College Ready

“I admire all the Cristo Rey students who do all of their schoolwork to keep their grades up…

Chris Call
CRSM Biology, Anatomy, Physiology and Environmental Science teacher

Work Prepared

I support Cristo Rey because it works. Supervisors report that these students are professional, serious and focused…

Terry Brady
President, Underwriters Laboratories

Committed to Faith and Justice

“This school changed my life. I want to give back.”

Dulce Zarinana
CRSM ’16, Carthage College ’20, current DePaul University graduate student, Jesuit Volunteer Corps immigration legal advocate and CRSM campus ministry volunteer.

Who
we are

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep, a Catholic learning community, empowers young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose and service. Through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a relevant work study experience, students graduate ready to succeed in college and in life.

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Current Students

84

Business Partners

100%

acceptance to bachelor’s programs

2700+

Volunteer Hours

News & Updates

#EvertoExcel: CRSM Tops Network in AP Coursework

#EvertoExcel: CRSM Tops Network in AP Coursework

  With 100 percent of CRSM seniors accepted to 4-year college and university bachelor’s programs the last three years in a row and on track for the fourth year, students also are leading the Cristo Rey Network in Advanced Placement courses. Of the 10 AP subject...

Foundation Takes Teens on Impactful Adventures Around the World

Foundation Takes Teens on Impactful Adventures Around the World

For CRSM student Brandon, last summer was a season of superlative adventures, hiking mountains,  kayaking, rafting, glacier excursions, wildlife watching and connecting to the abundant natural beauty of Alaska. The three-week trek was funded through the Ellie Burns...

Alumni Spotlights

Admissions

Thank you for considering us! We are an affordable, safe, co-educational, Catholic high school committed to academic excellence for students of limited economic means in the greater Waukegan and North Chicago area.

Thank you for considering us! We are an affordable, safe, co-educational, Catholic high school committed to academic excellence for students of limited economic means in the greater Waukegan and North Chicago area.

Academics

In and out of the classroom, we are committed to students getting to and through college. For five consecutive years, CRSM has been named by the Wall Street Journal as one of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools.”

Work Study

We are preparing students for the future workforce while they work to cover educational costs. Our business partners span industries including financial services, engineering, architecture, law, education and nonprofit organizations.

Student Life

From soccer and volleyball to theater and volunteering to feed and clothe the homeless, we offer a variety of ways for students to get involved.

Our Business Partners