New middle school for girls opens at Cranbrook schools

Cranbrook recently completed construction on its first new campus building in decades, a 47,000 sq. ft. middle school for girls costing $16 million.

The state-of-the-art school has Smart Boards located in each classroom, as well as classrooms dedicated to sciences and the arts. It also features a gymnasium, library, dining hall, workout facility and athletic field.

“Clusters” for each grade provide the girls with their own classrooms, laboratories, commons areas and creative spaces for dance, choral music and drama.


Designed specifically for girls’ education, the building was intentionally located next to Cranbrook Institute of Science to give girls greater exposure to science. The green brick structure was designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver criteria using rain collection, recycled materials, Michigan-made construction products and furnishings, and art created by Cranbrook-educated artists.

Check out the new school here.