St. John Baptist de La Salle founded the Brothers of the Christian Schools in the late 17th century. In the almost 300 years since his death in 1719, Lasallian schools have been founded in over 80 countries around the world and presently educate over one million students. These schools include elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, schools for troubled youth, universities, graduate schools, and alternative education centers.
Christian Brothers Academy is one of approximately 50 secondary schools in the Lasallian Network nationwide. While some are diocesan or parish-owned, CBA is sponsored directly by the Brothers of the Christian Schools and governed by a Board of Trustees composed of Brothers and lay persons. Christian Brothers Academy is accountable to the Diocese of Trenton for the authentic way it educates students in the Catholic faith; otherwise, its governance allows a unique educational vision to find expression.
The following four principles represent the core values as lived out at Christian Brothers: