Pub. date: 2010 | Online Pub. Date: February 22, 2010 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412957403 | Print ISBN: 9781412956642 | Online ISBN: 9781412957403| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Cristo Rey Schools
Ronald J. Nuzzi
Cristo Rey is a designation for a private or diocesan Catholic high school that is part of the educational endeavor commonly referred to as the Cristo Rey Network. The Cristo Rey Network is a confederation of 22 schools, with 2 additional schools undergoing feasibility studies. Cristo Rey is also the name of the school, located in Chicago, that was first to employ the Network's model of service to economically disadvantaged students desiring a Catholic education. That institution, which serves as the association's flagship school, is also the most widely known in the Cristo Rey Network. The mission of the Cristo Rey Network is to prepare young people with limited options for entry to a 4-year college or university, with the stated goal that all students have equal access to the educational opportunities they need to be successful in college and contribute with their gifts to the arrival of the Kingdom ...