Cristo Rey Richmond High School

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Our Mission

Cristo Rey Richmond High School 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 work study experience, students graduate ready to succeed in college and in life. 

Cristo Rey Richmond High School is a 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 set of Mission Effectiveness Standards to protect the integrity of the model and articulate the shared mission.


As a member of the Cristo Rey Network, Cristo Rey Richmond High School:

Standard One: A Cristo Rey school is explicitly Catholic in mission and enjoys Church approval.

Standard Two: A Cristo Rey school serves only students with limited economic resources and is open to students of various faiths and cultures.

Standard Three: A Cristo Rey school is family centered and plays an active role in the local community.

Standard Four: A Cristo Rey school prepares all students to enter and graduate from college.

Standard Five: A Cristo Rey school requires participation by all students in the Corporate Work Study Program. 

Standard Six: A Cristo Rey school integrates the learning present in its work program, classroom and extracurricular experiences for the fullest benefit of its students.

Standard Seven: A Cristo Rey school has effective administrative and board structures, and complies with applicable state and federal laws.

Standard Eight: A Cristo Rey school is financially sound. 

Standard Nine: A Cristo Rey school supports its graduates’ efforts to obtain a college degree and enter post-college life as productive, faith-filled individuals.

Standard Ten: A Cristo Rey school is an active participant in the Cristo Rey Network.


"Some may ask, 'Why Bon Secours?' We, in health care, know the role that secure housing and education play in the health of a community. We are so accustomed to the medical model of care that sometimes we forget that the level of education is one of the key indicators of a healthy community. So this is exciting for us to be working with [Cristo Rey Richmond].
This will change the community... It will change the lives of many in this community... This is our appointed time... This is our time to prepare the next generation to be faith filled and strong living God’s call of love."
-Sr. Patricia Eck
Chairperson, Bon Secours Ministries