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 at or (916) 733-3610 if you have any questions about CB Athletics.

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.

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

Lock-In 2025 takes place at Christian Brothers High School beginning with check-in from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 13, 2021. 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 14. 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 2025 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.

School dress code for “denim days” is observed for Lock-In, meaning students will be allowed to wear denim pants, shorts, or capris. Shorts should be long enough to come to the top of the knee. Sandals and flip-flops may be worn. Students will receive their class spirit shirts at check-in to wear throughout the evening.

As we prepare for this fun event, we remain committed to protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our school community and will continue to follow federal, state, and local guidelines. All Lock-In attendees will be required to wear a face mask while on campus except when eating, drinking, or outdoors and socially distant from others.

Since we were unable to host a traditional Lock-In for the Class of 2024, the sophomores will also have their own Lock-In that evening. Some activities will be combined between both classes, but freshmen will spend most of the evening getting to know their classmates.

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

Registration is $10 per student. To assist us in planning for a fun evening, please register at this link by Friday, August 6. Thank you!

Please contact Ms. Kim Pacatte at if you have any questions about Lock-In.

Student Store Shopping Hours

The Student Store will be open for in-person shopping August 2-6 (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.), August 9-12 (12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.), August 13 (12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m.), and August 16 (1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.).

The store will resume after-school hours on Tuesday, August 17, and be open until 3:30 p.m. every school day. The online Student Store is also open year-round.

Please contact John McNamee at if you have any questions about the Student Store.

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.

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:

Frosh Tech Boot Camps will take place on campus on August 2-6 in 45-minute time slots from 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Students only need to attend one session and may sign up for their preferred day/time at this link. Students are required to wear a face mask while on campus.

In addition, there will be virtual Q&A sessions for technology-related questions on Monday, August 9 and Tuesday, August 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Microsoft Teams. The Teams meeting link will be sent closer to the time of the sessions.

If you have any questions about Tech Boot Camp, please contact Mr. Fred Jaravata, educational technology specialist, at or Mr. Alfredo Acosta, Jr., assistant principal of student life and instruction, 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.

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