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Mission + History

The Cristo Rey Network of high schools delivers a career focused, college preparatory education in the Catholic tradition for students with limited economic resources, uniquely integrating rigorous academic curricula with four years of professional work experience and support to and through college. We partner with educators, businesses and communities to enable students to fulfill their aspirations for a lifetime of success.

"This is a story about mission-driven innovation in education—innovation that is giving thousands of children an opportunity to access high- quality university preparatory education."

- Tom Vander Ark, CEO, GettingSmart

Historical Snapshot

In More than a Dream, G.R. Kearney tells the inspirational story of the start up of our flagship school and its pivotal impact on four students.