Eighth graders are invited to apply online or with a paper application by February 5, 2021. Students can begin to apply once they've received first quarter grades. Cristo Rey considers a variety of factors for admission.
Each applicant is interviewed by two members of our staff and faculty in March. An interview helps us get to know the student and determine if Cristo Rey is the right fit for the student. Students are interviewed in Spanish to ensure they are proficient enough to handle our dual language program. We also look for at maturity level and their ability to converse with adults.
Accepted students should register online to accept their spot in our Freshmen class by April 30, 2021. Incoming Freshmen and their parents are required to attend a mandatory orientation. All incoming Freshmen are also required to attend the mandatory Summer Business Training.
In many cases, our students are the first generation to graduate not only from college, but also from high school. The fact that my children go to Cristo Rey is very special to me, because besides receiving a good academic education, they also receive religious instruction. Students learn about our cultural heritage through courses such as Spanish Literature. The work study program provides valuable experience for their future. I want my children to be not only successful in academics, but also to be people of strong faith who never forget their roots and strive to be “men and women for others." -Sandra M., Cristo Rey parent