Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, delivers
a career-focused, college-preparatory education in the Catholic tradition
for students with limited economic resources, uniquely integrating
rigorous academic curricula with four years of professional work experience
and support to and through college.
Seven graduates of '23 were honored with Cristo Rey's most distinguished awards.
Mason Moses ('23) is the first Cristo Rey Jesuit - Twin Cities student to receive the highly competitive Gates Scholarship.
Adalí triple majored in communication studies, English professional writing, and Spanish.
For graduate Monse, walking the commencement stage was just keeping things in the family.
For volunteer Don Arbor, learning to tutor meant going back to school.
Zach Czaia, 40, is a poet and an English teacher at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis. He has published two collections of poetry, including “Knucklehead,” and recently launched a poetry podcast called “Open Your Hands.” He and his wife, Cristina, belong to St. Matthew in St. Paul’s west side.
Two student commencement speakers chosen by their peers encourage their graduating class to hold strong during times of pressure.
A CRJ education is rigorous, future-focused, and loving. Teachers work tirelessly to create challenging lessons to ensure students are college-ready while also emphasizing the importance of students growing in confidence and love to serve others.
As Puma fall sports teams begin practices for their upcoming matches, Kevin Hawkins is prepping his photography gear for another year of clicks and snapshots.