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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-

Applying

Application Deadline
January 31
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$34,200
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$46,600
Received Financial Aid
33%
Average Financial Aid
$17,102
From Cranbrook Schools

For generations, Cranbrook has fostered creative and critical thinking skills in our students while preparing them to excel at the colleges of their dreams and in life beyond. Now more than ever, universities and employers understand what we have always known: an education that develops this kind of thinking is what leads to success. It is no surprise to us that so many of our alumni credit Cranbrook as one of the single biggest factors in their success and happiness in life, and that so many of them have gone on to shape the world in so many ways. Cranbrook is more than the opportunity for a great education. It is an opportunity for a great future. At Cranbrook Schools, we offer opportunity that lasts a lifetime.

Cranbrook Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1390
178 responses
Average ACT
31
265 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 84 responses
  • Junior ring
    19%
  • Not stepping on the Friendship Circle
    14%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Feed the Boarders
    12%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Concerts
    7%
  • Convocation
    7%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    33%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    China, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Viet Nam
    International Boarding Students
    15%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,659
    96%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
    96%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
    96%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
    Poll
    91%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
    Poll
    94%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    High
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
    92%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses

    Cranbrook Schools Reviews

    236 reviews
    All Categories
    Prior to our daughter entering high school we researched the top college prep schools in the nation. Cranbrook schools fit our family and daughter's need's considering academics, sports and club opportunities. She is now a Junior boarder, a member of the resident house council working with new Freshman and Sophomores and enjoying the diverse student population of international and local attendees. Her teachers have are above and beyond, they work one on one with the students as most faculty live on campus.

    Her grades reflect the support each student receives even during the Covid pandemic with online and in-person classes. The administration staff has worked tirelessly through the past summer and holiday closures to maintain the level of education provide without endangering the health and welfare of the students and teacher's. The school has not recorded one Covid infection from on campus students. Yes, the school has had offsite infections reported by parent's of day students only.
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    Cranbrook is a great school if you are a hard worker. The campus is beautiful and the staff is extremely qualified. At Cranbrook, I experienced some of the most enjoyable and well-organized classes I have ever attended. However, Cranbrook is not a good place for those who need a lot of extra help. Classes are fast-paced and the curriculum is challenging. The student body is very competitive and those who are slower learners will quickly fall behind. Also, students at Cranbrook are nice but pretty unhappy. Most students are extremely anxious and just a bit depressed, the rigorous workload makes it hard to enjoy anything about the school. Regardless, Cranbrook is a great prep school, academic wise, and ensures students will be ready for college.
    Cranbrook is a classic private school with emphasis on college prep - however, before attending, there are things that are worth considering: the cost, the courses available and the clubs available. Cranbrook has a lack of AP classes and a lack of clubs that are standard across public schools across the country, and the cost of tuition is rarely ever justified through the student experience. If you want your kid to go to an elite university and are considering sending your child here, make sure they are genius or else you will be unable to reap the benefits of the Cranbrook name.