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 and eighty nine families attended and already 80 applications have been submitted for the 105 openings for the incoming 2015 class, she said.

This is significant in the face of the Waukegan Teachers’ strike, which kept 16,000 students out of school for more than a month and caused a major impact on admissions recruiting, said Cuesta. Fall is a busy time when junior high school students decide where they will attend high school. It is a busy season for Cuesta who visits Waukegan and North Chicago schools, churches and youth organizations to recruit prospective students. The strike prevented her from visiting two major Waukegan middle schools – the major recruiting venues, to meet face-to-face with student candidates.

Despite the challenge, CRSM welcomed its largest crowd ever. For more information about admissions at CRSM, contact Cuesta at: 847-244-6895 ext. 223 or