Cranbrook Kingswood is a private, K-12 school located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Founded in the early 20th century by publishing mogul George Booth, Cranbrook Kingswood is part of the Cranbrook Educational Community, which also includes Christ Church Cranbrook, the Cranbrook Institute of Science, the Cranbrook Academy of Art, and Cranbrook House.
Cranbrook Kingswood is made up of four schools which are spread out over a large campus. The lower school is called Brookside, and has 506 students in pre-kindergarten, Junior and Senior Kindergartens, and grades 1-5. For middle school, 165 boys go to the Vaughan campus, and 165 girls are at the Kingswood campus. Nearly all classes are separate for boys and girls from grades 6-8, and some through grade 10.
The upper school is separated across two campuses, though it is co-ed. Currently, mathematics, sciences, foreign language, religion & philosophy, and performing arts are taught on the Cranbrook campus, while English, history, and fine arts are taught on the Kingswood campus (which also houses the girls' middle school). The upper school has 763 students, approximately 1/3 of which are boarding students who live in single-sex residence halls. Cranbrook Kingswood is affectionately referred to as "CK" by its students, faculty, and alumni.
As a college preparatory school, Cranbrook Kingswood seeks to offer a high standard of academic offerings, especially in the upper school, where 15 Advanced Placement courses are offered. Recent graduates have attended schools including all Ivy League schools, MIT, Amherst College, New York University (NYU), Georgetown University, Duke University, University of Virginia, University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University, University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Michigan, and Michigan State University.
Famous graduates of Cranbrook include Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy, soccer player Alexi Lalas, Massachusetts Governer Mitt Romney, actress Selma Blair, author Sven Birkerts, architect Tod Williams, historian Natalie Zemon Davis, releaser of Pentagon Papers Daniel Ellsberg, author Ward Just, author Thomas McGuane, and Heisman Trophy winner Pete Dawkins.
- Official site (http://www.cranbrook.edu/schools)