Transfer Admissions Process

Christian Brothers Academy does accept a very small amount of 10th grade students each summer. There are certain criteria which must be completed and strict deadlines that must be met in order to gain admission. Please see below.

Christian Brothers Academy considers transfer admission on a case by case basis. It is important to us that you are serious about joining the Academy and we want to help provide you the best opportunity for success in high school and beyond. If you are interested in pursuing a CBA education, please follow the instructions below very closely. In most cases, we admit only 10th grade transfer students. However, there are special scenarios where we will consider admission for 11th grade students. These include: students whose parents are active military and are moving to the area, students moving to the area from a different state or part of New Jersey, and those students coming from another Catholic/Lasallian High School.

How to Apply for Transfer Admission to CBA

  1. Contact the Director of Enrollment Management, Mrs. Maccarella at 732-747-1959 x217 or
  2. After having a conversation with Mrs. Maccarella, Director of Enrollment Management, you will receive an email with instructions on how to establish a Parent Portal account in our application system, School Admin. All application requirements and Entrance Exam registration will be completed in the Parent Portal.
  3. A letter of intent from the student indicating why he wishes to attend Christian Brothers Academy. This letter should be emailed directly to Mrs. Maccarella at
  4. An unofficial transcript complete with grades to date. Students should have at least a 3.0 GPA (80%). No student with failing grades will be considered. The School Records Request Form can be found in the Admission Application Portal. An official transcript will be required with end of year grades should you be accepted to CBA.
  5. Completion of the Transfer Exam held on Saturday in the Spring of 2022. The date will be determined in early winter 2022. The exam is a standardized test which assesses your competence in Math and English. There is a $75 registration fee for taking the test and the test will be administered at CBA.
  6. An interview with the Director of Enrollment Management.
  7. A letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor.
  8. A letter of recommendation from an administrator familiar with the student’s disciplinary and attendance record.

All materials must be received by June 15, 2022.

All 10th grade transfer students who have not been attending a Catholic high school must complete a two week long “Living LaSallian” Summer Seminar held at Christian Brothers Academy. You are required to attend every session from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on scheduled days. This Seminar will acquaint transfer students with the Catholic faith and principles of LaSallian education. There is a $500 fee associated with the seminar which must be paid in full at the beginning of the summer seminar. The seminar will be held in August.

If you are an 11th grade transfer student who has not been attending a Catholic high school, you are required to take an additional online religion course. This will satisfy the two years of religious studies you have missed. The course will have a discounted tuition and is the responsibility of your family and not part of your CBA tuition.

For information on transfer into CBA:

Please contact Jennifer Maccarella (732-747-1959 x 217 or to arrange an interview for your son and receive more information on how to register for the exam and submit his application.