Kendall and Odiotti Invited to Speak about Successes

On October 30th, AdvancEd, the organization that accredits primary and secondary schools throughout the United States (including Cristo Rey St. Martin) held its two-day Midwest Regional Conference in Chicago. During the Conference Liz Livingston Howard, Clinical Professor of Management at the Northwestern Kellogg Center for Nonprofit Management hosted a seminar and discussion regarding her recently authored case study. The seventeen … Read More

Striving to be Accountable: Alum returns to CRSM to help students and their families

Seven years ago, Edwin Medina took his dream to become an accountant and headed to college, determined to one day return to Cristo Rey and help students and families struggling with financial challenges. At 23, the Class of 2011 graduate is back! Armed with a degree in accounting and business administration from Robert Morris University, Medina has traded the classroom … 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

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

Teachers Speak About Literacy Program at Network Principal Conference

Literacy and retention are crucial themes in the Cristo Rey Network. But a shout-out to CRSM teachers Sarah Morley and Stefanie Goy who traveled to L.A. in early January to present the innovative student support program they have created to network principals gathered at their mid-year meeting. The duo gave an overview of their Room 120 program that merges Academic … Read More