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Eligibility for Admission

Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School offers a unique, top-quality, college preparatory education to students from families with limited financial resources. Students of all faiths and denominations are invited to apply.



  • Cristo Rey Atlanta was founded for students who desire a college prep Catholic education, but who could not otherwise afford one. Financial need is the first criterion for admission and is decided on a case-by-case basis using Cristo Rey Network Guidelines.  A copy of the most recent tax return, W-2 and any state aid documents must be submitted with your application so your student can be pre-qualified.  If you do not file taxes, you must submit an employment letter and any state aid documents to show all income earned in the last calendar year.

Corporate Work Study Employability

  • The student must be at least 14 years old on or before September 7th, 2020. A copy of the student’s proof of age must be submitted with your application to verify age before continuing the admission process.
  • All accepted students will need to provide appropriate legal documentation to complete an I-9 and an original birth certificate and Social Security card for the work permit.


  • Students must have solid grades showing a strong work ethic, and excellent attendance at their current school.
  • Students are required to take an Entrance Exam. Once an application is submitted and qualified financially, the admissions office will schedule the student for the exam. 
  • Once all documents have been received, and if the Admissions Committee needs additional information, student and parent/guardian will be contacted to schedule an interview.
  • Our Admissions process is open to incoming freshman only.  We do not accept transfer students. Exceptions to this rule are considered for students in good academic and disciplinary standing who are transferring from another Cristo Rey High School.  Applications from local current 9th-grade students will be considered if the student is willing to repeat the 9th grade at Cristo Rey.
  • Cristo Rey Atlanta has limited ability to offer services for students with 504s, IEPs and other special needs.  However, all applicant files are reviewed on a case by case by the Admissions Committee to determine if we have the capacity to serve the student. 


  • Immunizations/Flu Shots/Drug Test - All students must be current on their immunizations to attend Cristo Rey, we do not accept any religious or other exceptions.  In addition we require parents/guardians to sign and agree that their child might be drug tested either at school or at work or both and that if the company they work for requires flu shots, TB tests or the like, the parent and student will comply.  We recognize that some parents for religious beliefs or health concerns might be reluctant to sign such a statement.  While we respect you religious beliefs and parent rights to make decisions for your child, if you are unwilling to immunize your child, have them drug tested or receive a flu shot, you should NOT apply to Cristo Rey.
  • Student agrees to attend the mandatory Freshmen Academy and Business Training Institute (BTI) from
    July 27, 2020 to August 7, 2020.  No exceptions, so please plan your vacations accordingly in case your child is accepted.

Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School admits students of any gender, race, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities made available at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, or ethnic origin in the administration of our educational policies related to tuition assistance, athletics and other school-administered programs.