Admission Process

Application Guide 2020-2021

We understand that your son’s high school education is an important decision for your family and we appreciate that you are considering Christian Brothers Academy. As we review each applicant for admission, we take a comprehensive and holistic approach. While an assessment of each individual’s academic record is paramount in our process, we also look at the less tangible strengths of our prospective students – commitment to personal interests and activities and their demonstrated willingness to embrace a rigorous education. We know that the application process can seem daunting and we want to help. This document is intended to guide you through deadlines, requirements and important things to remember. We are always here to help and encourage you to reach out with any questions.

Important Dates & Deadlines for Freshman Admission (Class of 2025)

Entrance Exam October 20 and 22, 2020- 4-7:30 PM

October 24, 2020- 8-11:30 AM

Application Deadline November 16, 2020
School Report, Transcript & Letter of Recommendation December 4, 2020
Decision Notification Early January 2021
Enrollment Deadline January 19, 2021
Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit Deadline February 16, 2021

Application Requirements

The following items are required in order for the Admissions Committee to review your completed application. All documents must be received by the deadline stated above.

A completed application for incoming 9th grade students includes:

  1. Completion of the Entrance Exam
  2. An online student application filed via your PowerSchool Enrollment account. Families will receive the link to establish your account after registering for the Entrance Exam.
  3. School report sent directly from your middle school
  4. Official transcript with complete 7th grade and beginning of 8th grade
  5. Any standardized testing taken in middle school
  6. Letter of recommendation written by a 7th or 8th grade teacher. This is new as of the 2021 application year, and while not required, is strongly encouraged so that the admission committee can gain a better understanding of the student from an academic perspective.

Entrance Exam Requirements

For Incoming 9th Grade Students: The Entrance Exam will be held at CBA on three different dates this year, in order to maintain social distancing and safety guidelines. Registration will be available online and you may select the date which works best for your son. Registration for each day will be capped at 150 students.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 – 4-7:30 PM

Thursday, October 22, 2020- 4-7:30 PM

Saturday, October 24, 2020- 8-11:30 AM

Students who currently have an ISP, IEP or 504 and receive extended time on tests, should submit that current plan to Ms. Colannino, CBA LDTC. Ms. Colannino will evaluate the plan to determine whether your son will qualify for extended time on the Entrance Exam.

Any student taking the exam with extended time must register for Saturday, October 24, 2020.

Contact Admissions

Phone: (732) 747-1959 ext. 217


Mailing Address:
Christian Brothers Academy
Office of Admissions
850 Newman Springs Rd.
Lincroft, NJ 07738