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Cranbrook Schools

Private K-12 School

Mailing Address
PO Box 801
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48303
Phone
(248) 645-3610
Email address
admission@cranbrook.edu
School Information
"The history of Cranbrook Schools and the Cranbrook Educational Community is rich and extensive, tracing its roots back to the 1800s and the auspicious marriage of Ellen Scripps to George Booth. The Booths went on to become the founders of Cranbrook, the visionaries who dreamed these institutions into being and who believed they should build something lasting and valuable with their lives and resources" (Source: https://schools.cranbrook.edu/list-detail?pk=103579). Now a PK-12 institution, Cranbrook has 1,656 students with a student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1. Cranbrook's PK-12 institution is affiliated with a graduate Academy of Art, contemporary Art Museum, House and Gardens, and Institute of Science.
General Information
Cranbrook has created numerous initiatives for diversity, including offering conferences and resources. Cranbrooks has incorporated diversity into its curriculum. Cranbrooks has instituted diversity training for students, parents, and faculty. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • Cranbrook offers over 50 student clubs and organizations that develop "cultural competence."
  • Cranbrook's All Schools Diversity Committee incorporates parent training through participation in conferences.
  • Cranbrook offers "student diversity programs" including the "Diversity Training through Birmingham School District."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • Cranbrook states that its Office of Community and Multicultural Programs "assists each division in the design and development of multicultural or other diversity-based curriculum. We serve on the All Schools Curriculum Committee, participating in the review and development of curricula consistent with our mission and institutional goals."
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • Cranbrook's faculty and staff will "present and facilitate DEI peer training such as Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED Program) locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally."
  • Cranbrook offers additional training for faculty on diversity and multicultural education through conferences and mentoring.
Program and Research Funding
  • The Cranbrook Academy of Art received a $30 million grant for student fellowships and DEI initiatives by Jennifer and Dan Gilbert.
Resources
  • Cranbrook offers definitions for DEI terms, and in addition, Cranbrook "accesses local college/university and community organizations' resources to enhance intercultural and intracultural dialogue."
Symbolic Actions
  • On June 2, 2020, Cranbrook released a letter on Facebook responding to the death of George Floyd, stating, "At its best, education in a community as diverse as Cranbrook’s, affords all of our students - and all of us - a lasting opportunity to deepen our understanding of and respect for difference; to enlarge our capacity to identify inequity; to stir our shared responsibility to confront racism; and to develop the effective tools for justice, healing, and enduring reconciliation that our beleaguered world requires." This post was also featured on its Instagram account.
  • Cranbrook states that its community members "serve on local, regional, national, and international DEI boards and committees. Cranbrook teachers, staff and students often present at the NAIS-sponsored People of Color Conference."
  • Cranbrook has an All Schools Diversity Committee which offers programs and involves parents in sharing resources for DEI education.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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