Cranbrook Schools

Curiosity. Critical Thinking. Global Perspective. Creativity. Wonder. For generations, Cranbrook has fostered these skills and mindsets in our students while delivering on the promise of readying our students to excel, both at the colleges of their dreams and in life.
It is no surprise to us that so many of our alumni credit Cranbrook as one of the biggest factors in their success and happiness in life, and that so many of they have gone on to shape the world in real and profound ways.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,673 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $38,600
  • Acceptance rate: 44%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Cranbrook Schools ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
1,673 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Cranbrook Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
285 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
16 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies by division and ranges from $12,000 to $38,600 for day students; $52,350 for boarders
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Drew Miller
Admissions Associate
Laura Carl
Endowment Size
$345 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
1 extracurricular
Club or Organization:
Over 100 Clubs and Activities

School Notes

  • Cranbrook's historic, 319-acre campus boasts resources unparalleled by any preparatory school environment in the world. On campus, students have access to world-class artistic, scientific, and historical collections, not to mention the expert staff of the Institute of Science, Art Museum and Art Academy, and the Center for Collections and Research.
  • Special programs include:
  • Department X has interdisciplinary courses that include topics such as entrepreneurship and social justice.
  • In place of taking classes during the final month of school, seniors can pursue an experience of their choosing. Recent projects have included shadowing a cardiovascular team at a nearby hospital, assisting in the promotions department of the Detroit Tigers, conducting cell research at the University of Michigan Medical School, and working at the Detroit Zoo.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Cranbrook Schools cost?
Cranbrook Schools's tuition is approximately $38,600 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Cranbrook Schools?
The acceptance rate of Cranbrook Schools is 44%, which is lower than the national average of 93%. Cranbrook Schools's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Michigan with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Cranbrook Schools offer?
Cranbrook Schools offers 19 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. Cranbrook Schools is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for most sports offered.
What is Cranbrook Schools's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Cranbrook Schools?
The application deadline for Cranbrook Schools is Jan. 31 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 31 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Calendar

View the Cranbrook Schools yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Last Day of School Year
June 05, 2024 (Wednesday)
Thanksgiving Break (No School)
November 25, 2024 (Monday)
Spring Break (No School)
March 17, 2025 (Monday)

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
I began my 50-year teaching career in 1965 at Cranbrook(then Cranbrook School for Boys), staying for seven years; I was teaching German, Latin, and sometimes French and Spanish as well. I was the varsity soccer coach, and assistant to Ben Snyder in Track & Field; being from Austria the school thought I might be the right person to start a skiing program...well.... all I want to say is that these years at Cranbrook were the happiest of my career, with great, honest, energetic students. Stay the course Cranbrook!
- Posted by
I went to Cranbrook from pre-school all the way to 12th grade. It was a spectacular place at which to grow up. I still go back frequently to talk to the faculty and hope to one day send my own children there. The school itself is a work of art and the grounds are beautiful. I consider myself lucky to have gone to Cranbrook.
- Posted by
Cranbrook is an exceptional learning community with a gorgeous campus. The teachers are incredible and are highly qualified. My favorite thing about going to Cranbrook was creating lasting friendships with my classmates even though we will all be going our separate ways in a few weeks. The classes are difficult but the teachers always are looking for ways to help you out, and Cranbrook also offers a variety of courses to fit whatever you are interested in.
- Posted by

Endorse Cranbrook Schools. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Recent Articles

Montessori Schools
Montessori Schools
Montessori schools are popular world-wide with parents of children in the primary grades.
How To Find A Summer Program
How To Find A Summer Program
Sending your children to a summer program or camp keeps them active in fun-filled settings. We explore your options.
Leadership, Legacy, and Learning: Pillars of Top Schools
Leadership, Legacy, and Learning: Pillars of Top Schools
We explore the key elements contributing to the success of leading private schools, highlighting the importance of strong leadership, a rich legacy, and a focus on comprehensive learning experiences.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,673 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $38,600
  • Acceptance rate: 44%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Oakland County, MI is $14,282 for elementary schools and $18,636 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Oakland County, MI is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

Quick Links