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Cranbrook School

Address: 39221 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304, USA

Description Cranbrook School

  • Founded: in 1922
  • Location: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA
  • Students Age: 15-18 Years
  • Total number of students: 799 people (17% are foreign students, 34% choose boarding school)
  • Training programs: senior and final grades (US High School Diploma and AP), preparation for the university
  • Residence type: boarding house, day form possible
  • Type of training: mixed
  • Language of instruction: English.

Cranbrook School steadily occupies the top positions in the list of the best boarding schools in the United States. A flexible and balanced academic program, excellent infrastructure, convenient territorial location, professional teachers - all this guarantees the highest educational level for both American subjects and foreign students. The main goal of the institution is not just to put various knowledge in the heads of students, but to develop them comprehensively and harmoniously, to bring up a real person, capable of life and a successful career in the modern international community.

The academic results of Cranbrook School students are among the best in Michigan and throughout the country: according to statistics, more than 40% in the Cranbrook School, and the average SAT ball at the graduates is 1939. The widest choice of academic (More than 130 options) gives high school students the opportunity to devote maximum time to the study of the highest priority disciplines, successfully prepare and enter the best universities in the US and the world:

  • Harvard;
  • University of Boston;
  • Williams College;
  • Yale;
  • University of Syracuse;
  • Johns Hopkins University;
  • Hamilton;
  • University of Michigan;
  • Oxford;
  • North-Western University;
  • Duke University;
  • Amherst College and others.

A unique curriculum is developed for each student. Attached to him is a personal mentor-adviser: the specialist helps to form an ideal training program, keeps in touch with teachers and parents, talks about the features and advantages of different universities, specialties available, admission rules and admission requirements. For foreign students, there is an opportunity to attend an intensive ESL supportive English course. Each class includes no more than 16 people, and the teacher-student ratio is 1: 8.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Cranbrook School

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from 49 100 $ / year

Quick overview: A sophisticated, in-depth study program for high school students planning to enter the best universities in the US and the world. The learning process is built on direct communication, discussions and the exchange of experience: students constantly discuss goals, tasks, global problems of the modern world, together seek solutions and compromises. It helps and develop leadership qualities, and learn how to work effectively in a team, build a dialogue with representatives of a different culture or other point of view.

In total, the students are offered more than 130 training courses; In addition to academic employment, students devote time to creative faculty and sports training. For example, a special research expedition is organized every year in the deserts of North Carolina (the trip is designed for 10 days). Example of academic subjects available for study:

  • Higher Mathematics;
  • French;
  • History of the USA;
  • Biology;
  • Computer science;
  • Introduction to higher mathematics;
  • Spanish;
  • Chemistry;
  • World history;
  • Statistics;
  • Chinese;
  • Physics;
  • History of Europe;
  • Latin language.

Tuition fee includes accommodation and meals in full board (campus territory).

Accommodation, housing and food

For pupils who have chosen full boarding, comfortable residences have been prepared on the campus: the resettlement necessarily takes into account the gender and age principle (children live with their peers, boys and girls live separately ). The rooms are designed for 1-3 people: they are fully furnished (beds, shelves and wardrobes for storage of things, a place for study and self-preparation), equipped with necessary appliances. In each house for common use there are cozy common living rooms with games and TV, DVD equipment.

Three meals a day are organized in the general school cafeteria. The diet is made according to the principles of a healthy, balanced diet, completely covers the need for a young organism in the energy needed for vitamins and minerals.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : art, biology, chemistry, Chinese, computer science, French, healthy lifestyle, Higher mathematics, history, History of europe, Latin language, Natural Sciences, Performing arts, physical Culture, physics, social sciencies, Spanish, statistics, World history,  History of america

Events Cranbrook School

Free time of international students helps to organize and occupy the representatives of more than 50 clubs, sections and circles of interests: each student will be able to find employment for themselves, new like-minded people, show their talents and abilities. For example, the following options for extracurricular activities are offered:

  • Culinary art;
  • Debate, speaking skills and public speaking skills;
  • Film production;
  • Studying India;
  • Club of board games;
  • Publishing a school literary magazine;
  • African Culture Club;
  • Jazz band;
  • Robotics;
  • Culture and history of Latin America;
  • Democratic club;
  • Bowling;
  • Ecological club.

Do not disregard a variety of sports training - the physical education of students is considered one of the key priorities in the work of the school:

  • Extreme Sports;
  • Running;
  • American football;
  • Alpine skiing;
  • Hockey;
  • Field hockey;
  • Track and field;
  • Baseball;
  • Diving;
  • Swimming;
  • Volleyball;
  • Basketball;
  • Football;
  • Softball;
  • Tennis;
  • Golf;
  • Lacrosse.

In the evenings and on weekends on the campus, fun and exciting leisure activities are organized: camping expeditions and spending the night in tents, watching movies (including outdoors), basketball matches, visiting a variety of shows, performances, major sports matches, table games, ski walks and much, much more. 

Equipment Cranbrook School

Campus Cranbrook School (319 acres) is located on a vast territory in Michigan, near the small town of Bloomfield Hills. The school is surrounded by picturesque green hills and shady groves, beautiful flowering gardens - and the city can offer students a lot of cafes, restaurants and coffee shops, shopping and entertainment centers, cultural attractions and monuments. The architectural appearance of the campus itself serves as a historical monument and a historical heritage - only 3 schools across the United States have been awarded this title! It is worth noting the magnificent Museum of Art and the Museum of Science: more than 250,000 tourists visit the building annually on the campus.

The campus of children is surrounded by beauty and peace: a lot of fountains, green lawns for picnics, beautiful historic buildings, sculptural compositions and parks. Students have access to a spacious Hall of Common Ceremonies, halls for concerts and out-of-class recreation, a variety of functional and scientific laboratories, a large library, an assembly hall and a separate Arts Center. The excellent sports infrastructure also deserves mention:

  • Tennis Courts;
  • Stadiums and playgrounds for team games (indoor and outdoor);
  • Big indoor Swimming center;
  • Fields for baseball;
  • Football fields (for American football and for soccer);
  • Multifunctional sports and gyms, grounds for general fitness;
  • Ice rink-arena;
  • Volleyball courts;
  • Track and field athletics Centers.

Many students are involved in school teams, regularly participate in competitions and take prizes in national championships: it is especially worth mentioning golf, hockey, tennis and lacrosse.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Tuition fee varies depending on the chosen training course and the child's age.

Accommodation and meals at full board (campus) are already included in tuition fee.

Some services are paid additionally to tuition fee:

  • Registration fee;
  • Contribution to the whole school development;
  • Examination fee;
  • Educational deposit;
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional);
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional);
  • Air tickets;
  • Transfer in both directions;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Personal pocket expenses;
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents;
  • Consular fee (payable at the Embassy).

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

School applicants should prepare the following documents for the selection committee:

  • Report card for the previous 2-3 years;
  • Recommendations from teachers (In priority - teachers in mathematics and English), class teacher and director;
  • All sorts of awards, medals, certificates , gratitude - all evidence of the student's achievements in any field (academic, creative, sports, charitable and community work);
  • Motivation letter : Why do I want to study at your school? ".

Applicants also have to pass a personal interview, it is worth to be ready for tests in English (both the international TOEFL or IELTS certificate, and the school internal examination) and in mathematics.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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