Why Cristo Rey?

We are a Catholic, coed, high school located in Charleston - opening 2026. Our mission is to provide a college prep education to students who otherwise couldn't afford a Catholic education. We do this through our unique work study model, the Corporate Work Study program (CWS).

Cristo Rey students receive a rigorous college prep education, while working one day a week at a corporate work study job. This hands-on experience brings classroom education together with real world experience, giving students a unique educational experience, unlike any other.

Characteristics of a Cristo Rey Student

Cristo Rey Charleston considers a variety of factors during the application process. Our application process allows us to get to know students and their families on a personal level in order to make the best admissions decision for each student. The most important characteristics we are looking for in an incoming freshman:

Fostering a Brighter Future | A Cristo Rey Student Story

To learn more about becoming a student, please reach out to Joanna Wusinich.