Deacon Peter J. McCourt

As the founding President & CEO of Cristo Rey Richmond High School and the CRR 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!

About Cristo Rey Richmond

Created in 2018, 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 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, professional work study experience, students graduate ready to succeed in college and in life.

Cristo Rey Richmond is part of the largest network of high schools in the country that exclusively serve youth with limited economic means. As a part of the Cristo Rey Network, Cristo Rey schools adhere to a shared set of Mission Effectiveness Standards to protect the integrity of the model and articulate the shared mission.

  • 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.
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