Cranbrook Schools is a co-educational independent day and boarding school, for age 3 through grade 12.

Please fill out this form to learn more about Cranbrook, stay up-to-date on Admission events, or learn about the application process.

Cranbrook is no longer accepting PK or JK applications for the 2022-23 academic year. Admissions for SK through grade 12 remain open at this time.

As one of the leading college preparatory boarding and day schools in the country, Cranbrook is truly a global community. Students and families from all over the world come to Michigan to experience Cranbrook Schools. 

Opportunity that
Lasts a Lifetime

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PO Box 801
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
(248) 645-3610
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Cranbrook Educational Community admits students and makes its services, activities, and education programs available to students without regard to sex, race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected status as required by state or federal law.

Early Childhood

We believe a child's first school experience should not only be educational, but exciting and nurturing as well – which is why our teachers create programs to spark students' imagination and extend their classrooms into the world beyond. Full and Half-Day Options available, and 
before-school care.

Lower School

Brookside Lower School opens the door to a journey filled with wonder, challenge, adventure, and excitement about learning. Cranbrook offers an educational environment that stimulates each student’s creative and academic interests, encouraging an early love of learning.

Middle School

No other three-year period in a young child’s life contains more growth—of mind, of body, of social awareness, and of character—than the middle school years. At Cranbrook Schools, we welcome and embrace this period of change by providing the ideal situation: a single-gender educational setting for boys and girls.

"College prep is so much more than what goes on in the classroom. At Cranbrook, my children learned to manage their free time, advocate for themselves, and make decisions, qualities 
that have been key to their 
college success." - 
Parent of a recent Graduate

Upper School

"...and that's when we knew..."

"From the beginning, we wanted to give her every opportunity to realize her potential. But we had never considered Cranbrook Schools. The decision to visit campus that fall was mostly about checking it off our list. What we discovered were parents who shared our priorities; students with poise, compassion, and a love of learning; teachers with a deep commitment to their students. At the end of the visit, our typically reserved daughter didn’t want to leave - and that’s when we knew.

With each passing year we are more convinced that this has been the most important investment we could ever have made for our child. Her experience has been life changing. Whatever she chooses to become, we know that her time at Cranbrook will have helped prepare her to create her own opportunities, and to realize her full potential for the rest of her life."

- A Cranbrook parent of ten years 

Join us for our next virtual open house on January 10, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM (EST). This event is open to families of all students from age three through grade 11.

Join us in person for our Winter Open House!

Sunday January 7, 2024, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

During the event, you and your family will be able to hear from some of our world-class teachers as well as members of our administration and admission team. We know you will begin to understand why a Cranbrook education truly offers opportunity you will find nowhere else – opportunity that lasts a lifetime.

Our Open House is open to all families with children considering pre-kindergarten through high school.

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The Boarding Experience

Boarding students at Cranbrook Schools come from 26 different countries and 19 different states. Here, you can form lifelong friendships with other students who share the desire to be the best version of themselves, who respect their peers, and who love their school.

Picture yourself living at the school you have always imagined.

A beautiful school where you learn alongside friends and classmates from all over the world. A school where students strive to achieve their personal best. A school where it is safe to try and to not succeed because your teachers know that any failure brings you one step closer to success. A school you love to visit even decades after you graduate.

Imagine a school you can call home.