At CBA, the admission season runs from September to January of a given academic year. Applicants typically apply, therefore, in the fall prior to their year of actual enrollment. Although most students enter CBA in ninth grade, a few openings may be available every year to grades ten and eleven.
The first step in the admission process is to attend Open House in October and fill out our application for the November entrance examination. Open House normally falls on the first Sunday in October and is the first opportunity for prospective families to register for our entrance exam.
A boy’s candidacy for admission will be considered only after he applies for and takes our entrance exam. The entrance exam is usually administered on the first Saturday in November and, in combination with seventh and eigth grade marks, serves as the basis for admittance to the CBA. The Admissions Committee meets formally in late December regarding decisions to accept, waitlist, or decline students, and families are notified of decisions by the first week of January. Action on students for grades ten and eleven may take place as late as June.