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When you step through our doors you will feel the warm learning environment at Catherine Cook School.
Teachers, administrators, and parents collectively create experiences that go beyond the acquisition of knowledge, preparing students to solve problems, make decisions and communicate effectively. To live as global citizens, Catherine Cook students navigate the ethical impact of their behavior and develop respect for a diverse array of cultures and heritages. Parents build connections naturally through an energetic Parent Association, active volunteering, and engaging parent seminars.

Catherine Cook School is a vibrant learning community that fosters curiosity, develops critical thinking, and inspires compassionate leadership for students in preschool through 8th grade.


The power of our student-centered approach lies in the purposeful combination of innovation and inquiry-based experiences designed by talented educators within a nurturing and supportive community.


Catherine Cook School is building an inclusive learning community, where evidence-based practices, innovative learning design, and strong relationships are at the heart of educational excellence. Our learners are challenged to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and confidence to grow, work, and contribute meaningfully at school and beyond.





Catherine Cook School is an affiliate of National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools (LMAIS), and Independent School Association of Central States (ISACS).