About Cristo Rey

Cristo Rey is the nation's largest private high school network serving low-income minority communities. With our innovative model, over half of the school is funded through a Work Study Program. Here, students work in the office of participating businesses. Not only does this pay for student's college-prep education, but they also develop invaluable job skills as they work with over 3,450 companies that include:

Blackbaud, Volvo, Roper St. Francis, Google, Ernst & Young, NASA, Hewlett Packard, Coca Cola, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Pfizer, Morgan Stanley, and Bank of America.



Needed Now, More Than Ever

Despite an enviable economy, Charleston has some of the state's lowest-performing and most divided schools. Five of Charleston County’s high schools ranked in the bottom 30 statewide. All five schools have an enrollment consisting primarily of students of color with high levels of poverty. "If the state is to grow and attract more business, experts warn, South Carolina must find a way to overcome the many challenges that are driving our students toward the back of the pack." - Charleston Post and Courier

3921 Saint Johns Avenue
C/O Cristo Rey Charleston High School
North Charleston, SC 29405
Cristo Rey is a network of Catholic, college and career- preparatory schools that exclusively serve low income students through a Corporate Work Study Program. Our unique approach to education allows students to receive a quality education and gain valuable work experience. A feasibility study is currently underway in the Charleston area to explore the opportunity of opening a Cristo Rey school. Help make this a reality for our Fall 2022 opening date by joining a committee, donating or becoming a job partner today!

Cristo Rey Charleston High School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.