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CBA, where college preparation is key

At CBA, college preparation begins in junior high when students perform a self-evaluation to determine possible career interests. They select a career to research, then present, actually playing the role to peers, teachers and parents at a Career Fair.

At CBA, college preparation begins in junior high when students perform a self-evaluation to determine possible career interests. They select a career to research, then present, actually playing the role to peers, teachers and parents at a Career Fair.

Christian Brothers Academy prides itself in its college preparatory education. Since 1900 the school has offered an education, steeped in Catholic, Lasallian values, that is unmatched in Central New York. Brothers Pride abounds in the classroom, on the athletic field, in the performance hall and extends to the real world where CBA graduates excel in their professions and service to their communities.

At CBA, college preparation begins in junior high when students perform a self-evaluation to determine possible career interests. They select a career to research, then present, actually playing the role to peers, teachers and parents at a Career Fair. With each grade, CBA students advance their knowledge – of academics certainly, but also their knowledge and awareness of their own personal skills. They develop a strategy for reaching their personal and career goals, with strong support and encouragement from knowledgeable professionals along the way.

By the time CBA students reach their senior year, they are well prepared to make their way through the college application process. A college acceptance listing is posted outside of the guidance office in late fall. When the acceptances start coming in, counselors post the student’s name and college. It is a popular stop for seniors, of course, but also serves as an inspiration for the underclassmen, striving to get to the same point. Come spring, seniors have some choices to make from among an impressive list of acceptances.

So far, members of the CBA Class of 2012 have been accepted at Cornell, Brown, University of Pennsylvania, Boston College, Syracuse University, University of South Carolina, Le Moyne College, Villanova, University of Pittsburg, St. John’s University, University of Rochester, Berklee School of Music, Drexel, Tulane, Penn State, Northeastern University, Duquesne, University at St. Andrews - Scotland, Stonybrook, St. Lawrence University, Hamilton, Seton Hall, Marquette, Loyola, SUNY Geneseo, Bentley, Howard University, Manhattan College, Norwich, University of Connecticut, Providence, Johns Hopkins, Fordham, University of Tennessee, Michigan State, St. John Fisher, Fairfield, Marist, SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry, Pace, St. Josephs and more.

For a dozen years running, 100 percent of CBA seniors have been accepted into great colleges and universities such as those listed above. They have gone on to graduate school, professional careers, or serving our country all over the world. We congratulate them and express our sense of pride in their accomplishments.

For information on Christian Brothers Academy, call 446-5960 or visit cbasyracuse.org

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