Aug. 23, 2019, by Samantha Willis and George Copeland
"When the bell rang at 7:45 a.m. Monday, 96 ninth-grade students began the inaugural school year at Cristo Rey Richmond High School, a private school that promises opportunities for some of the area’s poorest youths through a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum combined with an unconventional work component that seeks to give them a boost in the job market."
Cristo Rey Richmond High School Set To Open For 2019-20 School Year
May - July 2019, The Museum District Association Newsletter, by Liz Bryant, pg. 8
"Many high school students have part-time jobs. But how many have jobs as an integral part of their academic education? At the new Cristo Rey Richmond High School, opening on the former Benedictine High School campus in the Museum District in the fall, the answer is all of them."
Will serve students from economically disadvantaged families
Feb 13, 2018 by Brian T. Olszewski
"In the heart of Catholic Schools Week, the Diocese of Richmond learned it it getting another Catholic school. Come August 2019, Richmond will open Cristo Rey High School - the 36th in the Cristo Rey Network and the first in the diocese since St. John NeumannAcademy, Blacksburg, opened in 2003."
Catholic school taking over former Benedictine building
Jan 31, 2018 by Mike Platania
"A new local private school will pick up in the Museum District where another left off several years ago. Cristo Rey Richmond High School will open in 2019 in the former Benedictine College Preparatory School at 304 N. Sheppard St."
New Catholic high school planned for Richmond in fall 2018
Dec 11, 2016 by Louis Llovio
"In 1996, Jesuit leaders in Chicago looking to help the city's Hispanic community opened Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, a school that took an innovative approach to parochial education for low-income urban youth by combining school and employment. The model worked so well that 20 years later, Cristo Rey has become a network of 32 schools in 21 states."
Private school serving low-income youth targets Richmond
May 17, 2016 by Tracey Smith
"RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- A private catholic school aimed at serving low-income families is looking to move to Richmond. Right now, the Cristo Rey Network is conducting a feasibility study on community interest. Study Chairman Alexa Quinn said Cristo Rey schools offer something that no one else can."