Process and Key Dates
There are plenty of opportunities to learn more about CBC as you explore your high school options. A few key events and dates are offered below, and you can always contact us directly to schedule a private tour.
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HIGH SCHOOL NIGHTS: Fall of 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade
CBC participates in several High School Night presentations throughout the St. Louis area. These presentations are held at local schools and are attended by representatives of the various private high schools. The purpose of these events is to provide basic information about the school and allow students and parents to ask questions.
Official 8th Grade Visit
It is also suggested that students schedule a day to come on campus for their Official Visit. Contact Melissa Ryan, Admissions Assistant, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (314) 985-6095 to schedule your visit.
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August-December of 8th Grade
Throughout the Fall of 8th Grade, we will invite prospective students to be our guests at various CBC events. The events include Sporting Events, Theater Performances, Band Concerts, and our acclaimed Honors Program Speaker Series. You can receive information and invitations for these events by completing our Potential Cadet Information Request. This is a great way for students to come experience life at CBC for themselves, while meeting current students, performers, players, coaches, and faculty.
CBC OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, November 5
CBC will host our annual Open House on Sunday, November 5. The event runs from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and is open to the public. Students from 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades generally attend, but the event is open to anyone. The Open House offers guided tours, classroom demonstrations, and student activities throughout the afternoon. Ross Hall is the center of the activity, where you can:
- View courses and meet with representatives from each academic department
- Receive information about our various sports teams and talk to current players
- Meet with our financial aid representative
- Learn about CBC’s great student activities, the intramural program, and special interest clubs
- Talk to current and former parents about their experiences
- Meet current teachers, administrators, and many distinguished alumni
- Meet our Learning Specialist and discuss details of our Learning Needs Program
- Enjoy food and beverage, free of charge
Applications are Due: Late November
For parochial school students, Archdiocesan application forms are distributed through Catholic elementary schools and to PSR directors for all 8th grade boys. Students attending public schools or other private schools may obtain an application directly from CBC by contacting Jim Brockman at (314) 985-6067, email@example.com or by clicking HERE.
Parochial school students should return a completed application form to the student’s elementary school by the date indicated on the form. The Catholic elementary school will send the application form and a copy of the student’s grades and standardized test scores to CBC, provided that CBC is listed as the student’s first choice school. Public school students should return the application form to CBC and request that records be sent from their son’s school to CBC.
November-December of 8th Grade
Applications and related information of Prospective Students are reviewed by the CBC Administrative Team. During this time, a representative of the Admission Office will contact you to schedule a time for an interview.
Interviews: January of 8th Grade
CBC conducts interviews of all prospective students and parents. The interview process provides an opportunity to discuss his goals and aspirations. The interviews are conducted by a member of the faculty, staff, or administration and usually last no more than 15 minutes. These interviews take place at CBC. Below are the general criteria for acceptance to CBC:
1.) Grades and Standardized Test Scores
2.) Personal Interview
3.) Whole Person Assessment (discipline, attendance record, etc.)
February of 8th Grade
Letters of acceptance or non-acceptance are mailed to students in early February.
CBC encourages all interested students to apply. By listing CBC as your first choice, your application is given priority consideration. We will consider late applications if space is available.
Spring of 8th Grade
Begin looking for information from CBC about academic enrichment programs, sports camps, and fall sports tryout information. This is a good time to schedule an appointment over the summer for a physical, which is required for all freshmen.
Enrollment and Financial Aid forms are due.
CBC Summer Academy
CBC Summer Academy combines academic enrichment with sports and activities camps to provide 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys with a summer full of fun! Our flexible week-long camps allow a young man to learn, stay active and have fun. Choose between one week, two weeks, and three weeks and have the option to participate in sports and activities camps in the morning or enrichment classes in the afternoon. Or choose BOTH and see all the great things CBC has to offer! Learn more at www.cbcsummeracademy.org
If you would like to transfer to CBC from another high school, please contact Jim Brockman by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (314) 985-6067.