Cranbrook Schools, a private pre-k through 12th grade school in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., has purchased a former residence for retired nuns and other women.
Cranbrook is planning to renovate the facility that housed the St. Elizabeth Briarbank Home for the Aged and use the 13-acre property to house its international students, reports The Detroit News.
The home, which housed retired nuns and elderly women, closed in 2021 after 80 years in operation.
"In the short term, Cranbrook plans to use the existing facilities on the property as temporary residential housing as we anticipate and plan for renovations of the Cranbrook Schools and Cranbrook Academy of Art dormitory spaces," said Cranbrook spokeswoman Julie Fracker.
Between the Academy of Art and the Cranbrook and Kingswood campuses, Cranbrook has about 300 rooms for its high school and graduate students who live on campus. Cranbrook plans to renovate its housing facilities but has not established a timeline for the work.
Cranbrook has about 1,650 students from preschool through grade 12.