Cristo Rey High School Boston

Admissions Criteria

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Cristo Rey Boston High School is a welcoming community that considers a variety of factors when considering admissions.  Primary is the desire to work hard and succeed in the classroom and the workplace.  Our application process allows us to get to know students and their families on a personal level through interviews and determine whether Cristo Rey Boston is a good fit.  The following are the most important characteristics we are looking for in a potential Knight. 

  • Motivated and Mature 

Our program is rigorous, and you must be motivated and mature enough to accept help and direction, both in school and in your workplace assignment.  

  • Open to Catholic Religious Value 

Our Catholic faith guides our school and the values we hold.  Although students do not need to be Catholic to attend, they must be respectful of our faith-based practices and compliant with our behavioral expectations. 

  • Employable 

All students are required to participate in the Corporate Work Study Program, which requires working one full day a week. To be legally employable and acquire a work permit through Cristo Rey Boston, every incoming student must be at least 14 years old by September 1 of their incoming year.  The student must also be a citizen of the United States and have a valid Social Security Card or have legal status to work in the United States and the supporting legal documentation to verify employability. 

  • Socially Competent 

All students are treated as adults both at school and in their CWSP workplace and should be able to demonstrate their social capacity to function appropriately in an office or school environment and be comfortable conversing with adults. 

  • Solid Performance in Middle School 

Seventh and eighth grade transcripts will be reviewed for admission. We are looking for students who demonstrate the ability to succeed and have strong attendance and discipline records.  Our ideal candidate will have earned grades of C or above. 

  • Of Limited Economic Resources 

Cristo Rey Boston High School is committed to helping students from families of limited economic resources attain a college-preparatory education at an affordable tuition and only accepts students from economically-under-resourced families.