DePaul Cristo Rey provides a high quality, innovative Catholic college preparatory education to students with significant economic need. While we consider many factors in the admissions process, the following are most important:
  • Capable of college preparatory work.
  • Low to moderate family income.
  • Age and legal authorization to work in the United States (age 14 by September 15, 2020).
  • Good discipline and attendance records. 

Financial eligibility is decided on a case-by-case basis after each family has completed DPCR’s financial aid form and submitted your 2018 or most recent tax return. 

To be considered for admission, freshman applicants please submit the following:     
  • Application online or by downloading and printing this form.
  • The DPCR Financial Aid Form. If you need assistance completing it, please ask. Our admissions team is happy to help! 
  • Copy of Parents 2018 or Most Recent Completed Tax Forms
  • High School Placement Test (HSPT) Results from November 23, 2019.                                                                                            - Call the Admissions Office at 513.861.0600 to register for the HSPT.
  • Complete a Request for Records Form. This gives your current school permission to send us your records.
  • Final 7th Grade Report Card
  • 8th Grade Report Card to Date (first quarter grades required)
  • Standardized Test Scores from last three years
  • Recommendation Forms from 8th grade Math and Language Arts teachers (one each).

At this time, we are only accepting applications for the freshman Class of 2024. If you are interested in transferring, that application process opens in the spring of 2020. 

Still Have Questions? Please call or email:

Yasmeen Khan
Senior Admissions Coordinator
513.861.0600, ext. 374
513.872.3614 (Direct)
Ed Thornton 
Admissions and Financial Aid Coordinator 
513.861.0600, ext. 375
513.872.3615 (Direct)

You can also complete the online inquiry form and a member of our staff will contact you.

The DePaul Cristo Rey High School, located at 1133 Clifton Hills Ave, in Cincinnati, Ohio has adopted the following racial nondiscriminatory policies.

DePaul Cristo Rey High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.

 Any persons having knowledge of racial discriminatory practices on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment, scholarship and loan programs, and athletics and other school-administered programs should contact the Ohio Department of Education, Center for Student Support and Educational Options, Nonpublic Educational Options Programs, 25 South Front Street, Mail Stop 309, Columbus, Ohio 43215.