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Cristo Rey begins its 20th Anniversary Year with a Virtual Visit from Pope Francis. 

Students, faculty and staff, gather for a photograph to commemorate the schools' 20th Anniversary

Cristo Rey students work five days a month in the Corporate Work Study Program.

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Class of 2016 is College Bound!

On the last Friday of the school year, June 10th this year, all of our underclassmen, faculty, and staff gather in the bleachers in our gymnasium with great anticipation. Parents, family, friends, Corporate Work Study supervisors, and alumni all sit in chairs on the floor and wait in anticipation for our special guests.

At exactly Noon, “Pomp and Circumstance” begins to play and all of the seniors dressed in burgundy robes and mortar boards process to the stage – the graduation ceremony has begun! And every year at exactly 1:00 p.m., after speeches from our valedictorian and president, awards and diplomas, the newest members of our alumni process out to the plaza to celebrate with hugs, high fives, bright smiles, and countless photographs! As it has been for more than a decade, 100% of our graduates have been accepted to a college or university.

Members of the Class of 2016 were accepted into 99 different schools throughout the United States. Together they have earned over $3.3 million in scholarships and financial aid.

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¡VIVA! Raises a Record-Breaking ONE MILLION DOLLARS!

More than 650 people attended ¡VIVA! 2016, Cristo Rey’s scholarship fundraising event raising a record ONE MILLION DOLLARS! Held at the Hilton Chicago Hotel, the event commemorated Cristo Rey’s 20-year anniversary. The evening highlighted the impact that the school’s many supporters and sponsors have had on more than 1620 alumni and 563 current students.

U.S. Attorney Visits Cristo Rey

Cristo Rey juniors welcomed Mr. Zachary T. Fardon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, on Wednesday, March 2. After a tour of the school and lunch with two seniors, Mr. Fardon spoke to the junior class.

Cristo Rey Meets the Pope!

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School had the once in a lifetime opportunity to meet Pope Francis via satellite and participate in a conversation with the Pope. The full, unedited Papal conversation with Cristo Rey is now available.

Senior Valerie Herrera on Good Morning America

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School senior, Valerie Herrera, experienced the opportunity of a lifetime when Pope Francis asked her to sing him a song yesterday via satellite. The Pope encouraged Valerie to "be courageous."