Applied Excellence: Record Number of Applicants

As the number of Cristo Rey students and alumni continues to grow, and as the impact the school has made in the Waukegan area over the last 12 years increases, the demand for young people seeking to attend continues to ramp up. This year we have 166 applications for the 110 openings for the freshman class of 2017. That’s up … Read More

Good Reads: CRSM Launches Book Club

In an effort to promote reading for pleasure, as a way to unwind and have thought-provoking conversations with friends and classmates, Principal Mike Odiotti launched a book club, “Book Talk.” Each week at assembly, a student, teacher or staff member shares a book that has made an impact on them and shares with those gathered the recommendation. The hope is … Read More

Full House: Record-Setting Open House

On Nov.12, CRSM held the most successful Open House in the school’s 11-year history, when 375 visitors stopped by – not only prospective students but also their parents, brothers, sisters, cousins and neighbors, representing an estimated 150 families. The result: 106 applications filed already for 110 openings for the 2016 freshman class. “The number of applications submitted by this time of year … Read More

Admissions for 2015-16 On Track to Enroll 110 Students

The Admissions Office is on track to enroll 110 new students next year. So far, almost 200 applications have been submitted for the Feb. 26 deadline. Fifty-four students have completed applications, compared to 35 last year at this time,” said Noemi Cuesta, Director of Admissions. “The word about our school is certainly starting to spread throughout the Waukegan and North … Read More

Largest Open House for Incoming Freshman Candidates

On Nov. 13, we held our largest Open House in CRSM’s 10-year history. More than 375 Waukegan and North Chicago prospective students and their families toured the school and got the opportunity to experience what life in our school community is like. “This was the most successful open house we have had,” said Noemi Cuesta, Director of Admissions. One hundred … Read More

Portrait of a Graduate: Destiny Perez

“Is Destiny our intern today?” is the question several teams in the marketing department of Walgreen Co. ask regularly, according to Maureen McKee, executive administrator of the firm’s retail marketing department. “With the answer of yes, everyone smiled.” The “Destiny” she is referring to is a member of CRSM’s Class of 2014 graduation class. A stellar student who received multiple … Read More

Achieving the Mission II: Numbers Aren’t Enough

How do we best measure success and mission fulfillment? Often, we let numbers do the talking for us but numbers aren’t enough! Numbers cannot show smiles on the faces of our students during school assembly. Figures do not document the goosebumps you feel when alumni return to campus to say thank you. Statistics will never quantify the pride parents have as … Read More

Achieving the Mission I: By the Numbers

Achieving the Mission: Academically 92% of the Class of 2013 was accepted into a 4-year college or university Over $10.5 million dollars in college scholarships was awarded to our graduating seniors Graduates included a Gates Millennium Scholar, Golden Apple Scholar, Horatio Alger Scholar, Loyola University Scholar and Marquette University Urban Scholar 150 students enrolled in AP courses and 37% of … Read More

Summer CWSP & Admissions News: Beating the Summer Slide at CRSM

All incoming freshmen and transfer students are in school! Summer is no time for rest when a rigorous curriculum and new job lay ahead, so our new students are already at CRSM participating in our Enhanced Summer Bridge Program preparing for the future. This program provides necessary orientation and training for the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) and high-level college preparatory classes. … Read More

May Admission News: CRSM Anticipates Largest Enrollment Yet

The Admissions Office hopes to enroll 110 new students next year—105 freshmen and 5 transfer students. So far we have 98 incoming freshmen and 5 transfers enrolled (1 senior, 1 junior and 3 sophomores) and are very close to our goal. Around 200 applications were submitted to the Admissions Committee made up of Principal Mike Odiotti, Vice Principal Marlene Eby, Dean of Students … Read More