In June of 1908, the family moved to their new home, Cranbrook House, which was designed by well-known Detroit architect Albert Kahn. In August 1950, Brian Hone resigned from his position as director at Cranbrook to become director of the Melbourne Grammar School, a position he held until his retirement in 1970. Although the endowments provided by the Boots remained intact after their death in the late 1940s, the additional donations they frequently made to Cranbrook institutions ceased and the community's financial picture weakened somewhat. Similarly, the middle grades were reorganized as Cranbrook Kingswood High School with two gender-specific programs located on two separate campuses.
The statutes of the CEC required that the community be composed of three divisions of the Cranbrook Institute of Science, the Cranbrook Academy of Art and the Cranbrook schools, each led by a director who, in consultation with a divisional board of governors, reported to the administrative officer of the CEC, the president of the Community. Cranbrook is famous for its architecture in the style of the Arts and Crafts Movement by principal architects Albert Kahn and Eliel Saarinen. Brian Hone began as director at Cranbrook in August 1940 and, in 1948, founded the English Teachers Group, which revised the English curriculum in New South Wales. Mr.
Hewan was offered the position of director at Cranbrook in November 1950 and arrived in Australia in April 1951.An obvious solution to the difficult fiscal situation Cranbrook faced was to change the way Cranbrook did business. The Cranbrook Art Museum maintains a contemporary art collection that includes works by Harry Bertoia, Maija Grotell, Carl Milles, Robert Motherwell, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. After almost 100 years of tradition, the name Cranbrook has become synonymous with the expectation that every child will be recognized as an individual and given the opportunity to develop their personal strengths and talents in an environment that is both supportive and enriching. Today, Cranbrook schools include a blended high school, separate high schools for boys and girls from Kingswood and Brookside Lower School.
By then, the Booth had begun to seriously consider establishing educational institutions in Cranbrook. Brookside School Cranbrook, Cranbrook School (for boys), Kingswood School Cranbrook (for girls), Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cranbrook Institute of Science and Christ Church Cranbrook. Cranbrook School (formerly called Queen Elizabeth Grammar School) is a state-funded boarding school and mixed day elementary school in the market town of Cranbrook, Kent, England. Building largely on plans drawn up by George Booth, teams of landscape architects, farmers, gardeners and workers were hired to transform Cranbrook's abandoned fields into a beautiful rural estate and functioning farm.