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We understand that the high school application process can be daunting. Deciding where to attend high school is a major decision faced by families each and every year. Cristo Rey New York Admissions is here to serve interested families and scholars in answering questions about, providing tours, scheduling school visits, and being a resource as you navigate this crucial decision. 

Our dedicated admissions team is here to assist you and your family with our application process and we look forward to getting to know you and your family in the next few months. Please take a moment to read through the Admissions Requirements and Process below.

To inquire about applying, please contact us at









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Requirements: Are you eligible to apply?

  • Age: Students must be 14 years old by September 11th, 2023

  • Financial:  Cristo Rey New York High School exclusively serves students who desire a college prep education but could not otherwise afford to attend a private high school. Demonstrated financial need is a requirement for admission and is evaluated on a case-by-case basis through the financial aid process. View detailed information on our Financial Fact Sheet

  • Academics: Students must have at least average grades and attendance and be willing to work hard to meet high academic expectations and the work obligations of the school.

  • Employability: Students must possess the maturity and work ethic necessary to be successful working with adults in an office environment.  All students must be authorized to work in the United States by the first day of the work-study program. 


Step 1: Gather Required Documents

Gather all documents that are listed on the Document Checklist. These documents will be required to be uploaded to your application when you complete it.

Step 2: Complete Online Application

  • Create an account in our Application System

  • Complete the online application

  • Upload all required documents

  • Click submit. Please note that your application will not be considered complete until  the application, financial aid application, and all documents are completed.


Step 3: Submit Principal/Teacher Recommendations (Now completed Online)

  • After submitting your application, you will submit a “Recommendation Request” for the student’s Principal/Counselor, English, Math, Science, or Social Studies Teacher. The Recommendation Forms are completed online. Please be sure to use the same login that was used for your application.

  • Please make sure you have the name and email address of the  Principal/Counselor, English, Math, Science or Social Studies Teacher, as you will be required to have that information in order to request the recommendation forms.

Click here to submit your Recommendation Requests.

Step 4: Check the “Application Tracker”

  • Check the “Application Tracker” for updated information on the status of your application. Here you can view the status of your application and if you are needing to complete any additional steps as part of the application process.

View the Application Tracker

Step 5: Complete Financial Aid Application

  • Create an account in FACTS.

  • Complete the online application

  • Upload all required documents

  • Click submit. Please note that the application takes 7-10 days to process. Please keep this  in mind our deadline dates.

Click here if you need assistance in completing he financial aid application and would like to sign up for an appointment.


Step 6: Applicant Attends an Interview

  • Once all the information has been submitted, we may invite you to an in-person interview with a member of the Admissions committee.

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