With an average annual income of $36,000, our students’ families are challenged to provide for the needs of their households. They want their children to go to college and have a more financially secure future, but their neighborhood schools are often under-resourced and they can’t afford typical tuition-based schools.
Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School was established specifically for these families, thanks to the support of generous donors who understand that the future of our region is dependent on a great education for all of our children.
At Cristo Rey Philadelphia, students earn approximately 60% of the cost of their education through the Work-Study Program. Families are assessed a modest family contribution fee based on their ability to pay. Students need benefactors to bridge the gap between what they earn, what their families can afford to pay, and the cost of a quality Cristo Rey education.
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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.