Transforming Richmond One Student at a Time

About Cristo Rey

Richmond High School

Welcome from Our President

Rev. Mr. Peter McCourt President & CEO

Dear Friends,

As the founding President & CEO of Cristo Rey Richmond High School and Corporate Work Study Program, I welcome you to our website! We are a unique school for diverse students with limited financial means, combining a college preparatory curriculum with professional work experience, a model that empowers our students with the necessary skills to grow into young men and women of faith, purpose, and service, ready for success in college and beyond!

I invite you to take a virtual tour of CRR through this website. View our videos; learn about our wonderful educational approach and what it means to be a scholar at Cristo Rey Richmond. Get to know our corporate partners who hire our student-workers and check out the impressive newly expanded facility that is home to our CRR family. Learn the many ways you can contribute and support our young people who believe in themselves, are hardworking and focused on changing their destiny and transforming Richmond.

To meet our students and hear their dreams is inspiring. To live and journey with them is to see God’s Spirit in their hearts. We must believe in our young people if they are to believe in themselves. I hope you find the time to visit our school, meet our students, and experience “The School that Works!” Please contact us to schedule a visit.  We would love to see you!

Perhaps you want to be part of this new and exciting mission as a student, employee, corporate partner, volunteer, or donor. We welcome you! It is truly a blessing and a privilege for all of us to be part of Cristo Rey Richmond High School and Corporate Work Study Program.

Thank you! God bless you!  ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

Deacon Peter J. McCourt, President & CEO

About Cristo Rey Richmond

Opened in 2019, Cristo Rey Richmond contains two related 501c3 organizations: Cristo Rey Richmond High School, Inc. and Cristo Rey Richmond Corporate Work Study Program, Inc.

  • Cristo Rey Richmond High School is endorsed by the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond and religiously sponsored by Bon Secours Mercy Ministries. We have received private school accreditation by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE).
  • Cristo Rey Richmond Corporate Work Study Program operates a state and federal government-approved youth workforce development program that functions as a fee-for-service, temporary employment agency. It is incorporated and registered as a secular 501c3 supportive charitable organization in Virginia since 2016 and enjoys US DOL and Virginia DOLI approval.

Our Vision

Our vision is centered on strengthening the competence, confidence, and aspiration of students from families of limited economic means and empowering them to build fulfilling lives that advance the common good.

By providing students an extraordinary college preparatory education and a unique four year, integrated corporate work study experience, we seek to Transform Richmond One Student at a Time.

We Are Strong

Proud Members of

Richmond Chamber of Commerce
Virginia Hispanic Chamber
Metropolitan Business League

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