Incoming Freshmen

Welcome Class of 2021!

2017-18 Academic Calendar  |  Class of 2021 Lock-In Registration

  Summer Reading List  |  Carpool Interest Form

Important Dates

February 27, 2017 – Online Enrollment
Online Enrollment opens on February 27, 2017, and closes March 24, 2017.

April 5, 2017 – Welcome Class of 2021!
All registered families are invited to attend our “Frosh Welcome Night” as students begin their inaugural membership in the Class of 2021.  Members of the class will take yearbook and Student ID photos, meet teachers, administrators, coaches, and students, receive class t-shirts and begin to meet classmates. Be sure to attend the President & Principal Welcome in the Ron Limeberger ’53 Gymnasium at 6:45 p.m.

April 28, 2017 – Student Council Applications Due
Freshman student council members represent the Class of 2021 with the school administration, and serve as a liaison between their class (2021) and the Associated Student Body Council. If your incoming freshman is interested in Student Council, please have him/her complete and submit the application.

Friday, August 11 to Saturday, August 12, 2017 – Class of 2021 Lock-In
All freshmen are invited to join us for one of the most memorable nights for all CB student. You won’t want to miss it!  You may register for Lock-In here and pay the $10 fee per student. Class of 2021 Lock-In Information is available here.

Important Information
Academic Calendar
Please view the Academic Calendar to find important dates for the 2017-18 school year.

Appryse System Registration
Appryse is a web-based replacement to the paper-based system we have used previously to track medical history, contact information, and release forms for all of our students. All incoming freshman must have a completed Appryse enrollment by August 1, 2017. Students involved in formal summer activities, such as student leadership training and CIF sports team conditioning and practice, will have earlier due dates as determined by their program director or head coach. Appryse enrollment for the 2017/2018 school year will open at the end of May.

Athletics at Christian Brothers
If your student is interested in playing a sport or joining the athletic training program next year, please complete and submit the Athletic Interest Form. You will then be contacted by coaches and program directors with more information about tryouts and meetings. Please note: application deadlines for the cheerleading and athletic training programs are quickly approaching. Please contact Gloria Bauer, athletics administrative assistant, with questions or concerns.

If you are interested in carpooling for the 2017-18 school year, please fill out the Carpool Interest Form and submit it to Rona Gordon via email. An email will be sent to you sometime in June listing all families who are interested in carpooling from your zip code. Once the carpool list has been distributed, it will be each family’s responsibility to arrange a carpool for their student(s).

Four-Year Arts Program
In order to participate in the four-year arts program, students must enroll in art courses as freshman and continue to take art courses all four years. Please view the Four-Year Arts Program Overview document to learn more.

Foreign Language & Challenge Exam
For more information about the language options offered at Christian Brothers, please review the World Languages brochure. Please click here to register for the Foreign Language Challenge Exam on Saturday, May 6, at 12:15 p.m. If you have any questions regarding the Foreign Language Challenge Exam or process, please contact Mr. Tomas Capogreco ’86, Foreign Language Department Chair, at

Math Challenge Exam
Please click here to register for the Math Challenge Exam on Saturday, May 6, at 9:00 a.m. If you have any questions regarding the Math Challenge Exam or process, please contact Mrs. Lorie Frias, Math Department Chair, at

Pathway to Engineering
The Pathway to Engineering program is a four-year sequence of UC-approved courses. Students will be able to enroll in Introduction to Engineering Design which focuses on the design process and its application. Students will use industry standard 3-D modeling software to help them design solutions to solve real-world problems.

If your student is interested in taking Introduction to Engineering Design, select the course when completing your online enrollment. With our rigorous seven-period schedule, it is important to note that students enrolled in the program will only be able to take the Pathway to Engineering classes by delaying their freshman science course. There are a variety of ways that students may fulfill both their science requirements and their engineering courses over the course of their high school career.  At the time of online registration, please indicate that you would like to meet with a counselor prior to selecting your electives or contact Mr. John Riley-Portal, Class of 2021 counselor, at (916) 733-3678 or via email at

Science Challenge Exam
Please click here to register for the Science Challenge Exam on Saturday, May 6, at 10:45 a.m. If you have questions regarding the Science Challenge Exam or process, please contact Mrs. Holly Keller, Science Department Chair, at

Summer Reading
The summer reading list is available here.

Summer Sports Flyer
Please view the Summer Sports Flyer for start dates and coach contact information for freshman sports teams.

Technology Bootcamp – Attendance is Mandatory
At the CB Tech Bootcamp, incoming freshmen will receive instructor-led basic iPad, digital citizenship and Schoology training to prepare for CB’s 1 to 1 iPad program. We will also give students knowledge about our school policies and procedures. Students are expected to bring their iPads and have their Apple ID created. Click here if you need to setup your Apple ID. We suggest students have their own email address and Apple ID.  All models should be 32G or greater and have iOS 10 or higher. iPad Air 1 or lower cannot be supported by Christian Brothers IT help desk.

You must register here by July 25, 2017. Sessions take place between August 1 and August 15 and are two hours long. Any questions or concerns should be directed to Brittany Williams at