Cristo Rey Boston High School is a proud member of the Cristo Rey Network®. We share the Network’s motto, “Transforming Urban America, One Student at a Time®,” and we follow its Mission Effectiveness Standards.
The Cristo Rey movement began in Chicago in 1996 when the Jesuits opened Cristo Rey Jesuit High School on the city’s southwest side. The Jesuits found a way for students with limited means to pay for private, Catholic education – every student had to work an entry-level job to earn a significant portion of the cost of his or her education.
The original school in Chicago became so successful that others around the country sought to replicate it. Today, the Cristo Rey Network® is comprised of 26 high schools that provide a quality, Catholic, college preparatory education to more than 8,000 urban young people who live in low-income, urban communities with limited educational options. Most students of Cristo Rey Network schools qualify for the federal free or reduced lunch program. Member schools utilize a longer school day and year, academic assistance, and counseling to prepare students with a broad range of academic abilities for college.
B.J. and Bebe Cassin were the first philanthropists to promote the scaling up of the Cristo Rey Network. Today, dozens of foundations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and individual donors throughout the country have contributed to the efforts of the Cristo Rey Network.
To learn about any of our sister schools in the Cristo Rey Network, please visit their individual websites below:
BALTIMORE, MD – Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (2007)
BIRMINGHAM, AL – Holy Family Cristo Rey High School (2007)
BROOKLYN, NY – Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School (2008)
CHICAGO, IL –(PILSEN) Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (1996)
CLEVELAND, OH – St. Martin de Porres High School (2004)
COLUMBUS, OH – Cristo Rey Columbus High School (2013)
DENVER, CO – Arrupe Jesuit High School (2003)
DETROIT, MI – Detroit Cristo Rey High School (2008)
HOUSTON, TX – Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory High School(2009)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN– Providence Cristo Rey High School (2007)
KANSAS CITY, MO – Cristo Rey Kansas City High School (2006)
LAWRENCE, MA – Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School (2004)
NEWARK, NJ – Christ the King Preparatory High School (2007)
PORTLAND, OR – De La Salle North Catholic (2001)
SACRAMENTO, CA – Cristo Rey High School, Sacramento (2006)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Immaculate Conception Academy
WAUKEGAN, IL – Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep (2004)