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)
October 20 and 22, 2020- 4-7:30 PM
October 24, 2020- 8-11:30 AM
November 16, 2020
School Report, Transcript & Letter of Recommendation
December 4, 2020
Early January 2021
January 19, 2021
Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit Deadline
February 16, 2021
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:
Completion of the Entrance Exam
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.
School report sent directly from your middle school
Official transcript with complete 7th grade and beginning of 8th grade
Any standardized testing taken in middle school
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.