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President's Message

Dr. David Perry

Dear Friends of Cristo Rey Sacramento,

Welcome to The School that Works. Cristo Rey High School Sacramento, part of the Cristo Rey Network, exists to provide a private Catholic, college preparatory high school education to students with limited financial resources. Opening our doors to the Sacramento community in 2006, we are proud of our alumni and the many accomplishments they have achieved to date, and we are excited about the future. Our mission and vision are guided by the deep traditions of Catholic education excellence from our Co-Sponsors, the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, and the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).

Our students enjoy a robust, challenging education, gain real-world business experience, and participate in co-curricular activities as well as work five days a month through our Work Study Program. We are grateful to our many generous donors, Work Study sponsors, the faculty, staff, and community members who believe in the mission of Cristo Rey High School Sacramento.

The 2022-2023 academic year is going to be one full of great memories, opportunities, and blessings for our students, families, faculty, staff, and the greater Sacramento community. As we proceed through our year, themed “A Community of Mercy”, we look forward to developing our students to be the face and hands of Mercy to others, creating a place of welcome and warmth, as the Founder of the Sisters of Mercy, Venerable Catherine McAuley encouraged all of the Sisters as they set out to minister to those most in need. If there is one thing that the past few years of chaos have taught us, it is that the need for God’s Mercy is as present today as it was 500 years ago when St. Ignatius founded the Society of Jesus, and almost 200 years ago when Venerable Catherine McAuley founded the Sisters of Mercy.

The best way to know and understand how our Cristo Rey model is making a significant impact in the lives of those we are called to walk with is to witness it in action. I invite you to be my guest on a tour of our inspiring school. When you have the chance to meet our students, our faculty, and staff, you will understand why Cristo Rey is The School that Works.

Viva Cristo Rey!

Dr. David Perry
President, Cristo Rey High School Sacramento