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 2023 Profile   

100% of our seniors were accepted into a four-year school. Students are attending colleges and universities such as:

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Columbia University
  • Princeton University
  • Stanford University
  • Cornell University
  • Colgate University
  • University of California-Los Angeles
  • Clarkson University
  • Fordham University
  • Villanova University
  • University of Albany
  • Colorado State University
  • University of Virginia
  • Penn State University
  • Boston University
  • Clemson University
  • Texas Christian University
  • Syracuse University
  • Le Moyne College

  • Sravan Kodali (Stanford University) was awarded a Cameron Impact Scholarship. The Cameron Impact Scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition, merit-based undergraduate scholarship awarded annually to the top 10-15 exceptional high school students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, leadership and community service.
  • Kodali and Logan Roueche (Lehigh University) were recognized as National Merit Semifinalists.
  • Luke DeLorenzo (Purdue University); Finn Doyle (Princeton University); Hana Kang (Cornell University); Anna Kelly (George Washington University); Mark Khairallah, (Hamilton College); Blake Savage (Cornell University); Mary Sullivan (University of Notre Dame) and Lukas Ward (University of Pittsburgh) were recognized as National Merit Commended Students.
  • Nine students were accepted to Ivy League Schools; Six students will be attending Ivy League schools in the fall including: Ben Carrick, Hana Kang and Blake Savage, Cornell University; Finn Doyle, Princeton University and Will Harrigan and Emily Jones, Columbia University.
  • Average ACT Score-31; 109 out of 125 students in the class took an AP Course (87.2 %); Total number of AP Courses taken is 489.
  • Total Merit Aid: $31,503,340.00; 81 students (65%) received a scholarship to the school they plan to attend; Six full paid scholarships; Average scholarship for the school they plan to attend: $104,288.00.
  • During the 2022-23 school year, the Class of 2023 completed over 6,000 service hours (equivalent to 2.8 years of 40-hour weeks of service).
  • Five Scholastic Writing Award Winners
  • Five Scholastic Art Award Winners.
  • Ten student-athletes will be continuing their intercollegiate careers at Division I institutions next fall. Luke Boule’ (University of Albany, baseball); Grace Fletcher (Marist College, track & field); Will Harrigan (Columbia University, baseball); Andrew Kohlbrenner (Marquette University, lacrosse); Joseph Papa (St. Joe’s University, lacrosse); Lloyd Ziparo (Boston Univeristy, lacrosse); Amarri Pitts (Central Connecticut State, football); Jordan Rae (University of Albany, football); Casey Vaughn (Siena College, baseball); Giselle Vlassis (Lehigh University, tennis).
  • NYSHSAA Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction-26 varsity teams achieved a cumulative GPA of 90 percent or higher during their sports season. Three Sectional Championships; 10 League Championships.