How the Program Works

Through the innovative Corporate Work-Study Program (CWSP), Cristo Rey Miami High School students work five full days a month at top businesses across Miami. The earnings pay for a large percentage of each student's tuition cost providing them access to a rigorous, quality college preparatory education that otherwise would be too expensive.

Cristo Rey students gain valuable real-world job skills, contacts, and experience through their Work-Study job assignments, and go on to college in record numbers, in large part because of their early exposure to the working world. For a quick overview of the Work-Study Program, please watch the following video:


The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation cites the Cristo Rey Network as one of a growing body of schools that is revolutionizing ideas about teaching and learning to produce high-achieving graduates ready to succeed in today's changing world.

Our nationally proven model has been featured on WSB-TV, NPR, 60 Minutes, C-SPAN, The New Yorker, CNN, BBC, CBS News, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, and the Miami Herald