At Christian Brothers Academy (CBA), high school students develop into young men of high character who graduate ready to impact the world.

“The word most commonly associated with CBA is ‘brotherhood’—and that’s not just a buzzword,” Director of Enrollment Jennifer Maccarella says. “Our upperclassmen see it as their duty to fold our new students into the fabric of CBA.”


A two-time National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, CBA’s educational model is known for its focused dedication to service and faith. Based on the teachings of St. John Baptist De La Salle, the founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, CBA has offered students a complete, holistic experience both in and out of the classroom since 1959.

“Teachers are asked to be mentors who help students identify and develop their unique gifts and talents. No child is simply the student who sits in desk three, row four, with a current 85.5 GPA, but rather a child entrusted to the care of the educator—deserving of mentorship and support on the levels of mind, body and spirit,” says Director of Mission Integration Matthew Meehan.

CBA students are involved in award-winning theater and music programs, 18 interscholastic varsity sports and nearly 50 extracurricular activities, ranging from Model UN and math team to ping pong and art club.


“The fact that students at CBA are learning at a high level while at the same time developing as grounded, well-rounded men of character helps to define what makes CBA unique,” Maccarella says. “Our graduates have achieved in the classroom, on the fields, on the stage and in their communities and that translates to excellent college opportunities.”

The school also has daily theology classes and school-wide masses, class-level retreats and clubs devoted to community outreach, such as its Lasallian Youth service organization that makes frequent trips to less fortunate areas of New Jersey in need of food, clothing and other essential goods.

“I’m inspired by our students’ dedication and commitment to impactful community service experiences, both locally in Monmouth County and across the country,” says Principal Neil Begley, Class of 1996. “All of these components speak to the holistic approach of CBA’s Lasallian educational model where our mission is to develop young men of faith, character and action.”

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