their own leadership skills, and we are proud of our student-leaders’ accomplishments.
The founders of the Cranbrook Educational Community, George and Ellen Booth, were true philanthropists. Their efforts in founding the CEC went beyond mere financial support of an artistic vision—they dedicated their talents and hearts to the achievement of their ideal. Today, our commitment to service serves as a link to the outside community, our way of extending the ideals of our founders to the world.
In addition to those listed here, there are service-oriented groups such as Cabinet and the Community Service Club, and several outings sponsored by Parent Organizations. The core values of a Cranbrook education—respect, integrity, health, and safety—are reinforced through our community service efforts, and we are proud to have made these efforts an institutional priority.