Cranbrook Schools

5.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
PO Box 801 39221 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
Tel: (248)645-3610
  • "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 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   6/24/2014
    University of Southern California
    The faculty member and the architecture of the school are definitely two very important aspect of the school that made my experience unique. With a huge campus of over 300 acres, I get to explore. . .

  • Class of 2008
    5 Stars   7/19/2011
    University of Pennslyvania
    The campus is simply amazing. Cranbrook is considered a gem of Michigan, and the reasons are apparent. Cranbrook is a fairly large campus surrounded by nature, lakes, and historic architecture which give the. . .

  • Class of 2006
    5 Stars   5/31/2017
    Northwestern University
    Cranbrook gave upper school students freedom to select courses of study that were aligned with their particular interests and future pursuits. I took mostly science and math courses and electives, because I knew I. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Cranbrook Schools Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 9-12 9-12
Grades Offered (Day) Pre-K-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1922 1910
Campus Size 319 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 799 students 298 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score 1939 * National Avg. »View
Average ACT score 29 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 16 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:8 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 14 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $217 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$41,300 $51,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$30,200 $28,500
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $16,338 $21,582
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline Jan. 31 / Apr. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 68% -
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsDrew Miller
Associate Director of AdmissionsLaura Newton


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 18 14
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


Total Extracurricular Organizations 64 23
ExtracurricularsAfrican American Awareness Association, Animation Club, Archery Club, Armenian Club, Asian Magazine - Quilt Club Green Tea, Badminton Club, Bowling Club, Campus Museums Docent Club, Chess Club, Community Service Club, Computer Team, Conduct Review Board, Council for Liberals and Democrats, Crew Team, Culinary Club, Dance Club, Diners Club, Diversity Club, Fencing Club, Film Club, Forensics Club, French Club, Games Club, Host Tourguide Service Organization Gold Key, Indian Culture Club,

College Matriculation

Year: 2010 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor 44
Michigan State University 18
Northwestern 5
University of Chicago 4
Harvard 3
New York University 3
Amherst College 2
Cornell University 2
Duke University 2
Williams College 2

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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