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Frequently Asked Questions 

How rigorous is the curriculum?
The curriculum is a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum that meets or exceeds college admissions standards. Students will be challenged and will be expected to work hard to attain the skills that will lead them to success in college and beyond. 

What is the academic requirement to apply? Is there an Entrance Exam?
Christ the King is committed to working with students who lack some academic skills but are willing to work hard to achieve the high expectations that we hold. We recognize that some students may be below grade-level while others may be above. At CTK we are committed to working with students to ensure that they are college-ready and challenged to excel to their full potential.

Do all students participate in the Corporate Work-Study Program?
Yes, as a requirement for admission, all students must be 14 years old and have the necessary documentation to be legally employed in the USA. Students who cannot hold a job cannot remain in the academic program.

Are there extracurricular activities and sports?
Yes, CTK Gladiators Athletic department offers sports such as basketball, track & field, and volleyball. Clubs and other activities will be determined based on student interest and the availability of sponsors. It is essential to understand, however, that work and academics always come first. Students’ first commitment on the days they work is to their job and they may not miss work to participate in sporting events or other activities. Likewise, students who are struggling academically will be placed in tutoring and may be unable to participate in extracurricular opportunities until they are able to improve their academic performance. 

What are the requirements for admission?

Financial: The school is designed for students who desire a quality Catholic education but who could not otherwise afford one. Students should come from a family with sufficient financial need to qualify for the federal free or reduced lunch program. Families who are near this level but slightly over are still encouraged to apply. The PSAS financial aid application will be used to verify need on a case-by-case basis as the first criteria for admission.

Age: Students must be 14 years old by September 1 of the year they enroll.

Scholarship: Students must have at least average grades and very good attendance and be willing to work hard to achieve the high academic expectations and the work obligations of the school.

Employability: Students must possess the maturity and work ethic necessary to be successful in an office environment working with adults. All students must also be able to present legal verification of their citizenship or residence and either have or be able to obtain a social security number.

Desire and Dedication: The most important quality a student can bring to CTK is the desire and dedication to work hard on the job and at school. You do not need to be Catholic to attend CTK.

What is the average tuition paid by the family?
As noted, the majority of a student’s tuition is financed through the Corporate Work-Study Program. After applying scholarship funds based on individual family circumstances for the 2018-2019 school year, every CTK family is paying between $50 and $260 per month for their student’s education. 

For questions regarding CTK admissions and transfer students; 
  Mrs. Gail Clark
Senior Admissions Officer
(773) 413-3575
Ms. Sandra Briseño
Admissions Officer
(773) 261-7505 ext. 247


We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year. Thank you.

Admissions Season for the 2020-2021 school year begins on September 9th  

What is our first step?
Opportunities to visit CTK and shadow a current student are available for students during the Fall and Spring Quarters (see below). Please contact Mrs. Gail Clark, Admissions Officer at for details.
Available Shadow Days:
Sept. 18, Oct. 9, Oct. 23, Nov. 6, & Nov. 20, 2019. Jan. 15, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 19, &
Mar. 4, 2020.
CTK’s school year calendar and holidays schedule is influenced by the Corporate Work-Study Program, therefore it may not reflect CPS or other Catholic School calendars.