We regard our students’ linguistic and cultural backgrounds as strengths, and our curriculum provides the support for achieving dual-language proficiency in all our graduates.
Through our Corporate Work Study Program, faith-based college preparatory education, and Spanish heritage language curriculum, our goal is to prepare students to succeed in college and to assume leadership roles in the civic, religious, business and cultural life of our city and nation.
For more than a decade, 100% of the Cristo Rey students have gained acceptance to at least one college or university. We prepare students for success through our college preparatory and dual-language curriculum, while at the same time, nurturing our students as they grow into fully bilingual and biliterate Latino leaders.
Cristo Rey now provides honors and AP versions of 11 classes, to over 300 students – more than half of our student body. All students are required to take AP Spanish Literature and Culture and AP English Literature. In 2017, 85% of senior test-takers passed the AP Spanish Literature Exam with a score of 3 or better; 92% of juniors passed the AP Spanish Language Exam. Students can also elect to take AP United States Government and Politics.
What Makes Cristo Rey Unique?
Our annual survey of alumni following their first semester in college found that 100% of respondents from the Class of 2017 felt “adequately” or “very” prepared to use technology in college.