Cristo Rey's mission is to ensure the success of its students to and through college. The Pathways to Success in College Office collaborates and builds partnerships with colleges and univerisities across the nation.
Through these parternships, undergraduate and graduate students provide tutoring, counseling and coaching support for Cristo Rey Philadelphia students. Cristo Rey students regularly visit College Partner campuses for tours, programs, activities and fun events.
College Partners also host “prepare for college” programs such as SAT and ACT prep, participate in service programs with Cristo Rey students, and provide Work-Study jobs.
Benefits to the College Partner
Help develop and educate the next generation of college students
Fulfill volunteer/service hours
Provide mentorship and growth opportunities for current college students
Benefits to Cristo Rey Students
Opporuntiy to interact with college students
Mentorship from college students
Visit and learn about the various colleges and universities in the Philadelphia region
Receive acceptance and tuition assistance scholarships to a College Partner campus
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.