Message from the Director of Admissions
Dear Prospective Students and Families,
Thank you for your interest in Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School! The Cristo Rey Network originated in Chicago in 1996. We are part of a national network of more than 30 high schools across the country. The Cristo Rey model provides a unique combination of college preparatory education with hands-on professional work experience. As we begin our 5th year in Philadelphia, we continue to make amazing strides. Cristo Rey Philadelphia takes pride in having graduated our founding Class of 2016 – and 100% of our graduates were accepted into a four-year college!
The Work-Study Program is supported by professional job partners who are committed to offering amazing opportunities to work in corporate environments for each students’ four years of high school. Not only does the work-study program provide an invaluable experience but it also pays for the majority of their tuition! A Cristo Rey education makes private schooling affordable for students residing in the city of Philadelphia and as far as Camden and Pine Hill, NJ. The average family contribution is about $100 per month.
A reasonable cost provides each student with high-quality, high-energy, fully-committed teachers, small class sizes, a college prep curriculum, courses on professionalism and business literacy, ACT test prep, exposure to corporate America, transportation to and from work, and a free hot breakfast and lunch program provided by the Vetri Foundation. We offer a wide array of afterschool sports and activities, and access to a national network of colleges and universities who are interested in the Cristo Rey-educated student.
While we, the faculty and staff, believe in the mission of Cristo Rey and all it has to offer, we recognize the unique challenge presented by our model of education. The ideal Cristo Rey student is eager to work in a professional setting through our Work-Study program, understands that hard work in the classroom equals success, and is motivated to go to college. Our promise is that with persistence and dedication, every Cristo Rey Philadelphia student will be accepted into college!
Our application for the 2019-2020 school year is available now online. Visit How to Apply for instructions.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Director of Admissions