Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School

Cristo Rey Philadelphia is an affordable, independent, college preparatory, Catholic high school for students of all faiths.  We serve women and men in grades 9-12.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded2012

Student Body

Total Students547 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size25 students
Number of AP Courses7 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP English Literature, AP Language & Composition, AP U.S. Government, AP U.S. History
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesThe maximum family contribution is $2500. Family contribution is based on income. Call admissions office to discuss.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorEvelin Roman
Admissions AssociateTasha Rivera


Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter Track


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Anime Club, Balloon Club, Black Student Union, Debate Team, Drama Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Honor Society, LatinX Student Organization, Prom Committee, Robotics Team, Sewing Club, Slam Poetry Club, Speak Out!, Student Ambassadors, Student Government Association, The Tiger Woods Learning Center, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Choir

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 five days per month in leading Philadelphia professional organizations, offsetting the majority of the cost of their education and gaining real work experience.
  • 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 $120 per month. 
  • We believe education is the key to unlocking a person's God-given potential, and all students, regardless of the family's income, should have access to high-quality education.
  • Cristo Rey Philadelphia has a 100% college acceptance rate and approx. 82% of Cristo Rey graduates are persisting in college.

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The average private school tuition in Philadelphia, PA is $7,722 for elementary schools and $13,416 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Philadelphia, PA is 67% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).