The admissions process at Cristo Rey includes the following steps:
Students can 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 by February 6, 2020. To personally submit an application, you may schedule an appointment with Blanca Gonzalez.
Cristo Rey does not require an admissions 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. Please note that because of our mission, students already accepted at another Catholic high school are not considered for admission.
Each applicant is interviewed by two members of our staff and faculty. 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.
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