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Mission, Beliefs & Values


Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School is a Catholic learning community that educates young people of limited economic means, of any faith or creed, to become men and women for and with others. Through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a relevant work study experience, students graduate prepared for college and life.


Root Beliefs

Our school community believes that:

  •        The human person is created to praise, reverence, and serve God
  •        Cura personalis, or care of the individual person, is essential
  •        Quality education should be accessible to all, regardless of economic means
  •        All our students are capable of success
  •        Our faith promotes justice
  •        Excellence is intentional


Core Values

Our school community is committed to:

  •        Helping make Catholic education accessible to all
  •        Forming students of competence, conscience, courage, and compassion
  •        Human excellence and life-long learning
  •        Creating a safe and healthy school environment for all
  •        The care of all creation
  •        Being global citizens in dialogue with other religions and worldviews
  •        Being an active part of a global network at the service of the Society of Jesus
  •        Justice and Interculturality



Profile of a Graduate at Graduation (Grad @ Grad)

All graduates of Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School will be: 

  •     Open to Growth

    More open to different points of view and new experiences while growing in self-knowledge and self-control.

  •     Intellectually Competent

    Thinking critically and growing in curiosity to explore ideas and issues.

  •     Religious

    Communicating personally with God through prayer, both private and liturgical.

  •     Loving

    Trusting the love of God, family, and friends and putting love into action.

  •     Committed to Justice

    Being aware of the need for social change and learning ways to advocate for the less fortunate.

  •     Work Experienced

    Understanding what it means to be a professional; dependable, adaptable, ethical, and a team player.


2018 Strategic Plan

Below you will find our 2018 Strategic Plan. It is a living document designed to align our resources and decisions toward a shared vision. We are grateful to the over 500 stakeholders who contributed to this planning process, including faculty, staff, the Board of Trustees, Corporate Work Study Partners, volunteers, and, of critical importance, students and their families. We rely on God to bless these goals and direct our efforts to achieve