Both students and parents alike value the offerings at Christian Brothers Academy (CBA), where high school students are prepared for the collegiate course load ahead in a tight-knit community that offers so much more than academics. The school is home to award-winning theater and music programs, 18 interscholastic varsity sports and a focused dedication to service and faith.
“Our student body genuinely has a brotherhood-like feel to it, while our parents are active in many facets of the school year,” says Jason Lutz, director of marketing and communications. “They quickly realize it’s a community they want to be actively involved in.”
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. A two-time National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, CBA’s educational model develops each student spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically—and community remains at the center of it all.
“Character is one of those intangible qualities that you can’t put numbers on, but you know just in talking to a CBA student that he is a fundamentally good person—and that, more than ever, matters in building a successful future,” says Jennifer Maccarella, director of enrollment management.
BECOMING BUILDERS OF OTHERS
CBA offers nearly 50 extracurricular and co-curricular activities, from robotics to media and broadcasting. It’s home to a student-run theater group and nine music offerings in the performing arts department. The school has daily theology classes and school-wide masses, class-level retreats and clubs devoted to community outreach, and that’s all on top of the 50 service hours that are required by each student. The 2022 senior class completed 21,928 hours of service— which averages to 101 hours per student.
“Our boys learn that serving others is the truest externalization of their God-given gifts and talents and lessons learned at CBA…and that they are to become builders of others,” says Director of Mission Matt Meehan. “From day one, our boys are reminded that they are to be brothers. CBA students are expected to welcome one another, celebrate one another for their unique gifts and support one another as they strive to reach their potential.”
850 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft