Christian Brothers College, Monkstown (or C.B.C. Monkstown) is a fee-paying Catholic school, founded in 1857 under the trusteeship of the Christian Brothers in Monkstown, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland. The school fees are approximately €3,500 per annum.
In the 2004 Sunday Times Schools League Table, CBC was listed among the country's top twenty school, while in the Irish Times tables in 2006, the school was the top all boys school in Ireland (3rd overall).
Rugby and Athletics are C.B.C. Monkstown's two main sports, the school won the Edmund Rice Games title in Athletics the past five years running.
The school motto is "Certa Bonum Certamen (CBC) or "fight the good fight" and the school colours are red, black and gold.
The secondary department, with the exception of the commercial stream, moved to the house at Monkstown in 1950, and extended the neo-classical house built by Charles Haliday in 1843. In 1987 the school was further extended to include new offices, cafeteria, staff room and technology department. The latest addition is the Edmund Rice Oratory, which opened in 1994.. There are currently plans undertaken to rebuild the school on its current site.* This caused considerable controversy in 2005 in the national media when in was announced as CBC would receive a portion of the costs of funding the building despite being a fee paying school.
The fourth year (Transition Year) includes courses in academic subjects, as well as such optional subjects and activities as: Japanese, Sailing, Computer science (ECDL), Social work, Tourism, and First Aid. The Comenius project is also offered which is a project linking CBC with other schools around Europe. Transition Year classes won the Comortas Scannan TG4 in 2005 and were finalists in 2006, the 2005 group having their film represent Ireland in Italy in 2005.
Subjects offered to Certificate students at both levels are: Latin, Art, Music, Computers, French , German, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Home Economics, Maths, Economics, Business, Accounting, Spanish, Geography, History, Technical drawing, Irish Language, Japanese and English.
Facilities include: playing fields, theatre/gymnasium, Science labs, library and computer room.
The Junior School's 6th class raise money annually for the Chernobyl Children's Project and culmanate their fund raising in a business exhibition at the end of every year. In 2007 they raised €30,000 for the project.
In 2008 the Senior team reached the semi-finals of the Senior Cup defeating St Columba's College 24-0 in the 1st round, defending champions St Michaels College 30-3 before losing to St Mary's College in Donnybrook. They also won the Leinster Senior League for the first time in the schools history. The Junior Cup team reached the final of the Junior League.
In 2008 Monkstown produced 6 Leinster players on both the under-18's (Richard Ivers) and under-19's (Michael Noone, Steve Boucher, Shane Grannell, Gary Foley and Killian Jenkison) teams - including Leinster's under-19's Captain Michael Noone. Three of the Senior squad were also selected for the Ireland under-19's team, and were in the starting line up against Italy and France, (Michael Noone Gary Foley and Shane Grannell sub second row.)