Incoming Freshmen

Class of 2027

Academic Calendar

Please view the Academic Calendar to find important dates for the 2023-24 school year.

May 2023- Application deadline for Class Council

August 11, 2023 – Freshman Lock-In & New Parent Orientation

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 2023.

Please contact the Athletics Department at (916) 733-3610 or by email at if you have any questions about CB Athletics.

Class Council

Freshman class Lasallian Student Life Council members represent the Class of 2027 with the school administration, and serve as a liaison between their class (2027) and the Associated Student Body Council. Applications are due by Friday, May 5. Click here for an information/application packet.

Ed Tech Boot Camp – Attendance is Mandatory

At the CB Tech Boot Camp, incoming freshmen will learn basic iPad tips, how to navigate Schoology and PowerSchool, and digital citizenship. We will also review commonly used apps, learn how to connect to the school’s wi-fi network, and address any questions your students may have. Students are expected to bring their iPads to the camp.

Prior to attending the Ed 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:

  • PowerSchool
  • Schoology
  • Microsoft 365
  • Outlook
  • Notability
  • Google Chrome
  • MobileServe
  • Scoir

Frosh Ed Tech Boot Camps will take place on campus July 31 – August 4 in one-hour timeslots beginning at 9 a.m. Click here to register.

If you have any questions about Ed Tech Boot Camp, please contact Ms. Lisa Keyson, educational technology specialist, 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 will be sent a link to their child’s FinalForms enrollment in June of 2023. Forms must be completed by August 1, 2023.

This is mandatory for all students.

Student-Athletes must have an updated physical form submitted prior to conditioning and/or try outs.

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

Freshman Lock-In

Lock-In 2027 takes place at Christian Brothers High School beginning with check-in from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 11, 2023. Freshmen and their parents are invited to enjoy some ice cream and socialize during check-in time, prior to Lock-In and New Parent Orientation. Parents and guardians, please join us for New Parent Orientation scheduled for 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All activities will conclude by 6:15 a.m. on Saturday, August 12. Check-in and check-out for freshmen will be at the back parking lot gate by the Grove and cafeteria.

Lock-In is a time for the Class of 2027 to spend the evening on campus and get to know one another, make new friends, learn about some longstanding CB traditions, and participate in fun activities throughout the night as part of their first official high school event! We will also have a quiet area where students may watch a movie or play video games.

Modified “spirit dress” dress code is observed for Lock-in, meaning students are allowed to wear jeans, sweats, long pants, or shorts that must reach at least mid-thigh. Sandals and flip-flops may be worn, although athletic shoes are preferred. Students will receive their class spirit t-shirts at check-in and are expected to wear this spirit shirt throughout the evening.

FinalForms enrollment is required in order for students to attend Lock-In. 

Register here!

iPad Program

Every CB student is required to have an iPad by the first day of school. We recommend any new generation model running the latest iPadOS software. Due to increasing availability of e-books and educational apps, students will need a minimum of 64GB of memory. Students will be provided with a Microsoft login which will give them access to OneDrive which allows for up to two terabytes of storage at no charge while attending CB. Apple’s iCloud, Google Drive, or Dropbox are also recommended, but a subscription will be needed beyond their free 5-15GB of storage. 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 and keyboard. 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 Ms. Lisa Keyson, educational technology specialist, at

Math Competency Skills

View the Mathematical Competency Skills expected for all incoming freshmen.


Students will receive a notice of math placement in their application portals. This placement is based on the following criteria:

  • Grades and Standardized Test Scores for 6th-8th Grade
  • Teacher Course Description and Recommendation

Freshmen are placed in the following courses:

  • Algebra 1A (the first half of a two-year Algebra 1 program, followed by Algebra 1B as sophomores)
  • Algebra 1 (most students begin with this course)
  • Accelerated Algebra 1
  • Honors Geometry
  • Honors Algebra 2

Math Course Offerings
Students are required to take three year-long (10 credit) courses in mathematics, although four years of math study is strongly encouraged.

Progression of Math Course Offerings

What is Your Math Path?

Click here to register for a math challenge exam.

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. Summer 2023 reading selections are available here.

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.

Students interested in accelerated placement in either French or Spanish are encouraged to participate in a challenge exam. Click here to schedule.

If you have any general questions, please contact the Admissions Office at or (916) 733-3690.