Cranbrook School

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  • Located 1/2 hour from Detroit
  • Cranbrook's beautiful campus is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places
  • 805 students; 13% international; average class size 16 students; student/faculty ratio 8:1
  • Coeducational boarding with no religious affiliation
  • Highly competitive for admission with demanding curriculum Advanced and Honors courses and superb facilities offer many opportunities for creative expression
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program

What's special?

Cranbrook's beautiful campus is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places

Designated an 'Exemplary School' by the US Department of Education | STEM | Science Museum | Campus on National Register of Historic places

100% including: Brown University, Colgate University, Columbia University, Georgetown University, New York University, University of California - Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University

Fast facts

4 seasons, snow in winter
Coed 805 (9-12) students
13% international students
16, Student/faculty ratio: 8:1
107 , 87% with advanced degrees
Detroit, MI (DTW)


Honors and AP add

Advanced placement courses:

Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese Language and Culture, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, European History, French Language and Culture, Latin, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, US History, World History

Honors courses:

AP 16 Honors 8

Marking system & graduation requirements add

Marking System:

Cranbrook utilizes the standard grading system: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; D=60-69; F=0-59. Grades are issued on a quarterly basis.

Graduation Requirements:

The minimum requirements for graduation, grades 9 through 12 are as follows:

  • English - 4 credits
  • Mathematics - 4 credits
  • History/Social Science - 2.5 credits
  • Science - 3 credits
  • World Languages - 2 credits
  • Religion & Humanities - 1 credits
  • Arts (Fine or Performing) - 1 credits
  • Health - .25 credits
Science class

Special programs, programs of study... add

ACT Scores

Average ACT score: 31

SAT Scores

Average SAT score: 2100


Cranbrook School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States North Central Association of College and Schools

Arts add

Studio Arts, Band, Ceramics, Chorus, Dance, Orchestra, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts
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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew/Rowing
  • Field Hockey
  • Figure Skating
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Campus features

Known for its exquisite architecture, Cranbrook's campus is on the National Historic Registrar. School buildings include Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School, Middle School for Girls, Middle School for Boys, Cranbrook Lower School. The Cranbrook Residential Hall for boys houses students in four different connected halls with house advisors for each hall with common areas, lounges and recreation areas. The girl's residential hall is located on the Kingswood campus with kitchenettes, lounges and laundry facilities. Other buildings include Lerchen Hall - performing arts center, Wallace Ice Arena and the Williams Natatorium. Sharing the ground with the school are the Cranbrook Academy of Art, the only institution in the nation dedicated exclusively to studio-based graduate education in art, design and architecture as well as the Cranbrook Art Museum, a contemporary art museum featuring the work of local, national and international artists and the Cranbrook Institute of Science.

Extracurricular activities

  • CK Radio
  • Community Service
  • Computer Team
  • Conduct Review Board
  • Culinary Club
  • Dance Club
  • Girls Mentoring Program
  • Jazz Band
  • Literary Club
  • Math Club
  • Model UN
  • Rock Climbing Club
  • Robotics Team
  • String Quartet
  • Student Council
Chinese, French, Latin, Spanish

Admissions Requirements


80 iBT (average received is 109 iBT)

Required or ISEE


Jan. 31

ETS 8157

Estimated Costs


ESL is included in tuition
$2,260 Health Insurance
$839 Tuition Refund Insurance (optional)

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