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.
Amount Awarded to the Class of 2018
(does not reflect athletic scholarships, grants in aid, work study, Pell Grants or any other pay back loans.)
Percentage who received Merit-based Scholarships
# of students who will continue their sport at the collegiate level
2017 National Merit Competition Commended Students
2017 National Merit Competition Finalists
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.
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 (2018-19) is 910 students.
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.
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.
Incoming students are accepted on the basis of a competitive entrance examination score, their elementary school records, and previous teachers’ recommendations.
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:
Additionally, students must complete 50 hours of community service.
Note: Pass/Fail courses are omitted from GPA computation.
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.
|F||=||0.0||(64 and below)|
|Course Type||Weighting Factor|
|Accelerated (ACC) or|
|Advanced Placement (AP)||1.10|
First Honors are awarded to a student with a GPA of at least 92, with no weighted grade below 85.
Given the quality of our student body, and the rigorous college-preparatory curriculum of study, students are not ranked.
The cumulative GPA frequency for the first six semesters of the class of 2015 are as follows:
|GPA Range||Students in Range|
|D/F (below 70)||0|
|Algebra I †||Health|
|AP Geography||Latin †|
|Biology †||Physical Education|
|English †||Religious Studies|
|French †||Service Program|
|Geometry-Algebra II ‡||Computer Seminar|
|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 †|
|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|
|College Algebra†||Religious Studies †|
|Creative Writing†||Science Team|
|English †||Service Program|
|French †||US History II †|
|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
|AP Spanish||Religious Studies †|
|AP Statistics||Science Team|
|Anglo & Norse Mythology
|Calculus †||Studies in Alt. Narratives|
|Christian Service||Survey of Music|
|College Algebra||Twentieth Century History|
|College Writing||U.S. Civil War|
Results for the school year…
|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|
Results for the class of…
Results for the class of…
Academic Merit-Based Scholarships (awarded solely on academic achievement)
|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|
We have the following expectations for every student who graduates from the Academy:
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.
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.
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.