Welcome to the world of academics at DePaul Cristo Rey High School, sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. Since 1829, the Sisters of Charity have been dedicated to serving the people of Cincinnati, and we at DePaul Cristo Rey High School are honored to be a part of that tradition. As a member of the Cristo Rey Network of schools across the United States, we are one of 32 high schools that provide access to quality, Catholic, college-preparatory education to students from families with limited financial means.
Our college-ready goal is:
All students will graduate from high school and college.
With this as our priority, students at DePaul Cristo Rey engage in coursework designed to prepare them for the demands of college. In consultation with numerous universities and college professors from across the United States, our curriculum focuses on the core subjects (reading, writing, science, mathematics, social studies, religious studies, world languages, and the arts) while emphasizing thinking strategies and lifelong learning behaviors.
At DePaul Cristo Rey High School:
- All students take a full course load of college-preparatory classes over the span of four years.
- Classes meet four days a week with the students participating in the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) on the fifth day.
- Classes are slightly longer than traditional class times to offset the CWSP work day.
Through the CWSP program, all students work in a professional setting, developing the knowledge and skills to prepare them well for college and the professional work environment. This amazing work experience not only provides our students with the opportunity to contribute financially to their education, but it reinforces in them the thinking strategies and lifelong learning behaviors emphasized in the classroom. The workplace experience allows students to apply and make connections from the classroom to the world of work. This unique combination of classroom and workplace learning prepares DePaul Cristo Rey students for success in high school, college and the years to come.