Christian Brothers Academy challenges students to achieve excellence in all aspects of their lives, encouraging them to live as moral, responsible, contributing, and successful members of society.
- Black/African American: 5%
- White: 79%
- Hispanic: 3%
- Asian: 6%
- Native American: 1%
- Two or more races: 6%
Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) is a private, Lasallian Catholic, college preparatory school located in Syracuse, NY. While Catholic schools nationwide experience dwindling enrollment and closures, CBA Syracuse continues to thrive. The Lasallian mission permeates every aspect of our existence, and inspires our CBA family to live as the best version of ourselves as possible. This mission is guided by the Five Core Principles derived from the teachings of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the De La Salle Christian Brothers, and patron saint of all teachers: Quality Education; Respect for All Persons; Inclusive Community; Concern for the Poor and Social Justice; and, Faith in the Presence of God.
CBA fosters the development of intellectually capable and accomplished students, who act with integrity, while committing themselves to social justice and spirituality. A caring faculty and staff carry out St. La Salle's notion that "to touch the hearts of your students is the greatest miracle you can perform." Our rigorous curriculum challenges students with over 30 Advanced Placement course offerings and six years of religious course study. We embrace technology as a means of communication and instruction, while valuing traditional methods that maintain the vital human element. Students take ownership of their spiritual growth through our Peer Ministry Program. Teams of nearly 100 student Peer Ministers create a community-building, faith-driven theme for each school year, as well as design and implement retreats across all grade levels. Students propose, design, present, and implement multiple school-wide service programs each year. The service immersion trips in inner-city Syracuse, Camden, NJ, and St. Vincent Strambi, Jamaica, give our community hands-on experiences in living as Christ teaches us.