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How to Apply

How to Apply

Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, a college preparatory, Catholic school for students of all faiths, nurtures and challenges young people to recognize and realize their full potential as they learn to love others, grow in their faiths, and serve the common good.

We're thrilled 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!

Note: If you are applying for 10th grade for the 2021-2022 School Year, please call the Admissions Office (see contact info below) prior to submitting your application, as we have very limited space for transfer students.

    *The steps outlined below reflect our virtual admissions process as of August 1, 2020

    **If you need to submit additional documents, it must be submitted via fax or email. Please do not mail in or drop documents off at the school!

    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, 2021, 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. Upload as many of the required documents (below) that you can. If you need to submit additional documents after you apply, it must be submitted via fax or email. Please do not mail in or drop documents off at the school!

    Step 3 - Submit Documents

    Submit the below documents in your application.

    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 (PSSA, Terra Nova, etc.)

    Financial Documents:

    If you DO file taxes:

    • A copy of 2019 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 for a PHONE interview. The Admissions Office will call you at that time to set up an appointment.

    Contact Admissions

    If you have any questions that can’t be answered via email, please feel free to leave us a message on our office phones, which we will still be able to access at home to return your call: