You may have already read that our founder, St John Baptist de La Salle, was a pioneer in his field, breaking many of the accepted norms of education held during the 17th century. Many of his ideals are timeless and are the hallmarks of Lasallian schools today. De La Salle recognized the need to educate the whole person: mind, body and spirit, and believed that a well ordered and disciplined environment was a path to accomplishing these goals.
La Salle’s legacy lives on at CBA as, in addition to our excellent academic program, we strive to teach our students Christian values, ethics, self discipline, responsibility, and awareness of as well as service to others.
Our Student Handbook provides the disciplinary framework and details to help facilitate self discipline and personal responsibility.
A broad range of programs and activities are available to compliment the curriculum in providing this wholistic education.
These include programs of spiritual formation, community service, varsity and intramural athletics, performing arts (music and theater), as well as a myriad of clubs that range in diversity from students’ cultural interests, to popular hobbies, to more competitive academic teams.
All of these aspects fit together to make Student Life at the Academy one of community and camaraderie. Once you join the CBA community you are always a member, whether in or out of school. There is an environment of mutual respect where students and faculty support each others’ endeavors and accomplishments.
Author C.S. Lewis once wrote, “Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make a man a more clever devil.” It is not enough to simply gain knowledge and ability; we must use our gifts and accomplishments to be aware and responsible members of society. Christian Brothers Academy’s wholistic approach provides the “values” to compliment the “education”.