Points of Pride: Students achieving 4.0 GPA or higher reaches all-time high

Cristo Rey St. Martin has achieved many “all-time best results,” in many academic categories, during recent years. Now, as the third quarter results are reported, consider these significant accomplishments: • 66 students eared a 4.0 GPA or higher in the third quarter • 80 percent of students received a 3.0 at third quarter (a key marker of college readiness based … Read More

Lights, Camera, Action: Chicago-area TV and newspapers feature the “CRSM story”

Chicago-area TV and newspaper crews trekked out to Waukegan from Chicago on Feb, 13 2018 to feature our unique school model and celebrate and chronicle our historic move day. From CBS-TV and WGN-TV, to the Lake County News Sun/Chicago Tribune, Chicago Catholic, and The Daily Herald, we are grateful for the coverage and hopeful our against-all-odds story will inspire others … Read More

Student appreciation day: CRSM Work-study partners thank students for making a difference

On a recent Friday, four groups of CRSM students took to the podium at Discover Financial Services in Riverwoods to deliver presentations culminating seven months of project research. The room was packed with about 200 Discover employees and guests from neighboring companies, there to show their support not only for the students, but the “win-win” the Corporate Work Study Program … Read More

CRSM Graduates Head to College

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep is sending nearly 100 percent of its graduating class to college. On Saturday, June 4, 2016, 78 members of the Class of 2016 received their diplomas at a Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremony held at Most Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Waukegan. Next fall they will attend colleges across the country including Duke, Georgetown, Loyola, … Read More

CRSM Named One of America’s Most Challenging High Schools, Washington Post

For the fifth consecutive year, CRSM was named one of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools,” by the Washington Post, a recognition achieved by only nine percent of high schools nationwide. “This is a celebration and triumph for our entire school community,” Principal Mike Odiotti told students gathered at a recent assembly. Each year, the Post uses a formula that focuses … Read More

January President’s Pen: Who Are Our Neighbors?

“And who is my neighbor?” That question posed to Jesus in Luke’s gospel is also the opening line from a famous sermon by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jesus responds with the story of the Good Samaritan and Dr. King uses his sermon to elaborate on three types of people in our world: (1) Those like the robbers who mugged … Read More

Takeda Touts Work-Study Program

At Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., support for Cristo Rey’s Corporate Work Study Program continues to grow. Today 35 students, up from 20 just a few years ago, work at the pharmaceutical giant’s Deerfield campus. As a result of the success of this venture, Takeda leaders recently invited companies from throughout the northern suburbs to learn more about the work study … Read More