To challenge and inspire young women and men through the integration of academics, work experience, and extracurricular activities to lead lives of integrity, faith, and servant leadership for the greater glory of God.
Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School is a Catholic Jesuit secondary school (grades 9-12) using the Cristo Rey model to serve young men and women from the Austin neighborhood and surrounding communities of Chicago’s West Side. Christ the King opened in August 2008 with 120 freshmen. Small, safe and faith-based, Christ the King expands on a tradition of successful education with a new urban idea.
A tradition of successful education: Christ the King is rooted in the centuries-old Jesuit tradition of academic excellence and leadership development. Jesuit schools worldwide invite students to grow in their commitment to faith, service and social justice so they can become “men and women for others.” Other Jesuit high schools in the Chicago area include: St. Ignatius College Preparatory School, Loyola Academy and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. Loyola, Gonzaga and Georgetown Universities are examples of Jesuit schools of higher education. The Jesuits have 50 high schools in the U.S. and 28 colleges and universities.