Christian Brothers College High School

Students gathered outside the Blessed Mother Grotto
Graduation Day
Front of school
Mother-Son Mass photo
De La Salle statue

Meet the Admissions Team

Jim Brockman '99
Assistant Principal
Director of Admissions
Jim is a CBC graduate from the class of 1999 and he works closely with prospective students and their families throughout the admissions process to ensure a smooth and enjoyable transition from grade school into the CBC community.


In his own words...

WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE CBC: As a graduate, I was thoroughly prepared for all aspects of college and my life after college.  CBC offers the “total experience,” preparing our young men for their tomorrow. 

Spiritually, our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping every student realize the maximum potential of his God-given talents and abilities. Through service, retreats and opportunities to grow alongside your brothers, a CBC education will help you develop into a man who is committed to justice and closer to God.

Academically, we will challenge you at your level. CBC customizes its academic program to meet the needs of each individual student. 

Socially, CBC offers a real world experience. We draw students from across the St. Louis metropolitan area. Our students come from more than 100 different parishes and public schools. 

Athletically, CBC has a rich tradition of excellence, winning State Championships in multiple sports over 165+ years in St. Louis.  CBC offers two freshman teams in Football, Soccer, Basketball, and Baseball, thus doubling the number of students who have the opportunity to participate in interscholastic athletic competition. We also offer “no cut” sports like Football, Swimming, Cross Country, Wrestling, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Bowling, and Lacrosse to ensure that everyone has a chance to be part of a team. 

Extracurricular Activities are a highlight of the experience at CBC. Our theater program is on par with most college programs, while our band program performs about 12 concerts per year, and has over 200 students who participate.  Regardless of your talents or interests, CBC has something for you.

Melissa Ryan

Admissions Coordinator

Hello, my name is Melissa Ryan. I am the Admissions Assistant here at CBC. I support the Admissions Team, and my goal is to make sure that no details slip through the cracks. I realize prospective students and their parents have many questions regarding the Admissions process. I want to make certain that all of your questions about CBC are answered thoroughly. Call me to ask questions, arrange a tour, or to schedule your Official Visit.

WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE CBC: At work and at home, I am surrounded by the positive influence of a CBC education every day. My husband is a graduate of the Class of 1984, and credits CBC for much of his success and lifelong friendships. He has fond memories of his teachers, coaches, classmates, and his overall high school experience. My three sons have enjoyed hearing about CBC through the years, and were anxious to attend. Two of our boys have graduated, gone to college, and have their own wonderful memories, while the third is still enjoying the experience. They have learned so much academically, spiritually, and socially. Boys from different backgrounds, academic abilities, talents and interests are all able to thrive and succeed. CBC truly has something for everyone!

Ryan Batliner '10

Admissions Coordinator

Hello my name is Ryan Batliner. I am an Admissions Coordinator here at CBC. I support Jim and Mel, and my goal is to make sure each prospective student has an experience built specifically around his interest when they visit our campus. CBC truly has something for everyone and I can’t wait to show you the wide variety of unique opportunities we have to offer!

WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE CBC: I graduated from CBC in 2010 and I am extremely proud and blessed to still be a part of this amazing community. My four years spent as a student were the best years of my life. I arrived at CBC knowing no one and left with people whom I consider family. My brothers have and will always be my closest friends and biggest supporters. “Brothers for Life.” is more than just a phrase at our school.  When I returned as a faculty member, I noticed this incomparable sense of brotherhood is one of the many constants that remains true for each graduating class. This phrase motivates me to provide the greatest experience for each and every student. The second you step foot on our beautiful campus, you will immediately be surrounded by the most supportive community. CBC has a devoted faculty and staff that committed in helping every student feel they belong. This is why you should choose CBC. You will partake in such a rare experience that will be prized and nurtured for the rest of your life.