Christian Brothers offers a wide range activities to complement its quality education — find out what drew some CB students to “the place to be”. CBHS is more than a school — it is a community. Students from many backgrounds have different reasons for attending Christian Brothers. Like all college preparatory schools, CBHS provides students […]
Christian Brothers offers a wide range activities to complement its quality education — find out what drew some CB students to “the place to be”.
CBHS is more than a school — it is a community. Students from many backgrounds have different reasons for attending Christian Brothers.
Like all college preparatory schools, CBHS provides students with an excellent education. However, there is more to CB than sitting in a classroom. CB sets itself apart from other college preparatory schools because it offers an experience with an education.
Some students like senior Kayla Thompson (’14) were attracted to the sports available at CB. CBHS has a multitude of sports during both fall and spring for both genders ranging from football to lacrosse. Kayla was drawn to the women’s soccer team at CB. According to Kayla, CB’s strength and variety in sports “put CB over the edge”. CB sports was one of her deciding factors when choosing a high school.
Besides sports, students are lured to the performing and visual arts programs CB provides. Marika Rogers (’14) was wary about going to CB at first, but her shadow day at the school “completely turned [her] life around”. She fell in love with the choral and theater programs. During her 8th grade year, Marika watched the many performances available throughout the year like the fall play and choir’s Hollywood Bowl. These events solidified her decision to attend CB.
Dante Mazza (’15) decided to continue his education at CB because he “loved the community atmosphere” and “felt it the moment [he] walked on campus.” The CB community is a family. CB students support each other in sports, arts, and education. Dante believes “no other school compares” to the family atmosphere at CBHS.
Not all students have a choice on where to attend high school. Older siblings can dictate the choice for their younger siblings. Both Allison Lian (’14) and Jacob Cervantes (’14) continue their family’s journey at CB. Even though their choice was made for them, they cannot imagine going any place else.
Allison is the third person in her family to go to CB and she feels CB is the “perfect fit for her.” When her brother first attended CB, she could already feel the sense of community. After attending many school events with her family over the years, she believed “CB had everything for [her].”
Jacob followed his sisters foot steps and came to CB and did not have time to worry if he would fit at CB because he immediately found his niche in the CB family.
CB is a Catholic college preparatory school that is most widely advertised to Catholic elementary schools. However students from public grade schools are drawn to CB as well.
Neena Lynton (’14) and Jordyn Strack (’14) are two CB students with a public school background. Neena discovered CBHS because her mom researched the top high schools in the Sacramento area. She was scared at first because she “would be leaving all [her] friends behind, but knew [her] education comes first”. At Freshmen Lock-In, she quickly made new friends to share her high school experience.
Jordyn did not have the opportunity for a student ambassador visit, but listened to the recommendations of her friends and came to CB. People might believe the transition from public to private is difficult but for Jordyn, “the transition from 8th grade to CB was really easy for [her].” The hardest part for her to get used to was saying prayer everyday.
Students choose to go CBHS because it is a great school. CB offers sports, arts, a community, and other opportunities and provides an education to prepare its students for college and much more.