Just the Facts

Christian Brothers Academy Blue Ribbon Students

Founded: 1900
Grades: 7-12 (Co-educational)
Number of Students: 780+
Number of Faculty & Staff: 85
Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Network of CBA Alumni: 7,500
Courses/Classes Offered: 116
AP Classes Offered: 25+
Graduation Rate: 100 %
Athletic Teams: 60+

Activities/Clubs: 45 +
Bands: 4 (Including Jazz Ensemble and String Orchestra)
Choirs: 4 (Including Jubilee and Select Chorus)
Dramas/Musicals: 3 (Including Jr. High Musical)
School Colors: Purple & Gold
Nickname: The Brothers


  • CBA was named a “National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence” in September 2019. One of only 50 private schools nationally and the only private school in New York State (2019).

  • Ranked as Best #1 Catholic High School in Upstate New York by Niche.com

  • Average standardized test scores are in the top 15% of all high schools in the country.

  • CBA students, on average, score 30 percentage points higher on the NYS Math and ELA exam, compared to students throughout New York Sate.

  • The average CBA student takes more than four AP courses preparing students for college and potentially earning college credit.

  • On average, approximately 150 college representatives visit the CBA campus and recruit students to their college or university each year.

  • Comprehensive SAT prep program is offered to students including the full administration of a version of the PSAT exam in the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade.

Class of 2020 Profile   

99% of our seniors were accepted into a four-year school, with one student electing to play hockey for the Eastern Hockey League. Students are attending colleges and universities such as:

  • Cornell
  • the University of Pennsylvania
  • Duke University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Georgetown
  • Carnegie Mellon
  • Wake Forest University
  • Wesleyan University
  • Bucknell University
  • Hamilton College
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • University of Rochester
  • Boston University
  • Bentley University
  • Michigan State University
  • Syracuse University

Several students earned spots in extremely competitive accelerated and dual degree programs including:

  • The Dual Admittance M.D. Program at SUNY ESF and Upstate University
  • 3 + 4 Dual Admittance Medical Program at RIT and Upstate University
  • The Early Admittance Medical Program at Union and Albany Medical School
  • The University of Rochester Early Medical Scholars (REMS)

Thirty-four students will continue their Catholic Education at schools such as:

  • Georgetown
  • Providence
  • Villanova
  • Loyola Marymount
  • St. John Fisher
  • Le Moyne College
  • Canisius
  • Xavier
  • Marquette
  • Siena
  • Scranton

One student is attending Howard University, a historically Black College or University (HBCU) founded in 1867 in Washington, DC.

Members of the class earned over $25 million in merit scholarship grants, not including financial aid, with the average student earning $210K.

  • One National Merit Scholarship recipient
  • three National Merit Commended students
  • 65 members of the Brother Adolphus National Honor Society

Nine student athletes have committed to play Division I athletics.