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Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School combines an affordable, Catholic, college preparatory education
with corporate work study
experience for students from economically challenged families,
in the culturally sensitive tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

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  • Written for The Pilot 

    It’s a simple concept. Take all the students in your high school, work closely with them on their rigorous academic schedule for four days a week and then drop them off “at the office” for the fifth. The result? 100% acceptance into four-year colleges, a 95% retention rate from Freshman-Sophomore year in college and a powerful, college-graduated workforce reentering your city. 

    Warning:  this model, a Cristo Rey model, is not for the meek.

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    Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School Board of Directors Sign Up to Bring Members of the Freshmen Class to Their First Day on the Job    

    September 3, 2014 (Lawrence, MA) – In a room full of nervous 14-year-old students lined up to receive their van assignments and time cards from Ms. White, the Board of Directors at Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School stood proud, knowing that they were taking part in a very momentous occasion for the freshmen class—their first day of work in NDCR’s Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP). As the fleet of CWSP vans idled in the parking lot, ready to whisk students and Board members to Corporate Work Study partner sites such as MITRE, Mercury Systems and Nuance Communications, students reflected back on the two weeks of intensive workplace training they received for this very moment. They were ready. Admittedly nervous, but ready.