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Cristo Rey Network

The Cristo Rey Network of 39 high schools, including Christ the King Jesuit College Prep, delivers a career focused, college preparatory education in the Catholic tradition for students with limited economic resources, uniquely integrating rigorous academic curricula with four years of professional work experience and support to and through college. Cristo Rey partners with educators, businesses and communities to enable students to fulfill their aspirations for a lifetime of success: students are two times more likely to complete a bachelor's degree by age 24, compared to the total U.S. low-income population. Learn more.

The Cristo Rey Network is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2000 to increase the number of schools modeled after Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago, which was founded in 1996 by John P. Foley, S.J to prepare youth from low-income families for post-secondary educational opportunities. Schools within the Network, like Christ the King,  integrate four years of college preparatory academics with continuous professional work experience that pays most of the cost of a student's education.