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 2022 Profile   

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

  • Cornell University
  • Colgate University
  • University of Virginia
  • Penn St. University
  • Baylor University
  • Clarkson University
  • Fordham University
  • Villanova University
  • University of Maryland
  • Arizona State University
  • The George Washington University
  • University of Rochester
  • Boston University
  • Bentley University
  • University of Alabama
  • Syracuse University
  • Le Moyne College

  • The average ACT score for the Class of 2022 was 31.2.
  • The CBA class of 2022 took over 460 AP courses during their time at CBA; 102 students out of the class of 126 took at least 1 AP course (80.95%).
  • During the school year, the Class of 2022 provided over 6,800 hours of community service. 
  • Total amount received in merit scholarships (not including financial aid): $31,837,743.
  • Total number of students who received a scholarship to the school they will be attending next year: 94 (75%); Average scholarship awards at the schools students will be attending next year: $95,683. 
  • Members of the CBA class of 2022 were offered eight full academic scholarships.
  • Four students accepted into Dual-Degree Programs.
  • Seven student athletes committed to play Division I athletics. 
  • This year alone...1 State Championship; 4 Sectional Championships; 7 League Championships.
  • Four students recognized in the CNY Scholastic Art Competition. 
  • 100% of senior students who applied were accepted into 4-year schools.
  • One National Merit Semifinalist
  • Three National Merit Commended Students
  • Seventy members of the Brother Adolphus National Honor Society.