Christian Brothers High School (Sacramento, California)

Christian Brothers High School
4315 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Sacramento, California, 95820
United States
Coordinates 38°32′10″N 121°27′49″W / 38.53611°N 121.46361°W / 38.53611; -121.46361Coordinates: 38°32′10″N 121°27′49″W / 38.53611°N 121.46361°W / 38.53611; -121.46361
Type Private, Coeducational[1]
Motto Enter to Learn - Leave to Serve.[2]
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1876[2]
Founder De La Salle Christian Brothers
CEEB Code 052697[2]
President Lorcan Barnes[2]
Principal Mary Hesser[2]
Asst. Principal Thomas English,
Br. Donald Johanson,
Rolf Schumann[2]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1076[2]  (2007-2008)
Grade 9 276[1]
Grade 10 293[1]
Grade 11 280[1]
Grade 12 250[1]
Student to teacher ratio 16:1[1]
Campus size 24 acres (97,000 m2)[2]
Color(s) Red, Blue and White             
Mascot Falcons
Accreditation(s) Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Western Catholic Education Association
Average SAT scores 1824 (Critical Reading:608 Mathematics:619 Writing:597)[2]
Newspaper The Talon
Yearbook The Crest
Dean of Students Steve Barsanti
Athletic Director Jill Bennett

Christian Brothers High School High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school in Sacramento, California. It is located within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento.



Christian Brothers High School is a private, college-preparatory high school. It is located within the Diocese of Sacramento and was founded by the De La Salle Christian Brothers in 1876. The school currently enrolls 1,076 students drawn from approximately 75 local parochial, private, and public elementary and middle schools. Christian Brothers High School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Western Catholic Education Association.[2]

CBHS is affiliated with the National Education Council of Christian Brothers, the Christian Brothers' Secondary School Administrators' Association, the San Francisco District of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, Saint Mary's College of California, the National Catholic Educational Association, California Scholarship Federation, National Honor Society, the California Association of Student Councils, Sierra Valley Conference, Sac-Joaquin Section of the California Interscholastic Federation, and the National Association for College Admission Counseling.[2]



Christian Brothers' students enroll in a college-preparatory curriculum. Students are generally required to take seven classes each semester. CB offers a variety of college-prep classes, accelerated classes, honors classes, or advanced-placement (AP classes). 99-100% of CB graduates enroll in college.[2]


Christian Brothers invites a wide range of students to apply for admission. Students accepted to the 9th grade each year include students from Catholic elemenatary schools, students of alumni and families currently enrolled as well as those from other religious institutions and private and public schools. Because applications exceed the number of spaces available, all applicants are asked to take the placement indicator exam (held on the third Saturday in January, submit a parent/student questionnaire, transcripts and teacher evaluation forms.


KBFT is the Student television station at Christian Brothers High School. The station was founded in 2001, and is currently in its ninth school year of operation.

KBFT broadcasts a live, closed-circuit program to all students and staff as well as to a web audience three times per week. The "KBFT Morning News" is a ten to fifteen minute program that includes school announcements, world news, sports, weather (previously featuring the insightful weather broadcasting of Collin Lygren) and more. The show is run entirely by students. KBFT has received national recognition by STN, the Student Television Network, and has been ranked as the #1 high school news broadcast in the nation in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008. KBFT was also awarded the number one live sports broadcast in the nation in 2007.[3]

Several graduates of Christian Brothers High School who participated in KBFT have pursued careers in media. Graduates have worked at local Sacramento stations KOVR, KCRA, Fox 40, KTXL, and the San Diego station KFMB.[3]

Notable alumni

LeVar Burton

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b c d e f PSR Website. "Private School Review". Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l CBHS. "Christian Brothers High School Profile". Christian Brothers High School website. Retrieved 2007-08-08. 
  3. ^ a b CBHS. "About KBFT". Christian Brothers High School website. Retrieved 2010-04-06. 

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