On-Campus Summer School In Session: from the desk of Principal Odiotti

On June 15th, CRSM began its academic summer programs. Summer school classes begin at 7:30am and end at 1:00pm. Teachers Michael Appel, Jacob Larson, Kumkum Bonnerjee, Elizabeth Partenach and Darline Gonzalez are running the Summer Bridge and Enrichment Programs for incoming freshmen and sophomores – testing schedules and combinations of in-person and remote synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities.  Their experience … Read More

Growth Despite COVID-19 Challenges

Despite the challenges of COVID-19 our students once again surpassed national growth rates on standardized tests in both Reading and Math. For the first time in the school’s history every single senior was accepted into at least one BA/BS program. Our Seniors in the Work Study Program performed better than any other prior class. For the first time in the … Read More

CRSM Counselors Check-in

While the Counseling offices have been empty, all of our counselors have been busy adjusting to the new COVID-19 norm (which continues to change every few days). Just weeks ago, it was business as usual: helping juniors prepare for the SAT, planning for two weeks of AP testing, supporting students with their ongoing mental health needs, and providing academic support … Read More

Stories from the Academics Department

A Note from Marlene Eby, Assistant Principal Hello to our CRSM Family, On Monday March 30th, Spring Break ended and CRSM students began their e-learning programs. Prior to the beginning of e-learning, Dr. Odiotti and I were in contact with all of our teachers and our various teams working and meeting via tele-conference to prepare our students academically, socially and … Read More

Congressman Brad Schneider Visits CRSM; Follows-up on Students’ Advocacy Trip to D.C.

You may remember that last November, five Cristo Rey St. Martin students traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the Ignatian Family Teach-In For Justice. They had a meeting at the office of U.S. Representative for Illinois’ 10th congressional district, Brad Schneider. The Cristo Rey Group focused their legislative advocacy on climate change and environmentalism. Congressman Schneider’s office scheduled a meeting … Read More

1st Group to Earn Lab Certification at Rosalind Franklin Medical School

  Congratulations! On January 25th, under the direction of Dr. Hector Rasgado-Flores, Rosalind Franklin Medical School awarded Lab Certifications to six CRSM students. This certification will allow our students to work in labs. This will provide access to higher wage jobs during college, offer the opportunity to work with healthcare professionals and help them determine what disciplines might be of … Read More

Encore! HAMILTON!

Again this year Cristo Rey St. Martin was one of a select group of Chicagoland schools invited to participate in the Hamilton Education Program – the ground breaking program which involves 6 weeks of work studying American history through a special integrated curriculum about Alexander Hamilton and the nation’s Founding Fathers. The program culminates in a matinee performance of Hamilton … Read More