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Cristo Rey Network

Cristo Rey Network



Thirty -two Cristo Rey schools in 21 states and the District of Columbia provide a quality, Catholic, college preparatory education to 10,000 young people who live in urban communities with limited educational options.


Member schools utilize a rigorous academic model, supported with effective instruction, to prepare students with a broad range of academic abilities for college success. Cristo Rey schools employ an innovative Corporate Work Study Program that provides students with real world work experiences. Every student works five full days a month to fund the majority of his or her education, gain job experience, grow in self-confidence, and realize the relevance of his or her education. Students work at law firms, banks, hospitals, universities, and other professional Corporate Partners.



2018 Snapshot 

32 Cristo Rey schools

11,522 Students nation-wide

13,366 Alumni

1,745 Faculty and Staff

90% College Enrollment

98% Students of color

$37,000 Average family income (for four)

670 Board Members

97% Daily Attendance Rate

3,072 Corporate Partners

46 University Partners 

38 Religious Sponsors and Endorsers

87% Corporate Partner Retention