CBC International Program
CBC Q&A with Tom Eichwald '07
The Benefits of International Students
At CBC, we are committed to ensuring that all of our students--international as well as domestic--leave here prepared for success in the "real world," and a crucial component of this preparedness is that students have a real understanding of the global nature of our society. By getting to know students from other countries and cultures, every student who comes to CBC will be better equipped to question established beliefs and values and to think critically and creatively about a broad range of topics. Our international students will be immersed in an educational community built upon critical thinking, student engagement, and the development of essential leadership skills, all done with a focus on the strengths and needs of each individual student. These skills and the experiences that forge them will enable our young men to form relationships that span not only a lifetime, but the globe.
The St. Louis metropolitan area has a population of 2,905,893 and is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Its central location and international airport make for easy travel to destinations anywhere in the USA, including Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago. St. Louis is a center of medicine and biotechnology, and there are many top hospitals in the area. Monsanto, one of the world’s leading agricultural and biochemical companies, is headquartered in St. Louis. Additionally, the aerospace company Boeing employs nearly 15,000 people at its north St. Louis campus. St. Louis is also home to two major universities--Saint Louis University and Washington University, which is regarded as one of the top universities anywhere in the United States!
Christian Brothers College High School is centrally located in the city of Town and Country, just 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis. Home values tend to be very high and some of the most beautiful homes in St. Louis can be found there. It is also home to plenty of green space and three public parks: Longview Farm House Park, Drace Park, and Preservation Park (also used as CBC’s athletic practice fields and the location of our tennis courts and baseball stadium). The residents of Town and Country also have a strong sense of investment in their community. Every fall, for instance, they have their town’s Fall Festival, complete with music, dancing, food, and fireworks. This year, they even added a parade with dozens of classic cars and local celebrities joining in the fun.
For 166 years, CBC has been committed to academic excellence. We custom-build an educational experience for each individual student in order to ensure his preparation for college and for life. As a result, students of all levels improve at more than twice the national average in core areas! CBC students have a 98% college acceptance rate and in the last five years have earned over $57.4 million in scholarships, many to elite universities like Stanford, Duke, Notre Dame, and Washington University in St. Louis. Each year, approximately 2,800 college credit hours are earned by CBC students. CBC students' test scores are extremely competitive, with average ACT scores of over 30 for the top 30% of CBC students. The top 10% of CBC Students have an average of over 32!
CBC also boasts a number of unique and exciting academic programs, including an expansive STEM program as well as an innovative four-year Leadership Program designed with input from CBC students themselves. For more information on our academic offerings, check out our online Course Description Guide at www.cbchscourseguide.org today!
CBC has a brand new 40+ acre campus built in 2003 ($50 million) that includes: 52 classrooms, 7 science labs, a makerspace, 2 art rooms, main athletic stadium (seats 3,000), library with print and digital resources, gym (seats 1,750), state-of-the-art theater, band room with 7 sound-isolating practice rooms, and tennis courts. Christian Brothers College’s technology-rich education environment includes:
- Laptop computers for every student
- A television and video production studio
- A fully-staffed Information Technology department and laptop repair center available to students
- An online broadcasting platform that delivers live coverage of various events on and off campus
- Multimedia presentation tools in every classroom
Christian Brothers College High School has been fully accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement since 1927.
Interested in Becoming a Host Family?
You are welcome to host a student for one or two semesters, but there is also the possibility of choosing to host again the following year. The students typically study in the United States with the intention of graduating from an American high school. Host families receive a monthly stipend to cover any costs that arise with having an extra person in their home. Host families also have access to ongoing support from a local Residential Coordinator.
If you are interested in hosting, contact CBC International Program Coordinator Tom Eichwald '07 at (314)985-6064 or firstname.lastname@example.org