Cristo Rey Miami High School

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Cristo Rey Miami High School is scheduled to welcome freshman students to campus the summer of 2020.

Classes for sophomores, juniors, and seniors will be added one year at a time towards a full capacity of

500 students by fall of 2023.



  • The Cristo Rey Miami (CRM) Feasibility Study Committee was formed in summer of 2017.
  • The Feasibility Study Committee secured approval from the Cristo Rey Network to open the school by accomplishing the following:
    • Secured 35 letters of intent from Corporate Partners for student jobs
    • Raised $2.5 million in private philanthropy plus capital and operating expenses
    • Surveyed the community – 300 potential students (Current 6th)
  • CRM will be a private, independent Catholic high school to be accredited by the Catholic Conference.
  • CRM will follow a proven, revolutionary model of a college-preparatory high school curriculum accessible to those from the most economically challenged families in Miami.
  • Anticipated opening: Fall 2020
    • 120 ninth-grade students projected for the inaugural class with a full capacity of 500 students anticipated by Fall 2023.
    • One class will be added each of the next four years.
  • Students
    • Youth living in poverty with an eagerness for academic success and an ability to work.
    • Student population to reflect the neighborhood.
  • Admissions
    • Applications will be accepted beginning Fall of 2019.
    • Bilingual assistance will be available for families throughout the admissions process.
  • Tuition
    • Families contribute to the cost of education based on financial ability
    • Total cost per student estimated at $14,000 per year
      • Corporate Work Study Program aims to cover 60% of the cost of education with parents paying less than 10% and the balance funded by private donations.
  • Corporate Work Study Program
    • A key component of the fiscal sustainability of the Cristo Rey model.
    • Students work in a corporate environment one day per week to earn a majority of their tuition and gain valuable experience for life after college
    • Students will attend VIVA! Summer Institute, a 3-week job training/school prep program.
  • Faith-based
    • Endorsed by Cristo Rey Institute. 
    • Religious education is included in the curriculum, with students of ALL faiths welcome.