On Monday, August 19 we welcomed nearly 600 students to Cristo Rey Jesuit for the first day of our 24th year as a school. We enter this 24th year with excitement and Cristero Pride for a great year ahead.
As we have faced much turmoil this summer on a national level, it was important for our faculty and staff to start the school year by reminding all of our students that they are loved and heard.
At our first all-school assembly today, Religion Teacher Juan Miguel Alvarez expressed these powerful words to our students: "You are in a place where you don't have to convince anyone of your worth, your dignity, your belonging...We are Cristo Rey, and we are a community that recognizes, appreciates, and stands in awe at the hard work and dedication your families have shown. Animo, jóvenes. You are more loved than you realize, by more people than you realize."
WATCH a short video capturing our first day.