Class of 2017: Largest class college bound

With 93 students, the Class of 2017 is the largest graduating class in the school’s history, and 98% of them were accepted into bachelor degree programs. On Saturday, June 3, 2017, the new graduates received their diplomas at a Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremony held at Most Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Waukegan and presided by Fr. Corey Brost, C.S.V. … Read More

Class of 2015 Graduation: “Great things are happening in Waukegan,” Cristo Rey Founder

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep is sending 100 percent of its graduating class to college. On Saturday, June 6, 71 members of the Class of 2015 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 ranging from John Hopkins, Loyola, Marquette, … Read More

Class of 2015: Ariel, Fearless and Focused

Meet Ariel, valedictorian of the Class of 2015 who will be attending Colorado College. Here is what she told her classmates, friends, teachers, staff, parents and those gathered at the graduation ceremony: Hello family, friends, staff, board members, corporate sponsors and fellow graduates. My name is Ariel and as you just heard, I am the the Class of 2015’s valedictorian. I’d … Read More

Class of 2014 Graduation

As 60 students marched down the aisle to receive their high school diplomas, Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep in Waukegan celebrated several “firsts:” The largest class to graduate in the school’s 10-year history; 83 percent of the students who started as freshman are graduating, and for almost all of the students, they are the first members of their family … Read More

April Academic News: Schuler Program Update

Below is a recent update from Beth Pierson, School Director of Cristo Rey St. Martin’s Schuler Program. The Schuler Scholar Program (SSP) prepares students who are bright and motivated, but underserved, to succeed at the most competitive colleges and universities. Schuler Scholars are typically first-generation college-bound, come from under-resourced families and communities, and will need financial assistance in order to … Read More