The Interlochen Arts Academy is the most expensive private school in Michigan, according to an MLive survey of more than 300 private institutions across the state. Below is a list of the 35 most expensive private schools in Michigan. Strangely enough, the first three are all boarding schools. First, here is a database with the tuition rates of 318 private schools in Michigan, representing nearly 90% of schools that enroll at least 100 students, according to a list compiled by the state.
During the summer months, Cranbrook schools conduct a variety of day and boarding programs on their campus. These include day camps, a soccer clinic, a film seminar, a compensatory educational program for students from low-income families, a jazz ensemble, ice hockey, lacrosse and tennis camps, as well as the Cranbrook Theater School. Actor Robert Englund taught one summer at drama school. For the Booths and Saarinen, the conception and design of the Cranbrook and Kingswood schools were heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement, which began in 19th century England.
Domestic students are eligible to purchase Cranbrook health insurance; details are provided to all students. In 1923, Booth founded an Episcopal church to serve the fledgling Cranbrook community, as well as surrounding communities. In 1985, Cranbrook School and Kingswood School merged to create a blended higher school, the Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School. Cranbrook Kingswood accepts just under half of the applicants, placing it in the 25% of the most selective high schools in the United States.
Enrollment is considerably lower in the Grand Rapids metropolitan area, although Kent and Ottawa counties have relatively high private school enrollment rates. The Cranbrook Children's School, which began operating in 1927, was designed by the world-renowned Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen. The design was chosen by William Oliver Stevens, the first director of the Cranbrook School, who drew it. Architecture critic Paul Goldberger of The New York Times called the Cranbrook campus one of the best campuses ever created in the world.
Unlike Cranbrook Children's School, which has several buildings, Kingswood School has a single building, which includes support facilities. Traditionally, the Cranbrook School also has an exchange program with the Cranbrook School of Kent, a boarding school in Cranbrook, Kent, England, in honor of George Booth's legacy. Cranbrook Schools is part of the Cranbrook Educational Community (CEC), which includes the Cranbrook Institute of Science, the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Cranbrook House and Gardens. The tuition shown here is full, undiscounted tuition rates at private Michigan high schools with at least 100 students.