Cranbrook Schools

5.00 5 1 (9 reviews)
Tel: 2486453610
PO Box 801 39221 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
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  • "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 2016
    5 Stars   7/17/2017
    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   2/24/2018
    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. . .

  • Class of 2015
    5 Stars   12/27/2017
    University of Miami
    I believe that Cranbrook Schools is unique due to their campus atmosphere. Set up similar to a college campus, it gave students independence and the ability to make their own. . .

  • Class of 2015
    5 Stars   11/3/2016
    University of Michigan
    The campus is peaceful and beautiful. It's unlike any campus anywhere. I enjoyed exploring many hidden trails with friends and alone. There are two campuses for upper school students: Kingswood and Cranbrook. Ladies reside in. . .

  • Class of 2014
    5 Stars   2/1/2018
    Tufts
    For me, living and working on a boarding school campus that was surrounded in nature made Cranbrook a very special place. Everyday was like finding a new adventure to embark on - from the small. . .
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2017 School Data
Cranbrook SchoolsBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-127-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19221910
Campus Size319 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment813 students300 students
% Students of Color
39%
20%
% International Students
13%
20%
% Students Boarding
34%
68%
Average SAT Score1939* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score29*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size16 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:81:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1417
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
85%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$217 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$45,200$53,300
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$33,100$28,560
% Students on Financial Aid
33%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant16649$22,700
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 31 / Apr. 15 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT68%-
Acceptance Rate
38%
55%
Director of AdmissionsDrew Miller
Associate Director of AdmissionsLaura Newton

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1814
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations6423
ExtracurricularsCommunity Service Club, Computer Team, Conduct Review Board, Council for Liberals and Democrats, Crew Team, Culinary Club, Dance Club, Diners Club, Diversity Club, Film Club, Forensics Club, French Club, Games Club, Host Tourguide Service Organization Gold Key, Indian Culture Club, Jazz Club, Robotics Team, School Newspaper - Crane-Clarion, Spectrum, Sports Weekly Magazine - Cranes Illustrated, Student Council, Table Tennis, Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi, Theater Club - Ergasterion, Video Yearbook, Volunteer Organization - Cabinet, World Club, Yearbook - Brook-Woodwinds, Yoga Club, Young Musicians Society

Club or Organization:
African American Awareness Association, Animation Club, Armenian Club, Asian Magazine - Quilt Club Green Tea, Bowling Club, Campus Museums Docent Club, Chess Club, Junior Statesmen, Korean Club, Latin Club, Leaders in the Environment, Literary Arts Magazine - Gallimaufry, Math Club, Mentoring, Michigan Youth in Government, Model United Nations, Photography, Presidents Council, Quiz Bowl, Residence Halls Councils, Science and Engineering, Spanish Club, Topics in Psychology, Village of Namtenga Partnership, Young Entrepreneurs

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery Club, Badminton Club, Fencing Club, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Strength and Fitness, Ultimate Frisbee, Walking for Fitness

College Matriculation

Year: 201010 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor44
Michigan State University18
Northwestern5
University of Chicago4
Harvard3
New York University3
Amherst College2
Cornell University2
Duke University2
Williams College2

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, and Golf.
  • School accreditations: Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
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