Welcome!

Cristo Rey Saint Martin College Prep, a Catholic learning community, empowers young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose and service. Through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a relevant work study experience, students graduate ready to succeed in college and in life.

Alumni Spotlight

“I Was Mad at the World, That’s How I Got to CRSM”: An Interview with José Elizondo

José (CRSM ’16, Marquette ’20) spoke with me on the phone from his room on the campus of Marquette University. His story is one of contrasts – a small town in Texas to a busy suburb in Illinois, from a high school with 2000 students to 400 at Cristo Rey. As one of only a handful of CRSM graduates to … Read More

Past Alumni Spotlights

Admissions

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Thank you for considering us! We are an affordable, safe, co-educational, Catholic high school committed to academic excellence for students of limited economic means in the greater Waukegan and North Chicago area.

Academics

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In and out of the classroom, we are committed to students getting to and through college. For five consecutive years, CRSM has been named by the Wall Street Journal as one of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools.”

 Work Study 

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We’re preparing students for the future workforce while they work to cover educational costs. Our business partners span industries including financial services, engineering, architecture, law, education and nonprofit organizations.

Student Life 

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From soccer and volleyball to theater and volunteering to feeding and clothing the homeless, we offer a variety of ways for students to get involved.

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