Cristo Rey Jesuit High School was founded by the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1996 to serve the immigrant Latino community of Pilsen/Little Village on the near Southwest side of Chicago. Jesuits have been established international educators for over 450 years. They operate over 60 high schools and 28 colleges and universities in the U.S. with a combined enrollment of more than 200,000 students. Over 1,000,000 students have graduated from Jesuit high schools in the U.S. Of those, well over 95% have graduated from college.
One of the salient characteristics of a Jesuit high school is the "Grad at Grad
" statement that pinpoints goals and characteristics that a graduate of a Jesuit high school should attain by graduation. There are five characteristics that are shared by all Jesuit secondary schools, and Cristo Rey has one additional characteristic to reflect the unique nature of the school. The graduate of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School embodies six characteristics: open to growth, religious, intellectually competent, loving, committed to justice, and work experienced.
For more information about the Society of Jesus and its founder, St. Ignatius Loyola, please visit the Jesuit Resources Page at http://www.jesuit.org/