The Cristo Rey Network provides a quality, Catholic, college preparatory education to young people who live in urban communities with limited educational options. Our mission is clear – college success for Cristo Rey Network students.
Member schools utilize a rigorous academic model, supported with effective instruction, to prepare students with a broad range of academic abilities for college. Cristo Rey Network 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.
The Cristo Rey Network supports school success through the following programs:
Teach, Learn, Lead
Developed a standards-based, rigorous college-ready curriculum
Focuses on professional development of school principals and teachers, emphasizing teacher effectiveness training
Provides data-driven decision-making to maximize student learning
Connects students' classroom learning to their workplace learning