The Christian Brothers School Identity
Since its founding in 1960, Christian Brothers School has served middle school boys in grades 5-7. In response to a grade-structure mandate from the Archbishop of New Orleans and the Office of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of New Orleans as part of a strategic plan, Christian Brothers School expanded to serve boys and girls in grades Pre-Kindergarten-7.
1.Christian Brothers School, a Catholic school permeated by the charism of both the Brothers of the Christian Schools and their founder, Saint John Baptist de La Salle as well as the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans) and their founder, St. Dominic, serves young people in grades pre-kindergarten through seven.
2. The institution of Christian Brothers School supports the needs of a diverse community of academically capable learners, such that they may meet the extraordinary demands of the school.
3. The school, via its curricular and co‐curricular programs on each of its two campuses, provides the student with opportunities to achieve excellence in all aspects of life and, in particular, to strengthen each student’s:
a.dedication to God and a search for Truth;
b.thirst for knowledge and a love of learning;
c.meaningful friendships with peers and respectful relationships with all;
d.creativity and moral character; and,
e.commitment to personal and social responsibility.
4. The Christian Brothers School graduate:
a. embraces one’s own faith and respects the faiths of others;
b. meets the rigors and often exceeds the challenges of a college preparatory secondary education;
c. exercises manners, poise and respect;
d. demonstrates moral strength to be a leader, and is familiar with leadership and its responsibilities; and,
e. understands responsibility to the world via service to others, especially the poor, and the promotion of social justice.
5. The student population is racially, culturally, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse. Further, Christian Brothers School strives for a just distribution of financial assistance to families in need and for gender balance in the student body.