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

President’s Pen: Last Day/First Day: Saying Hello and Goodbye to our Old and New Buildings

On Thursday, February 8, 2018, students, staff and faculty gathered for the last time in the “cafechapaymatorium” before moving to the new school building Tuesday, the following week. Here, President Preston Kendall shares his thoughts on the transformation from closing one chapter in the school’s story in “Last Day.” Below, in “First Day,” he also chronicles the beginning of the … Read More

Blazing a trail in Waukegan: New school to open Feb. 13, 2018 raising the bar and lifting hope for area youth

A flurry of construction is underway to put the final touches on the transformation of a once vacant K-Mart big-box into a gateway of hope for the City of Waukegan. On Feb. 13, 2018, 400 Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep students, faculty and staff will begin classes at their new progressive high school at 3106 Belvidere Road thanks to the … Read More

CRSM Celebrates Expansion to New School: Plans Unveiled for $17 million Former K-Mart Renovation

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep unveiled plans today to renovate and move to the former, now vacant, Kmart building in Waukegan in early 2018. Phase One of the renovation plan calls for an initial $17 million renovation to include transforming the facility for use as a modern educational campus. “This is a milestone occasion for us as we formally … Read More