Detroit Cristo Rey High School

The School That Works

"When I recently asked a student why she wanted to come to Detroit Cristo Rey,
she said she 'wanted a real life.'  And that just really stunned me...
most of us just grow up and think we're entitled to that."   

Message from our President

As part of the Cristo Rey Network of schools, Detroit students journey toward becoming college graduates through one of the most exciting and innovative models of education in the country.

Detroit Cristo Rey High School students spend four days each week in the classroom, striving for academic excellence under the guidance of the many veteran educators on staff. Students study college-preparatory core requirements and regularly take advantage of extracurricular opportunities throughout Detroit.

The Corporate Work Study Program is the most distinctive feature of the Cristo Rey concept, complementing the school’s academic program with one day per week of real-life work experience in many of the finest businesses and organizations in metro Detroit. The Corporate Partners are a vital part of this unique academic approach, allowing the school to make a faith-based, student-centered education available at a very affordable cost while equipping the students for personal and professional success.

Located at the corner of Vernor and Junction, on the Most Holy Redeemer campus, Detroit Cristo Rey High School is sponsored by the Basilian Fathers and the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and is committed to providing a college-preparatory, co-educational, Catholic high school education in the city of Detroit.

Please visit our campus and experience the passion for excellence that distinguishes our school.  We are changing the future of these students and our city -- and we consider that a very important responsibility.

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