We're thrilled you are planning to apply to Cristo Rey New York High School! Before you apply, please be sure to check our eligibility requirements below. We accept students on a rolling basis until our class is full. 

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year.

To inquire about applying, please contact:

Ms. Tiffany Tejada '10, Director of Admissions or 212-457-2818 (office), 201-614-7478 (cell)  para Español.










*The steps outlined below reflect our virtual admissions process for 2021-2022 applicants.

Step 1 - Confirm Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be rising 9th or 10th grade students. We do not accept 11th or 12th grade transfer students.

  • All incoming 9th grade students applying for the 2021-2022 school year must be 14 years old by September 1, 2021, as a requirement of the Work-Study Program. Please call the Admissions Office with any questions regarding student age requirements.

  • The student's family must be financially eligible. The family of the student must be considered as having limited financial resources. Families that earn $60,000 or more annually should contact the Admissions Office prior to applying to determine eligibility.​ (Click to view Financial Threshold to determine eligibility)

Virtual Open House

Step 2 - Submit Application:

Applications are reviewed in groups and the submission dates for each group are as follows:

  • June 4, 2021 is the final deadline for all Admissions and FACTS applications to be complete.


Submit all application materials by submission group date. 

  • Application forms can be submitted online, e-mailed (, or mailed (see address below)

  • Please mail additional documents (numbers 2-7 below) in a sealed envelope to:

                              Cristo Rey New York High School
                              Admissions Office
                              112 East 106th St.
                              New York, New York 10029 

See below for a list of the application materials you must submit to qualify:​​

*Please note that we are no longer accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Check back here for details regarding the 2022-2023 school year application.

  1. Application form: Submit application online or by filling out this form (English or Spanish) and sending by mail, e-mail or fax (212-427-7444)

  2. FACTS Student Aid Form

  3. Request for Transcript Form

  4. Character Reference Form, completed by your principal, assistant principal or guidance counselor

  5. Teacher Recommendation Form, completed by a current year teacher

  6. Copy of 7th and 8th grade report cards (8th and 9th grade report cards for 10th grade transfer applicants)

  7. Copy of birth certificate (Note to enroll in Cristo Rey, applicants must be 14 by September 21, 2021)

​Step 3 - Application review:

Once your application is completed, the Admissions Team and Academic Committee will review your application.

Step 4 - Student Interview and Assessment:

After the Admissions Team and Academic Committee have reviewed your application, it will then be determined whether or not your student will be invited for an interview and assessment. The Admissions Office will call you at that time with further information.


Step 5 - Registration:


Once accepted, applicants must register and pay fees on designated registration days.


Step 6 - Puente:

All incoming students must participate in the mandatory 3-week Summer Academy July 2021.