The Mission of Detroit Cristo Rey High School

cristorey_logoDetroit Cristo Rey High School provides excellent college-preparatory Catholic high school education, in the Cristo Rey Model, to students from economically disadvantaged families in Detroit.

The school emphasizes faith, morals and service to the community.

Through its work-study program, the school fosters skills and attitudes important in the workplace, such as responsibility, determination, respect for self and others.

In the finest tradition of Catholic outreach, they welcome families of all denominations.

With a challenging and supportive college preparatory program, they equip students with the core knowledge and competencies needed for college and the workplace.

Their ultimate goal is to enable students to gain the skills to be successful in life and the commitment to make a difference in their families, their neighborhoods, and the world.

In June of 2012, students from the initial freshman class graduated from Detroit Cristo Rey and 100% of that class was accepted and went off to colleges and universities across the country.

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The Cristo Rey Network

The Cristo Rey Network® is a national association of high schools that provide quality, Catholic, college preparatory education to urban young people who live in communities with limited educational options. Most of our students qualify for the federal free or reduced lunch program. Member schools utilize a longer school day and year, academic assistance, and counseling to prepare students with a broad range of academic abilities for college. All students at Cristo Rey Network schools participate in a work study program through which they finance the majority of the cost of their education, gain real world job experience, grow in self-confidence, and realize the relevance of their education.

For more information, please visit the Cristo Rey Network website.

Detroit Cristo Rey High School Sponsors

Detroit Cristo Rey High School is under the sponsorship of the Basilian Fathers (Catholic Central High School, Novi, MI);  and the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Marygrove College, Detroit and Marian High School, Bloomfield Hills, MI).

Where Is DCRHS Located?

Detroit Cristo Rey High School is located at Vernor and Junction in the southwest area of the city in the old Holy Redeemer High School. The school address is 5679 W. Vernor Hwy, Detroit, Michigan 48209.

Where Does the School’s Funding Come From?

Much of the school’s funding comes from an innovative Corporate Work Study Program. The school integrates classroom instruction with real-life work experience for each student by partnering with many of the finest businesses and corporations in the metropolitan Detroit area. These partnerships allow the school to make a faith-based, student centered education available at a very affordable cost to its students.

How Can I Get Involved?

There are many opportunities available at Detroit Cristo Rey High School. Whether it be a monetary gift, or you are looking to volunteer your time, or become a Corporate Work Study Sponsor, Detroit Cristo Rey is happy to answer any questions that you might have.