About CBA

CBA At a Glance

Christian Brothers Academy is a private, Catholic, academic college-preparatory school for boys in grades 9 through 12, conducted by the Brothers of the Christian Schools with the collaboration of a caring and distinguished lay faculty.

The Academy is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and a member of the Christian Brothers Educational Association, the National Catholic Education Association and the National Education Association. CBA was one of the first schools to be cited as an exemplary secondary school by the U.S. Department of Education in 1983. CBA exercises its educational mission under the aegis of the Bishop of the Trenton Diocese.

Christian Brothers Academy admits students who have graduated from or been promoted from the eighth grade. It does not discriminate on the basis of color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions, athletic and other school-administered programs. CBA is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational institution.

2017 Graduate Outcomes

Total Class Size

265 Students

$23,576,000 in College Academic Scholarships

Amount Awarded to the Class of 2017

Note: This does not reflect athletic scholarships, grants in aid, work study, Pell Grants or any other pay back loans.

64% of Students

Percentage who received Merit-based Scholarships

Post-Graduate Destinations

  • Four-Year Colleges: 97%
  • Two-Year Colleges: 2%
  • Prep Schools: 1%

Graduates will attend 108 colleges in 27 states and the District of Columbia.

55

# of students who will continue their sport at the collegiate level

16

2016 National Merit Competition Commended Students

2

2016 National Merit Competition Finalists

AP Stats 2016-17

  • 229 students took at least one AP class.
  • 498 AP exams were administered.
  • 76% of total AP students achieved a 3 or higher.
  • The Campus

    Christian Brothers Academy is located on 157 acres in the town of Lincroft, a suburban area located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. It is located approximately 2½ miles west of Exit 109 on the Garden State Parkway.

  • The School

    Founded in 1959, Christian Brothers Academy is an independent, four-year, Catholic, college-preparatory high school for young men, teaching grades 9 through 12. Current enrollment is 1007 students.

  • The Faculty

    The Academy is directed by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, in association with a lay faculty of 70 men and women, most of whom hold advanced degrees in their field.

    The student-teacher ratio is 12:1.

  • The Accreditation

    Christian Brothers Academy is accredited by the Middle States Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges. In 1984, CBA was among the first 60 schools selected nationally by the US Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School.

  • The Admissions Criteria

    Incoming students are accepted on the basis of a competitive entrance examination score, their elementary school records, and previous teachers’ recommendations.

  • The Curriculum

    The school day is divided into eight 40-minute periods. The academic year is divided into 2 semesters, each consisting of 2 marking periods. Every semester course culminates with a comprehensive examination, equal to a full marking period grade.

    To become an Academy graduate, students must amass a minimum of 120 credits. All students take:

    • 4 years of Religious Studies
    • 4 years of English
    • 3 years of History
    • 3 years of Science (including 2 years of lab science)
    • 3 years of Foreign Language
    • 3 years of Mathematics
    • 3 years of Heath/Physical Education
    • 1½ years of Computer Science

    Additionally, students must complete 50 hours of community service.

  • The Class of 2016
    • 265 seniors graduated in 2016.
    • 94% of graduates enrolled in a 4-year college curriculum.
    • Mean SAT Critical Reading, Math & Writing scores (607, 636, and 619).
    • There were 2 National Merit Finalists and 16 National Merit Commended Students.
  • The Pass/Fail Courses
    The following courses meet only once or twice each week, and are graded Pass (P, P+) or Fail (F):
    • Heath
    • Physical Education
    • Math Team
    • Science Team
    • The Volunteer Program
    • Freshman Computer

    Note: Pass/Fail courses are omitted from GPA computation.

  • Determining GPA

    A student’s grade point average is determined each semester. Only grades earned at CBA are used to compute a student’s GPA. Pass/Fail courses are omitted from the GPA computation.

  • Determining Course Grades
    The Academy uses a weighted numerical grading system. 70% (C) is the minimum grade necessary to receive academic credit. It is the policy at Christian Brothers Academy that a student must have a C(70%) average in each subject to continue at the Academy the following year, or to graduate. A grade of D(65%-69%) is considered unsatisfactory, and is not assigned academic credit. The grading scale is as follows:
     
    A = 4.0 (90-100)
    B+ = 3.5 (85-89)
    B = 3.0 (80-84)
    C+ = 2.5 (75-79)
    C = 2.0 (70-74)
    D = 1.0 (65-69)
    F = 0.0 (64 and below)

    Weighted grades are entered for each subject on report cards and transcripts. Earned grades are weighted according to the following table:
    Course Type Weighting Factor
    Accelerated (ACC) or
    Advanced Placement (AP) 1.10
    Honors (H) 1.05
    Standard (S) 1.00
  • Computation of GPA
    1. For each course, multiply the weighted grade (see above) by the number of credits to get grade points for that course.
    2. Add together all the grade points earned.
    3. Divide the total of grade points (from step 2) by the number of credits for all courses)
  • Academic Honors

    First Honors are awarded to a student with a GPA of at least 92, with no weighted grade below 85.

    Second Honors are awarded to a student with a GPA of at least 86, with no weighted grade below 80.
  • Class Rank

    Given the quality of our student body, and the rigorous college-preparatory curriculum of study, students are not ranked.

  • GPA Distribution

    The cumulative GPA frequency for the first six semesters of the class of 2015 are as follows:

     

    GPA Range Students in Range
    A (90+) 61
    B (80-89) 122
    C (70-79) 43
    D/F (below 70) 0
    Total 226
  • The Program of Studies
    Freshmen
    Algebra I † Health
    AP Geography Latin †
    Biology † Physical Education
    English † Religious Studies
    French † Service Program
    Geometry † Spanish†
    Geometry-Algebra II ‡ Computer Seminar
    World History
    Sophomores
    AP Chemistry Health
    AP World History Latin †
    Algebra II-Trigonometry † Math Team
    Chemistry † Physical Education
    Computer Science † Religious Studies †
    English † Service Program
    French † Spanish †
    Geometry † Trigonometry-Analysis ‡
    Geometry-Algebra II ‡ US History I †
    Juniors
    Algebra II-Trigonometry † Health
    AP American History Intro to Physics
    AP Calculus AB Latin †
    AP Calculus BC Marine Biology
    AP Computer Science AB Math Team
    AP Physics 1 Physical Education
    AP Spanish Physics
    Calculus Pre-Calculus †
    College Algebra† Religious Studies †
    Creative Writing† Science Team
    English † Service Program
    Environmental Issues
    Spanish †
    Film Study
    Trigonometry-Analysis ‡
    French † US History II †
    Group Guidance

    † 
    Courses so marked have Honors and Standard tracks
    ‡ Courses so marked have Accelerated tracks as well as Standard. All students particular in a Summer Reading Program by grade level.
    Seniors
    American Government Differential Equations
    Anatomy & Physiology English
    AP Art History Environmental Issues
    AP Biology French †
    AP Calculus AB/BC GURU Religious Studies†
    AP Chemistry Graphic Design
    AP Computer Science Journalism
    AP Economics International Relations
    AP English Language Latin †
    AP English Literature Linear Algebra
    AP Environmental Science Marine Biology
    AP European History Math Team
    AP Latin Physical Education/Health
    AP Physics C Popular American Music
    AP Physics 2
    Pre-Calculus †
    AP Psychology Psychology
    AP Spanish Religious Studies †
    AP Statistics Science Team
    Anglo & Norse Mythology
    Service Program
    Arabic Spanish †
    Business
    Statistics
    Calculus † Studies in Alt. Narratives
    Christian Service Survey of Music
    College Algebra Twentieth Century History
    College Writing U.S. Civil War
  • National Merit Scholarship Program
    Results for the class of…
    2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
    Class Size 229 220 233 222 222
    Students Tested 229 220 233 222 222
    Finalists 2 2 4 3 2
    Semi-Finalists 2 2 4 3 2
    Commended Students 7 12 11 11 12
  • SAT Scores

    Results for the school year…

    2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
    Class Size 229 220 233 222 222
    Students Tested 218 227 220 233 222
    Mean SAT Critical Reading 617 587 588 595 587
    Mean SAT Math 610 614 600 625 622
    Mean SAT Writing 598 586 592 607 597
    Mean Composite SAT 1825 1787 1800 1827 1806
    Median SAT Critical Reading 580 580 590 590 600
    Median SAT Math 610 605 620 620 640
    Median SAT Writing 580 580 600 590 620
    Median Composite SAT 1770 1765 1810 1800 1860
    Mean SAT Critical Reading 495 495 495 499 501
    Mean SAT Math 514 516 517 522 523
    Mean SAT Writing 497 497 499 500 502
    Mean Composite SAT 1506 1508 1511 1521 1526
    Median SAT Critical Reading 501 497 496 496 497
    Mean SAT Math 516 514 514 514 513
    Mean SAT Writing 492 489 488 488 487
    Mean Composite SAT 1509 1500 1498 1498 1497
  • SAT Scores: Mid 50%

    Results for the class of…

    2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
    Critical Reading 530-640 530-650 540-650 530-640 550-650
    Math 550-670 540-660 570-690 560-670 580-690
    Composite 1080-1310 1070-1310 1110-1340 1090-1310 1130-1340

     

    R M R M R M R M R M
    870-750 8 19 15 10 10 19 5 22 14 24
    740-700 19 18 9 16 18 37 16 16 22 26
    690-650 25 48 31 37 31 42 32 54 27 52
    640-600 43 48 36 60 55 50 48 50 58 50
    590-550 60 41 54 35 53 40 52 34 48 40
    540-500 50 33 49 38 42 27 45 33 36 22
    under 500 24 20 26 24 25 19 24 13 17 8
  • Scholarships

    Results for the class of…

    Academic Merit-Based Scholarships (awarded solely on academic achievement)

    2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
    Number of Students 185 160 174 162 177
    Percent of Class 81% 73% 75% 73% 80%
    Total Dollars (millions) $23,682 $17,566 $25,800 $25,800 $32,400

Graduate Profile

We have the following expectations for every student who graduates from the Academy:

A Man of Knowledge

  • The CBA graduate will have an intellectual, spiritual, and social foundation in the teachings of Saint John Baptist de La Salle.
  • He will have a level of literacy that reflects both deep and original thought
  • He will demonstrate literacy in his writing as well as fluency in his speech.
  • He will have a global perspective and local awareness of intolerance, social and environmental issues.
  • He will be aware of America’s unique position in an interdependent world.

A Man of Faith

  • The CBA graduate will be mindful of God’s presence within himself and others.
  • He will demonstrate self-discipline, seek out responsibility, and embrace personal accountability in his studies.
  • He will conduct himself with confidence, security and compassion, and not arrogance, haughtiness or condescension.

A Man of Action

  • The CBA graduate will foster a lifestyle of compassion, justice, and love.
  • He will contribute actively to the virtue of the world as well as to its power.
  • He will conduct his studies with academic integrity.
  • He will pursue learning as an active, lifelong process.
  • He will think critically, competently, and ethically.
  • He will apply what he has learned to his life.

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