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Admission FAQ

Who can apply?

Incoming freshmen who will be 14 years of age by September 1st. Students born after that date are placed on a waiting list. Students must have a good standing academic, attendance, and behavior record. Students must also be eligible and willing to work.


What is Cristo Rey High School?

Cristo Rey High School is a unique high school that provides an affordable, Catholic, college preparatory education to students from low-income families in Sacramento. CRHSS is one of 37 schools in the Cristo Rey Network nationwide, which has a total network enrollment of over 12,300 students.  Cristo Rey students complete a challenging traditional curriculum focusing on core academic subjects. A complementary program in the arts, athletics, service, and spiritual formation is offered.

Each student works five days per month in companies and organizations throughout the Sacramento region gaining real-world work experiences. These sponsoring companies allow students to earn 60% of the cost of their education.