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!
This year, we celebrate our 20th academic year with 1,620 alumni, a beautiful complete campus, and a record-breaking enrollment of 565 students. To commemorate this milestone, on September 4, 2015 at our annual field day, we captured our students, faculty, and staff in one photograph to mark this moment. (This is a rare opportunity to have our entire student body on campus due to the nature of our Corporate Work Study Program.)
Our tagline for the year is: “A spark that ignited a mission.” Those first courageous students are the spark. The original mission of educating inner-city students with limited financial means burns brightly in 30 Cristo Rey model schools around the country.
We will celebrate throughout the year. We hope you will join us!