FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions 

Are you still accepting applications?
Online applications can be completed for the 2021-2022 school year on our portal. Once your application is processed you will receive a form to complete to indicate your availability for a remote interview via phone or video. (We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.)

Who will be interviewed?

Both applicant and legal guardian are required to complete the interview process.

 

How long will it take to know if I’m accepted and how will I know?

Once all required documents are received, it will take one to two weeks for review. All applicants will receive a call and an email with their acceptance or denial letters attached. 

 

Once my student is accepted, how do I register? 

In the acceptance email, there will be directions on how to submit registration fees and necessary forms. Payment can be made online or mailed in.

 

Can I still apply for financial aid? 

Yes. Once an applicant is accepted, families will receive the financial aid application to complete.

 

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 2020-2021 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
gclark@ctkjesuit.org
CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE A MEETING/INTERVIEW
 
Ms. Sandra Briseño
Admissions Officer
(773) 413-3517
CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE A MEETING/INTERVIEW

We are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year.

What is our first step?
Opportunities to visit CTK and shadow a current student are suspended for the 1st semester of the 2020-2021 school year. See below for virtual introductory sessions for parents and prospective students. Please contact Mrs. Gail Clark, Admissions Officer at gclark@ctkjesuit.org for details.
 
2021-2022 School Year Admissions Events
 
Virtual Open House
Saturday, 10/17/20
11am
 
Virtual Information Sessions
Thursday, 11/5/20,
Thursday, 12/3/20,
& Thursday, 1/14/21
6pm
 
Virtual Q&A Session
Wednesday, 3/17/21
6pm
 
CTK’s school year calendar and holidays schedule are influenced by the Corporate Work-Study Program, therefore they may not reflect CPS or other Catholic School calendars.