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 fifteenth year, we currently have 369 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 2019:

  • Alfred University (3)

  • Barry University

  • Bates College

  • Bentley University (2)

  • Clark Atlanta University

  • College of Mount St. Vincent (2)

  • College of the Holy Cross

  • CUNY Baruch College (2)

  • CUNY City College (2)

  • CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  • CUNY Lehman College (2)

  • CUNY Medgar Evers

  • CUNY Queens College

  • Davidson College

  • Fairfield University (3)

  • Felician University

  • Fordham University (3)

  • Georgetown University

  • Hamilton College

  • Hampton University

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges

  • Le Moyne College (4)

  • Marymount Manhattan College (2)

  • Mercy College (2)

  • Mount St. Mary College (2)

  • Nazareth College (2)

  • New York University

  • Providence College (2)

  • Siena College (3)

  • St. Bonaventure University (3)

  • St. Francis College

  • St. Peter's University

  • St. Thomas Aquinas College

  • Stevens Institute of Technology

  • SUNY Albany

  • SUNY Binghamton University

  • SUNY Buffalo State (6)

  • SUNY Delhi

  • SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology

  • SUNY New Paltz (4)

  • SUNY Old Westbury (2)

  • SUNY Stony Brook University

  • SUNY University at Buffalo

  • The Catholic University of America

  • University of Michigan

  • University of Pennsylvania

  • University of Rochester (3)