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Cristo Rey Jesuit Milwaukee High School

Address 1250 W Wisconsin Ave
City Milwaukee
State WI
Postal Code 53233

News from October 31, 2014

Momentum Builds with Events in Milwaukee

On October 26, Cristo Rey Jesuit Milwaukee hosted its first Open House event, attracting 270 8th grade families to learn more about the city's newest high school. 55 of these families have already begun work on their applications to enter Milwaukee's inaugural freshman class.

Earlier this month, Fr. John Foley, SJ, spoke at two well-attended events with founding president Andy Stith and Maritza Contreras, a 2014 graduate of Marquette University who spoke about her experience at Cristo Rey Jesuit in Chicago.

News from May 9, 2014

Cristo Rey Milwaukee Announces Plans to Open Doors in 2015

Cristo Rey is coming to Milwaukee! In a highly well-attended press conference on April 23, Network President Randy Kurtz, Cristo Rey Milwaukee President-Elect Andy Stith and Feasibility Study Co-Chair Anne Zizzo announced the approval of Cristo Rey Jesuit Milwaukee by the Cristo Rey Network Board of Directors. Thanks to a large amount of support from Marquette University, the Milwaukee school plans to open in the fall of 2015 at the site of the St. Florian's School in West Milwaukee. Read more about the announcement in the Milwaukee Business Journal.

News from April 4, 2014

Burke Foundation Grants Cristo Rey Jesuit Milwaukee $2 Million

Cristo Rey Jesuit Milwaukee has been awarded a $2 million grant from The Burke Foundation. “The members of the feasibility study initiative are honored and deeply grateful to be selected among the most promising educational initiatives in Milwaukee with a $2 million start-up gift from The Burke Foundation," says Andrew Stith, the feasibility study coordinator. “The successful track record of the Cristo Rey Network and its 26 urban high schools across the country speaks to the transformative impact a Cristo Rey school could have on young people in Milwaukee."

With this grant, Milwaukee has reached the last of the critical benchmarks required to complete a feasibility study. The Cristo Rey Network Board of Directors will soon vote on the Associate Membership of Cristo Rey Jesuit Milwaukee. If the school receives approval, it will enter into Launch Year and prepare for welcoming its first class of students in August of 2015.

News from February 28, 2014

Cristo Rey Jesuit Milwaukee, aimed at opening in the fall of 2015, is soliciting applications for the position of Principal. As the Chief Academic Officer of the school, the Principal is responsible for teaching and learning through a well-developed curriculum executed by an excellent faculty using Catholic faith traditions, as well as evidence-based instructional strategies.

Candidates interested in Cristo Rey Jesuit Milwaukee should e-mail a résumé, cover letter, and a statement of both educational beliefs and vision for the Cristo Rey Jesuit Milwaukee High School to William Yacullo of Trinity Executive Partnership at

News from February 4, 2014

Cristo Rey Milwaukee Searches for New President

Cristo Rey Jesuit Milwaukee High School has launched a search for its founding school president. The school is hopeful to open its doors to its inaugural first year class in the fall of 2015. The position will begin this spring.

Interested applicants are encouraged to e-mail a résumé, cover letter, and a statement of both educational beliefs and vision for the Cristo Rey Jesuit Milwaukee High School to William Yacullo of Trinity Executive Partnership at:

News from November 7, 2013

Cristo Rey Milwaukee Hosts Successful Friendraiser

On October 21, Jeff Joerres, CEO of ManpowerGroup hosted an Update to the Community event on Cristo Rey Milwaukee. Feasibility Study consultant Andy Stith presented to more than 65 community leaders on the progress of the feasibility study. The Feasibility Study now turns its efforts to fundraising, as well as selecting the president of the school.

News from October 4, 2013

Cristo Rey Milwaukee Able to Participate in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program

The Cristo Rey Feasibility Study has clarified that it will be able to participate in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program. The school would receive $7,856 per Milwaukee Parental Choice Program participant enrolled. This added revenue will help to ensure the financial sustainability of the school.

Having already secured 500 student surveys and 34 of 35 job letters, Feasibility Study Consultant Andy Stith and the rest of the Committee continue to work towards their goal of submitting the study to the Cristo Rey Network by the end of this calendar year. Marquette University is strongly supporting the effort.

Cristo Rey Milwaukee High School is projected to open its doors to its inaugural freshmen class in the fall of 2015.

Contact: Andy Stith, Feasibility Study Director, at

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