Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School offers a top-quality college prep education to students from families with limited finanical resources across Philadelphia, PA and Camden, NJ.
The annual cost of education for one student is approximately $12,000. Of this total, approximately 60% is earned by the student through their participation in the Work-Study Program. The money earned through their Work-Study job and funds raised from benefactors permit the school to ask for a maximum family contribution of $2,500 per student per year. However, most families will pay considerably less. The family contribution is assessed based on need.
No student is denied admission due to an inability to pay.
Student must be a rising 9th or 10th grader. We do not accept 11th & 12th grade transfer students.
All incoming 9th grade students entering the 2019-2020 school year must be 14 years old by September 1, 2019, as a requirement of the Work-Study Program. Please call the Admissions Office with questions regarding the age requirement.
Student must take admissions placement test.
The student's family must be financially eligible. Because our mission is to provide a private school option to students who otherwise could not afford a private school education, the family of the student must be considered as having limited financial resources. Families that earn $60,000 or more annually should contact the Admissions Office prior to applying to determine eligibility.
Our application for the 2019-2020 school year is available now online. Visit How to Apply for instructions.
With questions or concerns, please call the Admissions Office at 215-219-3943, ext. 1100, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
5.25.18 - Fox 29 News - A Philadelphia high school is going to new heights. These drones were built and programmed by students at Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School. Students spent the morning test flying drones as part of a year long course in the school's Autonomous Systems Engineering Academy.
6.1.18 - CBS Philly - For the Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School's class of 2018, it's an even more special day–100 percent of the graduating senior class has been accepted into a four-year college or university. Faculty members attribute a valuable work-study program for the impressive statistic.
03.26.18 - WHYY - A Catholic school in North Philadelphia, is piloting a curriculum that will turn students into literal pilots. Drone pilots, that is. Throughout this school year, the students at Cristo Rey have gobbled up technical skills they'll eventually translate into a fleet of homemade drones.
1.12.18- 6abc Action News- Students at Cristo Rey Philadelphia got a huge surprise at school this morning, receiving $150,000 from Wells Fargo. The oversized check was presented to the students during their Honors Convocation and the money will go towards student scholarships.