Boys Middle School Academics

Grades 5th through 7th

"Your sons into young men. Young men into Christian gentlemen."

Profile of a Student

Class of 2023
  • 99% accepted into high school of 1st choice, 75% qualified for an advanced course of study in high school
  • 50% qualified for the Duke Talent Identification Program (95 percentile or higher on the ACT Aspire)
  • Average ACT Aspire score of 75th percentile on all four subtests
Class of 2017
  • 12 CBS alums named National Merit Semifinalists for 2021 (Annually, CBS has more than any other middle school in the state.)
ACT Aspire Scores: 2016-2021
  • Reading: 78th percentile
  • English: 83rd percentile
  • Math: 75th percentile
  • Science: 81st percentile
    • (an average of 13 points higher than comparable schools in the New Orleans area)

Format: Self-Contained (for the most part)

 Format: Departmentalized

1 or 2 grade levels advanced with emphasis on grammar (including writing skills)

1 or 2 grade levels advanced through Pre-Algebra / Algebra I

1 or 2 grade levels advanced (taught as an independently graded subject in 5th grade only)

Novels, Technical Reading, with attention to Oral Presentation (including library and reference skills)

5th Grade: PLTW: Design & Modeling, Automation & Robotics (Click for more on PLTW)
6th Grade: Physical Science
7th Grade: Life Science, Human Biology and Earth

5th Grade: United States History (Pre-Civil War)
6th Grade: World Geography / World History
7th Grade: United States History (Pre-Civil War to the Modern Era)

5th Grade: Catholic Doctrine / Bible History / Sacraments / Prayer & Spirituality
6th Grade: Catholic Doctrine / The People of God / Prayer & Spirituality
7th Grade: Catholic Doctrine / Liturgy, Worship, & Creed / Prayer & Spirituality (including campus ministry, retreat, and service programs)

5th Grade: Introduction
6th Grade: 1st Year Spanish
7th Grade: 2nd Year Spanish

Keyboarding Skills, Selected iPad Applications, Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Web Page Publishing & Using HTML Language, App Creation, Internet Safety & Digital Citizenship

Team Sports, Fitness, Athletic Skills, Health Education

Introductory Programs

Notetaking, Test Taking, Organizational Skills, Time Management, Standardized Testing

All students are expected to have the prescribed iPad for instruction. The iPad is used as a tool; as such, and like any other tool, it is useful in some instances but not in all instances. CBS is intentional about the manner in which we use the iPad to enhance learning in the classroom. We provide a balance of technological and non-technological instruction in order to provide students with a variety of experiences in preparation for high school and life.

Co-Curricular Programs

All students participate weekly in the following:

Music/Art - Music and Art appreciation

Health/Nutrition - Diet, exercise, etc.

Testing/Study Skills -Time Management, Test Preparation, Organizational Skills, Prioritization, Standardized, Test Prep, Healthy Habits of a Successful Person.

Chapel - Prayer, Morality, and Music

We also offer electives in lieu of recess in the following:

  • Art
  • Drama
  • Learning Landscape
  • Makerspace

Support Programs


Before School Organization

After School Academic Assistance

Writing Labs

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