A new high school is opening in San Diego, in partnership with the Congregation of Jesus and Mary. Cristo Rey San Diego High School is on track to open in fall 2020, as part of the Cristo Rey Network of schools. The Eudists of St. James and St Patrick’s parishes will serve as the religious sponsors of the school.
Cristo Rey Network schools are private, Catholic, college preparatory high schools, reserved for students from families with limited economic means. They provide a high-quality education to those who would not otherwise have access. What really sets these schools apart is the Corporate Work Study Program: every student works five days per month at an entry level position. Through this job sharing, corporate partners fill one full time equivalent position, and students earn their tuition while gaining job experience.
“Cristo Rey San Diego High School will serve students of families with limited economic means,” said Bob Nascenzi, a successful San Diego-based entrepreneur and Founding President of the school. “We will welcome students of all faiths and cultures to partake in a unique learning environment that provides them with a foundation for success.”
How it works:
$2.5MM is needed by April to keep Cristo Rey San Diego on track towards opening in fall 2020. Gifts of any amount can be made online.