Please visit Cristo Rey St. Martin for the opening of the student art show on Saturday February 23rd. 5:00 – 6:30 Light refreshments will be served. Stay to see the Annual Talent Show at 7:00pm!

January President’s Pen: A Great Opportunity If You’re Planning to Help

What if you could multiply by FOUR times the already generous amount of money you donate each year to CRSM students without a net additional cost to you?  The Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program (aka “Invest In Kids”) effectively acts like a matching gift program for your donations.  For every $10.00 you donate to the program, you receive a $7.50 … Read More

Principal Odiotti Speaks On Academic Accomplishments

In his recent presentation at student assembly, Principal Michael Odiotti summed up the 1st semester and set goals for the rest of the year. Mr. Odiotti informed the class that, “It’s been a particularly good year for CRSM – our best ever. Ten years ago the number of students that reached a cumulative GPA average of 2.0 was 68%. We … Read More

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On Tuesday January 22nd Cristo Rey St. Martin students experienced a prayer service quite different from what they have come to expect in typical Catholic religious services. In celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr., Cristo Rey St. Martin invited the First Baptist Church of North Chicago to lead a worship service in the tradition of the A.M.E. … Read More

Internships Equal Bright Futures for Chicago Students

Recently, CVS Health published an article on their corporate Intranet about their partnership with the Cristo Rey St. Martin Corporate Work Study Program; it is re-printed here with permission.  Thank you CVS for the kind words and continued support for our students through this program. Internships Equal Bright Futures for Chicago Students by Holly Steel, Corporate Communications, CVS Health Rebecca … Read More

The Art Club Visits The Weinberg/Newton Gallery

While CRSM does not have a formal fine arts program, we do offer an Art Club that meets occasionally after school and on weekends.  The Art Club brings in guest artists to teach students different mediums, works with local art studios to schedule hands-on field trips, and this month brought students on a field trip to The Weinberg/Newton Gallery in … Read More

A Passion for Early-Childhood Education and a $15,000.00 Grand Prize

Ofelia Gonzalez graduated from Cristo Rey St. Martin in 2013. But her calling became clear many years before that – eighteen to be exact. Turns out, Ofelia’s older brother was coming home from school and teaching his younger sister what he had learned that day. So, as Ofelia noted, “Because of him, I started school with a head start in … Read More

The Alumni Party 2008 – 2018

see the video:   On Thursday evening, December 20th, over eighty CRSM Alumni from the classes of 2008 through 2018 gathered at the new Cristo Rey St. Martin campus to re-connect and celebrate. Alumni reminisced about their time at the old campus over dinner and refreshments and many took “the tour” – walking the new facility for the first … Read More

December President’s Pen: God and the Underdog

God loves the underdog.  No month reminds us more of this than December.  At CRSM, we celebrated the Feast of La Virgen de Guadalupe on December 12.  If you don’t know the story, a poor campesino named Juan Diego is singled out by God through the appearance of Mary to become a conduit for the miracle at Tepeyac – roses … Read More

CRSM Awarded Grant to Hire a School Nurse

The Board of Directors of The Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County has awarded Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep a generous grant which will provide students with improved access to healthcare services. The Foundation’s mission is to support efforts that improve access to health services for under-served Lake County, Illinois residents. School nurses provide essential health-related education to students … Read More