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Important Information Regarding Start of School and Revised Dress Code Policy

We look forward to welcoming students back to school the week of August 26, 2019.


Please use the following schedule to plan your week. Students only need to attend the day assigned to their class. Students are expected to arrive in dress code at 7:40 and will be released at 11:40. Please review the new dress code policy and order your CRB Polo shirts before the start of school.



12th grade- Monday 8/26/19

11th grade- Tuesday 8/27/19

10th grade-Wednesday 8/28/19

9th grade-Thursday 8/29/19


Friday 8/30/19 CRB will be closed for Labor Day weekend


All students will begin school on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 7:40 am for a full day and in complete dress code.


The dress code policy has been changed for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Please review the following letter from Dr. Ryan and use the attachments to order new shirts.




Dear CRB Students and Families,


We hope you are enjoying your summer and we look forward to welcoming you back in a few weeks! Cristo Rey Boston High School is committed to a college preparatory experience that will prepare you for success in high school, college and beyond. We are committed to partnering with you on the pathway to graduation from high school and into college.


As Cristo Rey Boston’s unique educational environment blends experiences in the traditional classroom and a corporate work setting, scholars are expected to arrive in dress code every day. The dress code is an important element of Cristo Rey Boston’s culture and serves to create a positive, learning-oriented environment for all scholars. After reviewing the current expectations for scholars and researching dress codes in independent and Catholic schools across Boston and the larger Cristo Rey Network, Cristo Rey Boston elected to update our dress code for the 2019-20 academic year. The updated Dress Code is designed to be cost-effective, straight-forward and easy for students and families to understand and to implement.  


For the 2019-20 academic year, Cristo Rey Boston’s dress code consists of required components and several optional add-ons:

  • Polo Shirt: Scholars need to wear a polo shirt imprinted with the Cristo Rey Boston logo. Polo shirts are available in navy and grey and in either short or long sleeves. Scholars may wear a short-sleeved white undershirt under the polo shirt; long/short-sleeve undershirts in colors other than white are not permitted.
  • Pants: Scholars need to wear a pair of khaki or dark grey dress pants with a professional, brown and/or black belt. Khaki or grey jeans are not permitted.
  • Footwear: Scholars need to wear solid color black or brown dress shoes with solid black socks. Sneakers, boots, Vans, (or Van-like shoes), Ugg boots/slippers or sandals are not permitted. Flip flops, open-toed or high-heeled shoes are not permitted. Socks with logos, patterns or designs are not permitted.
  • Sweaters and Fleece Jackets (Optional). Scholars may choose to wear a sweater or a zip-up fleece imprinted with the Cristo Rey Boston logo. Scholars are not allowed to wear other sweaters, hoodies jackets or clothes over their uniform during the academic day, at both school and the workplace


Families can purchase Cristo Rey Boston polo shirts, sweaters, and jackets directly from Collegiate House School Uniforms. It is a local company located in Medford that currently partners with high schools across Boston. You can purchase approved school gear online or during Foundations in July. 


Thank you for partnering with us on this important issue and for helping us create a positive, supportive learning environment for all students. We look forward to working with you next year!



Dr. Ryan