Incoming Freshmen

Class of 2026

Academic Calendar

Please view the Academic Calendar to find important dates for the 2022-23 school year.

May 4, 2022 – Application deadline for Class Council

August 12, 2022 – 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 2022.

Please contact Dale Milton, athletic director, at or (916) 733-3670 if you have any questions about CB Athletics.

Class Council

Freshman class Lasallian Student Life Council members represent the Class of 2026 with the school administration, and serve as a liaison between their class (2026) and the Associated Student Body Council. Click here to view an invitation to apply for Freshman Class Council, a timeline, and information regarding qualifications, responsibilities, and expectations. Applications are due to Mrs. Powers by Wednesday, May 4.   

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, 2022.

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.

Freshman Lock-In

Lock-In 2026 takes place at Christian Brothers High School beginning with check-in from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022. 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 13. 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 2026 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. 

Click here to register.

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. Microsoft Outlook accounts will have access to Microsoft OneDrive where students can store up to 2TB for free as long as they are students at 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, 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. Julian Elorduy ’03 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. Click here for a list of this year’s books.

Technology Bootcamp – 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 1-5 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.

If you have any questions about Tech Boot Camp, please contact Mr. Julian Elorduy ’03, 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.

Students interested in accelerated placement in either French or Spanish are encouraged to participate in a challenge exam. Tests will be offered on Tuesday, April 5, and Thursday, April 7. Please plan to arrive at 3:30 p.m. for check in. The test will begin promptly at 3:45 p.m. and will take between 30 and 45 minutes to complete. Click here to register.

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