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We're glad you are planning to apply to Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School!  Before you apply, please be sure to check our eligibility requirements below. We accept students on a rolling basis until our class is full. Admissions is competitive. Therefore, the sooner you apply, the better!

With questions or concerns, please call the Admissions Office at 215-219-3943, ext. 1100, or email admissions@crphs.org.

Step 1 - Confirm Eligibility 

  • Student must be rising 9th or 10th grader. We do not accept 11th and 12th grade transfers.
  • All incoming 9th grade students entering the 2020-2021 school year must be 14 years old by September 1, 2020, as a requirement of the Work-Study Program. Please call the Admissions Office with any questions regarding student age requirements.
  • The student's family must be financially eligible. The family of the student must be considered as having limited financial resources. Families that earn $60,000 or more annually should contact the Admissions Office prior to applying to determine eligibility. 

Step 2 - Online Application

You will need your most recent tax information, as well as information on other forms of income, from all contributing adults in your household, so please have that information on hand before you begin the online application. 

Step 3 - Submit Documents

Gather the below required documents:

Academic Documents

  • Last year's report card
  • Most recent report card (or progress report if report card is not yet available)
  • Most recent standardized test scores

Financial Documents

If you DO file taxes:

  • A copy of most recent income tax return (form 1040)
  • Most recent W-2s for all jobs held by contributing adults in the household
  • Proof of other forms of income including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), SNAP, TANF, unemployment, child support or alimony, worker's compensation, other government assistance, etc. 

If you DO NOT file taxes:

  • Statement of income signed by employer in an official statement or notarized document
  • Proof of other forms of income including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), SNAP, TANF, unemployment, child support or alimony, worker's compensation, other government assistance, etc. 
  • Financial assistance from family or friends in an official statement or notarized document

Step 4 - Family Interview

After you have submitted your application and turned in your materials, the Admissions Office will determine whether or not your student will be invited in for an admissions interview. The Admissions Office will call you at that time to set up an appointment.