Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School

Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, a college preparatory, Catholic school for students of all faiths, nurtures and challenges young people to recognize and realize their full potential as they learn to love others, grow in their faiths, and serve the common good.
Cristo Rey prepares students to succeed in college and embark upon rewarding careers.
The school has an innovative Work-Study Program in which every student works one day per week at a leading company in Philadelphia, including law firms, banks, hospitals, universities and other professional corporations.
Students gain real work experience and earn real wages that offset the cost of their education, making a Cristo Rey education affordable for our families.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 547 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,400
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
2012
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
547 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
99%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
25 students
Number of AP Courses
7 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP English Literature, AP Language & Composition, AP Physics, AP U.S. Government, AP U.S. History
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Family contribution (tuition) ranges from $720-$2500. Family contribution is based on household income and size. No student is denied admission due to inability to pay.
% on Financial Aid
99%
Admissions Director
Evelin Roman
Admissions Associate
Tammi Crummy-Brown

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Anime Club, Black Student Union, Chess Club, Crochet Club, Drama Club, Gaming Club, Gardening Club, Honor Society, LatinX Student Organization, Literary Magazine, Prom Committee, Robotics Team, Sewing Club, Slam Poetry Club, Socratic Circle, Student Ambassadors, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Drumline

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Flag Football

School Notes

  • A Cristo Rey student receives: a top quality, college preparatory education, experience in professional work settings, affordable access to college, and support through college graduation.
  • Through the Work-Study Program, every student works one day per week in leading Philadelphia professional organizations, offsetting the majority of the cost of their education, gaining real work experience, building professional skills, and developing invauable connections across the city.
  • Cristo Rey has more than 90 job partners across the Philadelphia area in a range of industries including business, law, healthcare, technology, operations, media and more.
  • The wages students earn in the Work-Study Program combined with the funds donated by generous benefactors make Cristo Rey Philadelphia affordable to families.The average family contribution is $140 per month. Family contribution is based upon family income and size.
  • Our Blue Pride Athletics program is competitive with many sport offerings, including soccer, basketball, cross country, track & field, cheerleading, dance, volleyball, golf, rugby, baseball and softball.
  • We also offer a range of clubs and leadership opportunities including Leadership Council, Student Ambassadors, House Captains, Campus Ministry Student Leaders, Choir, Robotics and more.
  • Outside of core courses, students can choose among an array of elective options including: Engineering, Data Analytics, Creative Writing, History Through Film, Psychology, Art Portfolio, Voices of Social Justice and more.
  • We take pride in our unique identity as a Catholic school for students of all faiths. We have a diverse community of students from all faith backgrounds. Our Campus Ministry program is very inclusive and provides students opportunities to grow in their faith.
  • Cristo Rey Philadelphia has a 100% college acceptance rate and 76% of Cristo Rey graduates are persisting in college. Cristo Rey graduates also earn Bachelor's Degrees in 6 years at rates more than 2x higher than their peers.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School cost?
Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School's tuition is approximately $1,400 for private students.
What sports does Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School offer?
Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School offers 12 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball and Winter Track. Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for most sports offered.
What is Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School's ranking?
Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Least expensive tuition, Highest percentage of students of color, Largest student body, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School?
The application deadline for Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School is Dec. 1.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 547 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,400
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Philadelphia, PA is $8,595 for elementary schools and $15,444 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Philadelphia, PA is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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