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Our Mission

Why choose Cristo Rey Richmond?

Cristo Rey Richmond High School is a Catholic learning community that educates young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose and service.  Through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a relevant work study experience, students graduate ready to succeed in college and in life. 


Our Academics Team is deeply committed to providing a rich and engaging education for our students, and we have a clear vision of the community that want to create together and the destination for each scholar:  to and through college, into a successful career!

Corporate Work Study

Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program

As part of our Corporate Work Study Program, students work in a professional setting five days each month. Students’ earnings from our business partners contribute a large portion of their tuition. The ideal Cristo Rey student is eager to work in a professional setting and willing to work hard in the classroom.


The ideal Cristo Rey Richmond student is eager to work in a professional setting and willing to work hard in the classroom. Cristo Rey Richmond exclusively serves students from families of limited economic means. Please review our eligibility chart to determine if your family is eligible to apply.

Faculty & Leadership

Meet Our Team

A Proven Model

Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP)

Cristo Rey students earn the majority of their tuition by spending four days a week in college preparatory coursework and one day in a professional, entry level job as part of their Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) requirements. Four years of rigorous academics combined with CWSP experience ensures our students are college and career ready.

Peter Farrell
Managing Partner, Tuckahoe Holdings

The Cristo Rey program is as rewarding for our company as it is for the students. It is exciting to watch the students grow in their business skills and social skills. We are entering into our fourth year of the program and I hope I am around to enjoy our fortieth!

Peter J. Quinn
President & CEO, Riverfront Investment Group

We ‘say’ one of our core values is supporting our communities. Having our Cristo Rey Richmond students in the office give us a chance to actually ‘do’ it. They are doing great work, are a pleasure to be around, and bring their smiles to the office every day. It’s a win all the way around.

Gabriel Obregon
Graduate of Cristo Rey New York and University of Richmond

Cristo Rey prepared me to be confident and comfortable in a room full of adults, so I was ready for whatever college brought.

Cristo Rey Richmond

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