HISTORY

Cristo Rey New York High School (CRNYHS) was founded out of a great impulse to help bring about social justice. The central challenge we address is providing access to a quality college-preparatory education for students from low-income families.  
 

Cristo Rey New York High School is a collaborative project of lay men and women, and representatives of three religious congregations: the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus, the De La Salle Christian Brothers, and the Jesuits.
Cristo Rey New York High School is funded through the generosity of individual and institutional benefactors. 


CRNYHS opened in September 2004 with a freshman class of 99 students.  We celebrated our first graduation on June 12, 2008. Now in our seventeenth year, we currently have 390 students in grades 9–12.  In May 2010, CRNYHS earned accreditation by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS).

98% of our graduates have enrolled in college.  Our graduates are studying at and graduating from colleges and universities across the country, including Fordham, USC, Franklin & Marshall, Georgetown, Dartmouth, University of Virginia, Brown, SUNY - Binghamton, Princeton, Amherst, University of Scranton, Williams, Columbia, University of Michigan, and Colgate. The following is a list of college decisions for the class of 2021:

  • Barnard College (2)

  • Bates College

  • Boston College (2)

  • Colgate University

  • College of Mount Saint Vincent (3)

  • College of the Holy Cross (2)

  • Cornell University (2)

  • CUNY Baruch College

  • CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College

  • CUNY Brooklyn College

  • CUNY City College (7)

  • CUNY Hunter College (4)

  • CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  • CUNY Lehman College (3)

  • Dartmouth College

  • Fairfield University

  • Fashion Institute of Technology

  • Fordham University (14)

  • Fordham University - Lincoln Center (2)

  • Hamilton College

  • Ithaca College (2)

  • Le Moyne College

  • Mercy College (4)

  • Mount Saint Mary College (2)

  • Nazareth College

  • Pace University

  • Providence College

  • Skidmore College

  • St. Bonaventure University (3)

  • St. Francis College

  • St. John Fisher College (3)

  • Stonehill College

  • SUNY Binghamton University

  • SUNY Buffalo State College

  • SUNY Cortland

  • SUNY Geneseo

  • SUNY New Paltz

  • SUNY University at Albany (3)

  • Syracuse University

  • University of Kansas

  • University of Miami (2)

  • University of Notre Dame

  • University of Pennsylvania