Christian Brothers Academy (DeWitt, New York)

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Christian Brothers Academy
CBA Syracuse logo.jpg
6245 Randall Road
Dewitt, New York, (Onondaga County), 13214
United States
Coordinates 43°1′55″N 76°5′17″W / 43.03194°N 76.08806°W / 43.03194; -76.08806Coordinates: 43°1′55″N 76°5′17″W / 43.03194°N 76.08806°W / 43.03194; -76.08806
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1900
President Brother Joseph Jozwiak
Principal Matthew Keough
Vice principal Mark Person
Asst. Principal Judy Killion
Grades 7-12
Enrollment ~750 (2013)
Color(s) Purple and Gold         
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Tuition $9,175 (9–12)
$8,825 (7–8)
Junior High Principal Kathleen J Hanson

Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) is a private, Catholic college preparatory school in suburban Syracuse, New York run by the Brothers of the Christian Schools, founded by St. John Baptist de La Salle. Located within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, the school has roughly 750 students in grades seven through twelve. It was founded in 1900 by the Christian Brothers, who still run the school, though most of the teachers are laity. In 1960, it moved from its original site on Willow Street in Downtown Syracuse to its current location in suburban Dewitt on Randall Road. CBA was a boys only school until September 1987. CBA opened its doors to girls after Syracuse's all-girls school The Franciscan Academy closed and many of those parents actively lobbied to have CBA accept female students.

CBA has a noted history of athletic achievement at the local and state levels; most recently, the varsity football team won the 2004 New York State Football Championship by defeating New Rochelle High School and Ray Rice. The girls varsity Swimming and Diving team finished the 2009 season ranked number one in New York State and 7th in the nation among independent schools.


As of the 2011-2012 school year, tuition information is as follows: [2]

7th and 8th Grades

$ 8,825 + $ 230 activity fee

9th-12th Grades

$ 9,175 + $ 230 activity fee


CBA currently utilizes an Internet informational system known as NetClassroom, in which student data, such as class schedule, grades, homework, and absences are displayed online at all times, accessible from the official web site. Parents and students each receive separate usernames and passwords, so that parents may check the progress of their children at all times.

Graduation requirements[edit]

In order to graduate from Christian Brothers Academy, students must complete all credit requirements, and they must perform community service. New York Regents Exams also apply in order to receive a New York State Regents Diploma in addition to a CBA diploma.[3]

Courses Credits for CBA Diploma Credits for NYS Regents Diplomas Exams for NYS Regents Diploma Exams for Regents Diploma – Advanced Designation
Religion 3 (.75 credits per year)
English 4 4 Comprehensive English(1) Comprehensive English(1)
Social Studies 4 4 Global History(1)
US History & Government(1)
Global History(1)
US History & Government(1)
Mathematics 3 (in high school) 3 Regents(1) Regents(2)
Science 3 (in high school) 3 Regents(1) – Must be Living Environment Regents(2) – 1 exam must be Living Environment
Health 1 .5
The Arts 1 (.5 art/.5 music) 1
Physical Education 2 (.5/year) 2
Technology .5
World Languages 2 (in high school) 1 Regents
3 Advanced Designation (inc. 8th grade)
NYS Proficiency Exam
(8th grade)
Regents(1) – Exam must be accompanied by 3 credits of language
Writing .5
Electives 1 in junior year
3 in senior year
3.5 Regents
4.5 Advanced Designation
Christian Service 32 hours
Total Credits 28 credits
32 hours of service
22 Regents
25 Advanced Designation

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable alumni include:

  • Patrick B. Mahar, United States Naval Academy
  • Homer Lee Davis III, United States Air Force Academy


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