Principal’s Message 2018-19
Cristo Rey High School is fortunate to be sponsored by two religious orders: the Sisters of Mercy and the Society of Jesus. The Sisters of Mercy have been committed to providing education and support to the underserved and marginalized since the order was founded by Venerable Catherine McAuley in 1831. The Jesuits have pursued these same goals since St. Ignatius Loyola founded the order in 1540. The values and traditions of these sponsors provide the foundation for our work as a Cristo Rey school.
All Jesuit sponsored schools educate students who are open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving, and committed to doing justice. All Mercy sponsored schools teach students the necessity of battling racism; advocating non-violent solutions to society’s problems; protecting the environment; promoting women’s education, health, and spirituality; and promoting justice in immigration.
Cristo Rey High School’s unique education program gives our students the knowledge, skills, and confidence to live out these values and fulfill their own dreams. Our fully accredited college preparatory curriculum - with Advanced Placement and honors courses - allows them to develop their talents and gain the skills they need to succeed in college. Our work-study program gives them experience in professional work settings that include finance, law, government, health care, marketing, human resources, and technology. Our religious foundation - with retreats, masses, theology classes, and service programs - allows students to grow in their faith and see how they can serve others and be agents for change.
As a member of the Cristo Rey Network - with 35 schools across the country educating over 11,000 students - we are part of a system that has proven uniquely successful in providing underserved students the education and experience they need to achieve their dreams of earning college degrees, having successful and productive careers, and becoming leaders in our communities.
Thank you for your support of the Cristo Rey mission.