The purpose of the Health and Fitness Program at Cristo Rey Philadelphia is to aid in fulfilling the mission of the school, "...to nurture and challenge young women and men to recognize and realize their full potential..."
Credible research consistently shows that students who develop the discipline of regular physical activity and develop proper nutrition will have greater academic and life-long success.
Our curriculum includes programing that promotes individual well-being and improves the students’ capacity for learning. Our Health and Fitness Program is founded on the following components:
An understanding and appreciation for the benefits of good nutrition and fitness incorporated into the culture of the school
Nutritious meals prepared and served for breakfast and lunch in the school cafeteria, in partnership with the Vetri Foundation
Fitness training (running, group fitness, Zumba, etc.) three (3) times per week for all students
Fitness opportunities for students outside of school hours at local YMCAs
To learn more about the Health and Fitness Program at Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, contact Kristine Zeiset, Health and Fitness Instructor, at email@example.com.
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.