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

CRSM Boasts Two Posse Scholarship Winners

The Posse Foundation announced its Scholarship winners in December. CRSM students have won Posse Scholarships in the past but this year is extraordinary – two CRSM students were chosen for scholarships. Edwin Morales (CRSM ’20) and Ricardo Morales (CRSM ’20) recently learned of their awards and are beginning their plans to attend St. Olaf College and Connecticut College respectively.   … Read More

College Report: Everything is A-OK

Things are looking good for another successful college acceptance season. As of the writing of this article, over 96% of the senior class have applied to at least one college; 70% having finished all of their applications. This year’s graduating class is on track to average twelve submitted applications per student and gain acceptance to an average of ten. The … Read More

CRSM Travels to Capitol Hill, Advocating for Social Justice

On November 16th, five Cristo Rey St. Martin students traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the Ignatian Family Teach-In For Justice. For the sixth consecutive year, Jon Taus (CRSM Social Studies Instructor) headed-up the trip which is sponsored by The Ignatian Solidarity Network. Over 2000 students, which included twelve Cristo Rey Schools from around the country, descended on Capitol Hill … Read More

CRSM Scholars Attend On-Site Kick-Off

On July 12th, college counselors, Sharon Holdvogt & Beth Kainic, accompanied ten rising CRSM seniors to the 5th Annual Scholars College Fair at University of Illinois. The event brings in over 150 colleges and universities from around the country to meet the new class of 2020 who are in the process of building their potential college list. CRSM students attended … Read More

President’s Pen: March 2014

Normally at our Founders’ Dinner, we would not have had students dancing and performing a skit. Normally, we would have heard a speech from one of our students. We might have heard from one of our alumni: a young man studying Business on a full-ride scholarship at Georgetown. He may have told us that during his junior year at CRSM, … Read More

March Campus Ministry News: Becoming “People for Others”

A large part of the Cristo Rey experience is community service and volunteerism. Social justice and responsibility are often discussed in class and put into practice during Feast week, but students are NOT required to fulfill any service commitments or spiritual obligations. Despite having no service hour requirements, CRSM students give back anyway. 2159 hours spent volunteering at sites like … Read More

January Academic News: Mission

At Cristo Rey St. Martin, our mission is to get students to and through college. “To college,” is our hope that each CRSM student will graduate high school and gain college acceptance,” and“through college,” and successfully persist through higher education. Most of us accept persistence (academic success and graduation) as the norm, but many young people from urban communities like Waukegan and North … Read More

President’s Pen: January 2014

There are heroes among us.  Humble, hardworking, quiet heroes of faith who inspire and support our students in ways we will never know. Often in ways they themselves will never know. These heroes are the parents and guardians of our students and their heroism is derived from an abiding hope.  All of us who are parents (or take on the … Read More