The Wall Street Journal recently did a piece on the Cristo Rey High School in New York. Cristo Rey New York is a Catholic, co-ed, college-prep school and part of the national Cristo Rey Network. Unlike other high schools, students at Cristo Rey are required to work one day a week to help defray the cost of their tuition. The companies include examples such as McKinsey, Deloitte and Morgan Stanley. These jobs are more than just a way to cover expenses; they help expose students to an office environment that they otherwise would not come into contact with and provide valuable professional mentor experience.
The school is run by three religious groups – the Society of Jesus, the Sisters of the Holy Child and the De La Salle Christian Brothers – along with other extremely dedicated men and women. The most recent addition to the Cristo Rey Network is Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School, an initiative of the Maryland, New England and New York provinces of the Society of Jesus.
To read the The Wall Street Journal article by Anne Kadet please click here.