DePaul Cristo Rey High School, sponsored by the Sisters of Charity, provides an opportunity for young women and men with economic need to obtain a Catholic college preparatory education made affordable though an innovative corporate work-study program. In a safe nurturing environment, the school strives to develop the full potential of each student spiritually, academically, physically and emotionally in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
In 2020, DePaul Cristo Rey High School will have …
animated the urban core of greater Cincinnati, educating 500 students and serving more than 125 business partners annually; recognition in the Cincinnati community as an excellent educational asset, bringing hope to students and improving their lives and that of their families; inspired and educated its students to become women and men of justice who dare to risk a caring and transforming response in their chosen professions and communities.
Its graduates will be …
men and women infused with knowledge, values, integrity, and work ethic, prepared for a future filled with opportunities; women and men who apply what they have learned in their work environment as well as their studies; college graduates, faith-filled, socially responsible women and men, who will lead in creating a just society and more hopeful future for themselves and others.
Facts About Cristo Rey:
About national network
Name: Cristo Rey means "Christ the King'' in Spanish
Size: 24 schools in 23 cities, including Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Chicago and Cleveland
Students: 5,003; 95 percent African-American or Hispanic
Who qualifies: Formula in most cities: families with incomes less than 75 percent of the median per-capita income of the city, in 2007 (about $34,000 on average)
2008 graduates: 98 percent went on two- or four-year colleges
Tuition: Averaged $1,400 a year nationally. Students raised more than $27 million through work-study.
About local school
Named after: St. Vincent de Paul, who served the poor, a patron saint of Sisters of Charity
Location: 1133 Clifton Hills Avenue, Cincinnati 45220
Anticipated first class: Open summer of 2011
Founders: Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati are sponsors; committee of community and business leaders guides it
Leader: Sister Jeanne Bessette, former administrator of Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate in Joliet, Ill.
Tuition: To be determined. Students' work-study wages will pay 70 percent; donors, foundations and family incomes will pay balance.
DePaul Cristo Rey High School Names Development Director
, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, recently appointed Norah C. Mock as its development director. The Greater Cincinnati’s newest Catholic high school will open in June 2011 and will offer underserved students in Greater Cincinnati and DePaul Cristo Rey High School Northern Kentuckythe opportunity for a strong college preparatory education in a Catholic setting. To view the press release, click here.
Principal Appointed for DePaul Cristo Rey High School
Andrew W. Farfsing has been selected as the first principal of DePaul Cristo Rey High School, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati set to open in the summer of 2011. Farfsing joins the administrative team after a nine-year teaching career at LaSalle High School in Cincinnati. His term begins in July. For the entire press release, click here.
DePaul Cristo Rey High School Staff
(Left to right) Lisa Claytor, Director of Corporate Work Study Program, Keianna Matthews, Director of Enrollment, S. Jeanne Bessette, President, Barbara Letts, Office Manager.
DePaul Cristo Rey High School Breakfast
Members of the clergy, women religious, business leaders, educators and community professionals attended a breakfast and discussion with the Rev. John P. Foley, SJ, founding president of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Chicago. Fr. Foley presented "The Compelling Story of the Cristo Rey High Schools" on Nov. 11 at the proposed site of DePaul Cristo Rey High School, Clifton Hills Ave., Cincinnati.