Christian Brothers Academy is a private, all-boys preparatory school for grades 9 to 12 with a focus on Catholic, Lasallian education. The school is run by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, founded by St. Jean-Baptiste de La Salle.
“Parents and students like CBA’s emphasis on the development of the whole person in addition to excellence in academics,” says Principal R. Ross Fales. “We focus on character development, responsibility, faith and spiritual formation, service to others, personal relationships built and connections made, brotherhood formed and teamwork.”
At CBA, students have a myriad of extracurricular, athletic, performing arts, service and spiritual opportunities. “It is the totality of the Academy experience that defines a CBA education,” says Fales.
A Strong Tradition of Service
Service and brotherhood have been a part of CBA since it was founded in 1959 by Dr. George Sheehan and Messrs. Peter Fleming and John Henderson. The school is rooted in the Lasallian tradition that was “founded over 300 years ago to meet the needs of young people in society,” says Fales.
Every young man that attends Christian Brothers Academy is required to perform 50 hours of community service–members of the Class of 2020 averaged 107 hours of service per student. Students volunteer in food banks, soup kitchens, nursing homes and after-school programs.
CBA puts the focus on faith through daily theology classes and morning mass, as well as a number of school-wide masses throughout the year.
Preparedness in Times of Challenge
CBA moved quickly to set its students up for success during coronavirus, moving to online instruction before it was mandated by the state.
“CBA faculty maintained the academic standards of the Academy. The school already had a digital Learning Management System in place and in use by teachers and students for regular instruction, so that facilitated the transition to distance learning,” says Fales.
CBA aims to return to full in-person instruction for all students five days a week during the 2020-2021 school year. The school’s holistic educational approach requires consideration of the mental, social and emotional health of students, in addition to their academic education.
CBA will continue its mission to graduate young men who are prepared to become intellectually mature and morally responsible leaders for society.
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