We are currently accepting freshman year applications for the 2018-2019 school year. Students should submit completed applications and supporting documents by February 1, 2018.
The admission process at Cristo Rey includes three steps:
1) Application for Admission-Students can now apply for admission online. You will first have to create an account and will need a valid email address. A paper application is also available for download or for pickup in the school front office. All documents listed on the first page must be submitted along with the application. To personally submit an application, you may schedule an appointment with Blanca Gonzalez.
2) Financial Aid Application- Because the mission of Cristo Rey is to serve students from families of limited financial means, the Financial Aid Application is used to determine admissions eligibility in regards to the family income. The application is also used to determine if a family qualifies for additional financial aid through the school. Students will be notified regarding financial aid along with the decision letter if they are accepted.
Cristo Rey abides by all applicable policies of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the IHSA. In doing so Cristo Rey does not promise or offer athletic scholarships of any kind. Violations of IHSA policies may result in loss of eligibility for the student, coach and/or school. In recognition of our shared ministry, Cristo Rey also does not promise, predict or otherwise allude to specific dollar amounts regarding tuition assistance or financial aid before a student is accepted.
3) Interview-Students and Parents will be invited by mail to interview on either March 3rd or 4th. The interview helps us get to know the student as a person and make sure Cristo Rey is the right fit. Students will be interviewed in Spanish to make sure they are proficient enough to handle our dual language program. We are also looking for maturity level, desire to attend Cristo Rey and ability to converse with adults.
Cristo Rey does not require an admission test. We take into account a variety of factors such as grades, family income, attendance record, discipline record, ability to speak Spanish and student maturity. Our admissions brochure is a great source of information.
Incoming freshmen and their parents are required to attend a mandatory orientation on May 6, 2018. All incoming freshmen are also required to attend two weeks of mandatory training and orientation beginning July 9th. Please note that because of our mission, students already accepted at another Catholic high school are not considered for admission.