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As a college preparatory school, Cristo Rey New York High School promotes an academically stimulating and challenging environment. The curriculum is designed to place emphasis on the development of those skills and strengths that will be necessary for success in college and beyond. We have high expectations for all students and a support structure in place to ensure that each student can meet those expectations.

Students at CRNYHS are required to take a total of 30.5 credits over their four years. This includes:


  • English - 4.5 Credits

  • History - 3 Credits

  • Mathematics - 4.5 Credits

  • Religion - 4 Credits

  • Science - 4 Credits

  • Spanish - 2 or 3 Credits

  • Corporate Work Study Program - 4 Credits

  • Phys. Ed/Health/College Counseling - 2.5 Credits/4 Years Participation


Total = 30.5 Credits necessary to graduate.

Other Graduation Requirements:

  • ALL CRNYHS students must take the SAT test at least twice: in the spring of their junior year and in August of their senior year. CRNYHS has been designated a testing site and students will take the SAT here.

  • ALL CRNYHS stduents must complete Christian Service each year.

  • Students in Advanced Placement courses must take the related Advanced Placement Exam.

  • Over junior - senior year, students must write at least two college-level research papers.

  • All Seniors must apply to at least five colleges. 

The accredited curriculum is designed and taught to prepare students for success in college.  The faculty will work closely with each student and help them to develop a skill set that focuses on creativity, curiosity, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration.

Through the use of standards that prepare students for college-level work, effective teaching styles that make learning engaging and possible, and instruction that is informed by routine classroom assessments, we maximize the academic achievement of our students.

The ultimate goal of a Cristo Rey New York education is that all of our students will graduate from both high school and college.  During their four high school years they will gain a deep understanding of both themselves and the world around them. 

It is the goal of the faculty, administration and staff of Cristo Rey New York High School, working closely with the families of our students, to foster in our students by the time of their graduation an understanding of and an ongoing commitment to these six core values of our school community: to be men and women who are open to growth, religious, intellectually curious, loving, committed to justice and work-experienced.

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