Cranbrook Schools

PO Box 801, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303

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Founded by Mr. and Mrs. George G. Booth as part of the Cranbrook Educational Community, the Cranbrook and Kingswood campuses were designed by the Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen. Within walking distance of one another, the campuses are a part of a 315-acre estate of woods, lakes and rolling hills. Cranbrook School for boys and Kingswood School for girls were united to form one school in 1984, although coordinated classes had been conducted since 1971. The school consists of one coeducational upper school (grades 9-12), a middle school with separate programs for boys and girls (grades 6-8) and Brookside School, the coeducational elementary division (grades pre-K-5). Since its opening, Cranbrook Schools has enrolled students from throughout the US and from other countries. Affiliation with Cranbrook Institute of Science and Cranbrook Academy of Art and Museum enriches the academic and cultural life of the school. Other distinctive features are the Tennessee Wilderness Expedition for sophomores, Senior May during the spring term, and Advanced Placement preparation in 16 test areas. In addition, juniors may study in England for a semester. Elective courses are available in all departments. Brookside enrolls students in grades pre-K-5. The traditional academic curriculum is augmented by a strong emphasis on the arts and physical education, as well as by enrichment programs not generally offered in other schools. Included are the science, library, visual studies and drama programs; reading enrichment; and Orff-Schulwerk, instrumental and strings music programs. Computer studies are integrated into the classroom curriculum. Authors, illustrators and performing groups visit the school throughout the year. Small class size, a nurturing environment and a talented, dedicated faculty are the cornerstones of the school. Most students progress to the Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School, where the gender-specific academic program continues the traditional academic curriculum with special emphasis on the basics of writing and mathematics.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding — Coed Grades 9-12; Day — Coed PS (Age 3)-12; Single-gender classes — Day 6-8
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full AddressPO Box 801, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
Year Established1922
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Boarding Tuition$39,900; estimated extras $1500
Day Tuition$19,400-29,200; estimated extras $800
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded551
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$7,000,000

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarSemester
Supplemental InstructionESL, Tutoring
Advanced Placement CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, European History, French, Latin, Physics C, Spanish, Statistics, US History, World History
Accredited ByCLS, NCA
Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' SportsBasketball, Crew, Cross-country, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track
Interscholastic Boys' SportsBaseball, Football
Interscholastic Girls' SportsField Hockey, Softball, Volleyball

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School189
Most Common Graduate DestinationsU of MI, MI St, Cornell, Boston U, Johns Hopkins, Brown
Average Math SAT674
Average Critical Reading SAT646
Average Writing SAT652
Average ACT29


Applications DueJanuary
Application Fee$50
New Students308
Percentage of Applicants Accepted34
Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)68
Tests Used for AdmissionCEEB, ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL


AdministratorArlyce M. Seibert
Administrator's TitleDirector
In Office Since1996
Administrator's CredentialsAB, Univ of Detroit, MAT, Oakland Univ
Director(s) of AdmissionsDrew Miller, Director of Admissions

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment1,656
Boarding Students258
Day Students1,398
Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)857
Secondary Enrollment (Grades 9-PG)799
Percentage of International Students12
Average Class Size16
Teaching Faculty220
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)80
Male Teaching Faculty109
Female Teaching Faculty111

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage315
Buildings on Campus21
Facilities Value$150,000,000
Endowment Value$150,000,000
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