As the largest network of urban high schools in the country enrolling only low income youth, the Cristo Rey Network delivers a distinctive approach to inner-city education that equips students with the knowledge, character, and skills to transform their lives. From freshman year, Cristo Rey schools establish a culture of high-expectations by blending rigorous academics, four years of professional work experience, Catholic moral values, and support for students to and through college.
The Cristo Rey Network national office ensures the quality and vitality of the movement by:
Scaling and standardizing effective practices across all schools in academics, college enrollment and completion, and the Corporate Work Study Program
Facilitating new school growth through development of a national growth plan and support for new schools
Supporting mission accountability through school evaluations and data analysis
Stewarding national branding, visibility, and fundraising
9,000 students nation-wide
28 Cristo Rey Network schools
27 cities in 18 states and D.C.
96% students of color
$34,000 average family income
2,000 Corporate Work Study partners
46 National University Partners
100% graduates accepted to a 2 or 4 year college
Cristo Rey Network | 14 East Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1200 | Chicago, IL 60604 | P: (312) 784-7200 | F: (312) 784-7201