Incoming Freshmen

Class of 2025

Academic Calendar

Please view the Academic Calendar to find important dates for the 2021-2022 school year.

The Arts

CB is the place to be an artist. Media, visual and performing arts are essential components of a well-rounded CB education. More than half of the student body participates in the arts. Students can take classes in choir, band, KBFT (student-run television station), The Talon (online newspaper), theatre and visual arts. Theatre productions, Open Mic nights and student-led choirs, De La Femme and De La Dudes, are open to all students. Find more information about our media, visual and performing arts programs here.


If your student is interested in playing a sport next year, please complete and submit the Athletic Interest FormYou will then be contacted by coaches and program directors with more information about tryouts and meetings. Please note: Application deadlines for cheerleading are in Spring 2021.

Please contact Gloria Barela, athletics administrative assistant, with questions or concerns.

Challenge Exams

Students wishing to challenge their placement in math or world language are welcome to sit for challenge exams in the subject(s) of their choice.

  • The math challenge exam is scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. at Christian Brothers. Check-in begins at 8:45 a.m. with the test beginning promptly at 9:00 a.m. The test will take approximately one hour. We ask that students bring two No. 2 pencils and this completed COVID-19 screening form signed the day of the test. For the health and safety of our future Falcons, students should arrive no earlier than 8:45 a.m. at the front parking lot of Christian Brothers, wear a face covering/mask, and maintain social distancing while on our campus. Parents/guardians may remain in their cars and wait for the duration of the test. We ask that families plan for departure upon completion of the exam to allow for immediate cleaning after the test. To sign up for the exam, please complete the math challenge exam registration form by noon on Friday, April 30. If you have any questions regarding the math challenge exam or process, please contact Mrs. Courtney Hendry, math department chair, at
  • The world languages challenge interviews are scheduled for Saturday, April 24 (American Sign Language); Saturday, April 24 and Saturday, May 1 (Spanish); and Monday – Thursday, April 19 – April 22 (French). The challenge interviews will be online in a 30-minute Zoom session. To sign up for the interview, please complete the world languages challenge interview registration form. After you have signed up, you will receive an email with the Zoom link closer to the date of your interview. If you have any questions regarding the world languages challenge process, please contact Ms. Anna Fernandez, world languages department chair, at
FinalForms Medical System Registration

FinalForms is the web-based system CB uses to track medical history, contact information and release forms for all of our students. All incoming freshmen must have a completed FinalForms enrollment by August 1, 2021.

Note: Parents/Guardians of enrolled CB students will be sent an email from FinalForms inviting you to complete the medical enrollment for your student(s) through their website. This is mandatory for all students, whether participating in athletics or not. Students must have an updated physical if interested in playing sports at CB.

Please contact Ms. Susanne Pierson at or (916) 733-3625 if you have any questions regarding FinalForms.

Freshmen Student Council

Lasallian Student Life Council (LSLC) at CB, also known as Student Council, is comprised of four class councils, which are led by the Associated Student Body (ASB) Council. Student council members plan many of the activities on campus, such as dances and spirit days. The freshmen LSLC would represent the Class of 2025 to the school administration and serve as liaisons between their class and the ASB Council.

Requirements include attending LSLC class before school two mornings per week and attending LSLC camp (tentative dates are Friday, August 6 – Sunday, August 8, 2021).

If you are interested in applying, please complete the online application form and submit the hard copy endorsement for office from the Freshmen Lasallian Student Life Council packet by Friday, May 2, 2021. After your application has been submitted, you will be scheduled for a group interview. The packet includes more details on dates, deadlines and additional important information.

If you have any questions about Lasallian Student Life Council, please contact Mrs. Gigi Grapé at

Frosh Welcome Night

All enrolled families are invited and encouraged to attend Frosh Welcome Night on the evening of Wednesday, April 14, where students will begin their inaugural membership in the Class of 2025. CB will be hosting a drive-thru pick-up parade between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and live online forums with coaches, academic departments and students from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. During this event, members of the class will meet teachers, administrators, coaches, and students, and receive class t-shirts and other assorted goodies.

Part I: Drive-thru pick-up parade

Come by CB any time between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to participate in the Class of 2025 drive-thru pick-up parade! Show off your CB spirit as the school’s newest Falcons and pick-up your class t-shirt and other assorted goodies. Be sure to look for us at the front of the school!

We will also be having a Class of 2025 car decorating contest for the most CB-spirited car that joins in on the parade! The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to our CB Student Merchandise Store.

While you’re on campus at the drive-thru parade, be sure to take some pictures using our Frosh Welcome Night Snapchat geofilter!

Part II: Live online forums

Following the parade, please join us for online forums between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 meet CB administrators, coaches, and faculty members representing each of the academic departments.

  • The President and Principal forum will be from 6:00 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. (Meet President Dr. Crystal LeRoy and Principal Annemarie Bacich as they welcome you to this portion of the evening and have some fun in store with raffle prizes, even a free iPad!)
  • All other live forums will begin at 6:15 p.m. and be available through 8:00 p.m.

The Frosh Welcome Night web page ( with all of the links to the online forums will be live on the evening of Wednesday, April 14.

If you need technological support during Frosh Welcome Night, please contact and a member of our Information Technology department will assist you.

We look forward to seeing you there!

iPad Program

Every CB student is required to have an iPad by the first day of school. We recommend any new generation model that is currently selling in stores. Due to increasing availability of e-books and educational apps, students will need a minimum of 32GB of memory. The school email Outlook accounts will have OneDrive where students can store files for free as long as they are students at CB. iCloud, Google Drive, or Dropbox are recommended. Students wishing to load additional apps, videos or music may want to investigate purchasing an iPad with additional memory.

Items that are strongly recommended, but not required include: a protective case/cover, keyboard, and engraving (student’s name or personal message). Suggested items include the optional warranty program through Apple, optional insurance protection through Apple or a third-party vendor, and earphones. Cellular data and a stylus are not required.

Families may purchase the device from the retailer of their choice, but may want to consider purchasing your iPad through our education discount.

If you have any questions about the iPad program, please contact Mr. Fred Jaravata, educational technology specialist, at

Lock-In and New Parent Orientation

Freshmen Lock-In is a terrific way for your child to get to know his/her new classmates. Plans are still underway to make this a safe, fantastic event. Please mark your calendars for Friday, August 13. 

We’d also like parents and guardians to join us for New Parent Orientation on that same evening.

Summer Reading

Students are assigned summer reading books specific to their course placement for English and social studies classes. Reading assignments must be completed before the first day of school. Please review the Summer Reading List to find your student’s required books. You may purchase books from your chosen retailer. Please note: The Accelerated World History I summer reading assignment is coming soon.

Technology Boot Camp – Attendance is Mandatory

At the CB Tech Boot Camp, incoming freshmen will receive instructor-led basic iPad, digital citizenship and Schoology training to prepare for CB’s 1:1 iPad program. We will also give you students knowledge about our school policies and procedures. Students are expected to bring their iPads to the camp.

Prior to attending the Tech Boot Camp, students should have their Apple ID created. Click here if you need to set up your Apple ID. We suggest students have their own email address and Apple ID. The following apps will also need to be downloaded:

Dates and times for the Tech Boot Camp are TBD.

If you have any questions about the Tech Boot Camp, please contact Mr. Fred Jaravata, educational technology specialist, at

World Languages

At Christian Brothers, all students are required to take four semesters of a language in order to graduate. Colleges encourage six or more semesters of a language. CB offers American Sign Language, French, and Spanish. More information about our world languages programs can be found here.