Cristo Rey San Diego High School

St James will have students and staff from Cristo Rey San Diego High School visiting our parish community this weekend (March 16-17). We are happy to welcome them; they do so much good through their schools.

Cristo Rey high school’s vision is to transform San Diego one student at a time.

Mission Statement:

Cristo Rey San Diego High School’s mission is to educate young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose, and service, who are prepared for life.

We provide a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a relevant work study experience and community service. In the finest tradition of Catholic outreach, we welcome students of all denominations. Students graduate prepared for college and service to their communities.

Cristo Rey San Diego High School opened in the fall 2020, as part of the Cristo Rey Network of schools. The Eudists of St. James and St Patrick’s parishes 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.

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