Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory of Houston

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Cristo Rey Jesuit
College Preparatory of Houston
6700 Mount Carmel Street
South East Houston, Harris County
Texas 77087
United States
Coordinates 29°39′49″N 95°15′31″W / 29.66361°N 95.25861°W / 29.66361; -95.25861Coordinates: 29°39′49″N 95°15′31″W / 29.66361°N 95.25861°W / 29.66361; -95.25861
Type Private, coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic, Jesuit
Established 2008; 9 years ago (2008)
Opened August 2009
Founder Father T.J. Martinez, S.J.
President Paul Posoli [1]
Principal Garcia Prats
Grades 912
Enrollment 500 (2013-2014)
Color(s) Orange, white, and marigold
Athletics Boys soccer, girls soccer, girls volleyball, flag football, baseball, softball, Boys basketball, Girls basketball, and Golf
Mascot Lion
Affiliation Cristo Rey Network

Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory of Houston is a Roman Catholic secondary school located on 6700 Mount Carmel Street in Houston, Texas, United States. It was founded by the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus and continues to be a sponsored work of the Jesuits. It is a part of the Cristo Rey Network and also affiliated with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. T.J. Martinez, S.J., was the founding president.

The school was opened in August 2009.[2] It is located on the campus of the former Mount Carmel High School.[3][4] Like other Cristo Rey schools, students help pay for their tuition through a work-study program.

Cristo Rey Jesuit, along with The Chinquapin School and Yellowstone Academy, is one of the few Greater Houston private schools that serve exclusively low income students.[5]

Admission requirements[edit]

Financial: Students should come from a family with sufficient financial need to qualify for the federal free or reduced lunch program. Families who are only slightly over this level are still encouraged to apply. The PSAS financial aid application will be used to verify need on a case-by-case basis, as the first criteria for admission.

Age: Students must be 14 years old by September 1 of the year they enroll--- not completely true. To work in a work cite other than the Corporate Work Study office you have to be 14.

Scholarship: Students must have at least average grades and attendance and be willing to work hard to achieve the high academic expectations and the work obligations of the school.

Employability: Students must possess the maturity and work ethic necessary to be successful in an office environment working with adults. All students must also be able to present legal verification of their citizenship or residence and either have or be able to obtain a social security number.

The Corporate Work-Study Program[edit]

The Corporate Work-Study Program provides students with the opportunity to receive a university-preparatory education, while providing real-world work experience. Cristo Rey Jesuit students spend between one and two days each week at a major corporation in an entry-level job. The salary earned pays for approximately 70% of their tuition at Cristo Rey Jesuit.[6]

Sports and extra-curricular activities[edit]

Cristo Rey Jesuit fields teams in soccer, basketball, baseball, track, cross-country, flag football, and volleyball. Clubs and other activities depend on student interest and availability of sponsors.

However, students' first commitment on the days they work is to their corporate sponsor; they may not miss work to participate in sporting events or other activities. Likewise, students who are struggling academically will be placed in tutoring and may be unable to participate in extra-curricular opportunities until they are able to improve their academic performance.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Posoli
  2. ^ "About Cristo Rey Jesuit." Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory of Houston. Retrieved on February 6, 2009.
  3. ^ "Welcome to the Mount Carmel High School Website!." Mount Carmel High School. April 15, 2007. Retrieved on February 6, 2009.
  4. ^ "New school buys Mt. Carmel campus." KTRK-TV. Thursday August 21, 2008. Retrieved on February 6, 2009.
  5. ^ Radcliffe, Jennifer. "Third Ward school for poorest of poor still thriving." Houston Chronicle. Monday October 11, 2010. Retrieved on October 21, 2011.
  6. ^ "How the Work Study Program Works." Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory of Houston. Retrieved on May 26th, 2009.
  7. ^ Student Life

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