Cristo Rey Jesuit High School


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

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


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20th Anniversary Celebration Continues at ¡VIVA! 2016

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School turned 20 this year, and what better way to celebrate than to have a dinner at the Chicago Hilton on Cinco de Mayo!

Almost since the school’s inception, Cristo Rey has hosted an annual fundraiser for scholarships called ¡VIVA!. This year, the traditional Mexican themed cocktail reception will be transformed into a sit-down dinner at the Chicago Hilton on May 5th from 5:30 to 11:00 p.m.

Presented by Insurance Auto Auctions, this 20th Anniversary Dinner Celebration will welcome guests with a Mariachi Band and passed margaritas, highlight 20 years of growth, feature alumni and students, and honor two men who have made a lasting impact on Cristo Rey and the Chicago community – former president, Rev. James Gartland, SJ, and Mr. Jorge Ramirez. The evening will conclude with live entertainment and the chance to dance until 11:00 p.m.

The traditional $10,000 raffle will return, along with a live auction and paddle raise, and all of the event proceeds will toward student scholarships.

The list of sponsors and supporters is growing every day. If you are interested in being a sponsor, visit the sponsor page to learn more. To make your reservation, purchase raffle tickets, or make a donation visit our registration page.

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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.

All Alumni Reunion Planned for June 2016

More than 25 alumni representing almost every graduating class have been hard at work since fall 2015 planning the first-ever All Alumni Reunion to take place on the Cristo Rey campus on Saturday, June 18th.

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."

Celebrating 20 Years!

On September 5, 1996, 65 pioneering students began their Cristo Rey journey. That moment was captured in a photograph that we share with visitors at the beginning of our tours. We show them the brave souls – students and teachers – who took a risk and came to a school that didn’t even have a building!


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AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam Wednesday Juniors
Date: 5/3/2016, 8 AM 1 PM
AP English Literature and Composition All Seniors
Date: 5/4/2016, 8 AM 12:30 PM
Sophomore Class Mass and Lunch Switch
Date: 5/5/2016
Date: 5/5/2016
Senior Prom
Date: 5/7/2016
Tuesday Workers
Date: 5/9/2016
Misa de las madres
Date: 5/10/2016, 10:45 AM
CWSP 4 Year Senior Luncheon
Date: 5/11/2016
Freshman Mentoring
Date: 5/12/2016
Ignatian Formation Closing Mass and Dinner
Date: 5/12/2016