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We are a Catholic, coeducational, dual-language college preparatory school located in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.

The school’s purpose is to advance the human and intellectual capacities, as well as the religious and cultural heritage, of the immigrant families of Chicago’s near Southwest side.

Founded in 1996, we pioneered the Corporate Work Study Program model for inner-city education that has inspired a national network of 25 schools serving low-income communities throughout the country.

Cristo Rey Honors Our Lady

The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a great celebration at Cristo Rey. As is the annual tradition each December 12th, the entire school celebrates Mass together at 7 a.m. Students take on the roles of Our Lady, Juan Diego, and the Bishop to retell the story of her visit to Juan Diego and to the people of Mexico. Nearly 1,000 students and their families, our alumni and friends gather together for this very meaningful celebration.

Afterward, parents provide a festive Mexican feast of tamales, pan dulce, and champurrado (Mexican thick hot chocolate) while our students and guests enjoy the traditional music of a mariachi band.

In the News
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School featured on CBS 60 Minutes
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August 2013
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School starts a New School Year
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June 2013
Class of 2013

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May 2013
¡VIVA 2013!
Making Brighter Futures
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March 2013
CBS Chicago News
New Pope An Inspiration
For Latino Jesuit Students
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March 2013
Chicago Jesuits celebrate first
Jesuit Pope

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March 2013
ABC7 News
Jesuit High School in Pilsen celebrates Election of New Pope
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December 2012
CRAIN'S Chicago Business
Why the Mayor is bullish on
two Jesuit Schools

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Cristo Rey Jesuit High School  I  1852 W. 22nd Pl.  I  Chicago, IL, 60608  I  (p) 773-890-6800  I  (f) 773-890-6801
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