About the Cristo Rey Network

DePaul Cristo Rey High School is one of 37 schools in the Cristo Rey Network®, the only network of high schools in the country that integrate four years of rigorous college preparatory academics with four years of professional work experience through the Corporate Work Study Program. 

The Cristo Rey Network at a Glance: 
  • 13,000 students nationwide
  • 18,000 graduates
  • 37 schools across 24 states
  • 3,450 corporate partners
  • 51 national university partners
  • 90% college enrollment

Cristo Rey students are three times more likely to complete a bachelor's degree by age 24, compared to the total U.S. low-income population.

DePaul Cristo Rey:
The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati founded and sponsor DePaul Cristo Rey, which opened in 2011. The school is named for St. Vincent de Paul, who was known for kindness and charity to all classes of people he encountered in Paris in the 1600s. His emphasis on charity and service inspired the formation of the Daughters of Charity in France, and the Sisters of Charity in Emmitsburg, Md., formed by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.                              

Murals of St. Vincent and St. Elizabeth hang in the lobby of DePaul Cristo Rey.