Cranbrook Schools

PO Box 801 39221 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
"We believe that in today`s competitive environment, preparation for college should be comprehensive and challenging.
Cranbrook offers a uniquely comprehensive college-preparatory education. Here is the superb teaching and learning environment that cherishes and challenges the individual, that encourages creative, critical and independent thinking, and that offers the broadest possible range of study, artistic and athletic options...".

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  • Class of 2017
    5 Stars  
    Concordia University
    Extremely diverse educational community that encourages students to get involved. The school has a very well-rounded educational team that makes you feel home whilst providing with an excellent academic schedule. All the teachers and staff. . .

  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars  
    University of Michigan
    In addition to the high school on Cranbrook, we additionally had an art college that allowed us to observe and experience a multitude of art every day adding to the Cranbrook experience. Consequently, the 500. . .

  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars  
    Yale University
    Definitely its renowned Harkness discussion. The principal is based off the idea that the students are of such a high intellect that they are able to teach each other, and thus the teacher of the. . .
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Top Rankings

Cranbrook Schools ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 303 schools) for:

Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
Cranbrook SchoolsBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-129-12
Grades Offered (Day)Pre-K-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19221907
Campus Size319 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment795 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1370* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score29*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(One dress up day per week)
Average Class Size14 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio7:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2018
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$217 million$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students$49,100$54,500
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$16,649$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineJan. 31 / Apr. 15 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT68%-
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsDrew Miller
Eileen Hillliard
Associate Director of AdmissionsLaura Newton

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2018
CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese Language, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, European History, Fine Art Studio Honors in 7 arts, French Language & Culture, Latin: Ceasear & Virgil, Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra, Physics C EM w vPython, Physics C Mechanics, Spanish Language & Culture, Statistics, United States History, World History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1816
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations6723
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
African American Awareness Association, American Sign Language Club, Beyond Beauty, Beyond Earth Space Clubs, Book Club, Bridge the Divide, Brookside Tutoring Club, Brown Club, Business Club, Cabinet, CK for Kids, CK Investment Clubs, CK Political Society, CK Science Research Club, Cranbrook Envisions a Cure, Crane Clarion Newspaper, Crane Network Club, Culture Media Club, Dance Club, Debate Team, Drawing Club, Drone Club, Empty Bowls Club, Ergasterion Theater Club, Feminism Club, French Club, Gadget Space Club, Genes in Disease and Symptoms, Global Issues Club, Go Club, Gold Key Student Ambassadors, History Club, HOSA Healthcare Professionals, HUB Garden Club, HUB Tutoring, Indian Culture Club, Japanese Club, Jewish Culture Club, Korean Club, Leaders in the Environment, Make a Wish, Math Club, Michigan Youth in Government, Microfinance Club, Model United Nations, Namtenga, Peer to Peer, Psychology Club, Quiz Bowl, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Robotics Team, Science Olympiad, Sino Club, Soccer Club, Spectrum, Speech / Forensics, Student Council, Student Philanthropy Club, Twin Leaf, Wilderness Program, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Music Club, Gallimaufry Litery Art Magazine, Glee Club, Guitar Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Crew Team, Intramurals

College Matriculation

Year: 201010 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor44
Michigan State University18
University of Chicago4
New York University3
Amherst College2
Cornell University2
Duke University2
Williams College2
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Known for its exquisite architecture, Cranbrook`s campus is on the National Historic Registrar. The latest building is the award winning Williams Natatorium, which was designed by a Cranbrook graduate.
  • Right on campus is a Science Museum and an Art Museum that attract over 250,000 visitors each year. Cranbrook students enjoy the permanent collections as well as rotating exhibits.
  • Each year, Cranbrook`s Advanced Placement results are among the best of all schools nationally. Over 40% of AP Scholars in the State of Michigan attend Cranbrook.
  • Fielding 49 interscholastic athletic teams, Cranbrook has won state championships in Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Tennis, Swimming, and Golf.
  • Cranbrook Schools accreditations: Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)

Profile last updated: 11/04/2020

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