Message from President

Bob Nascenzi

Founding President

Dear Friends of Cristo Rey San Diego,


When I first learned about Cristo Rey San Diego High School, I was intrigued by the unique business model and noble mission. The more I learned, the more I was inspired by the success of students at other schools in the Cristo Rey Network. Students in San Diego deserve the same opportunity. I now work alongside our dedicated board members, community supporters, job partners, and Cristo Rey staff to ensure Cristo Rey San Diego is ready to welcome our founding freshman class this August. 


I believe all students can succeed when given the right opportunity. At Cristo Rey San Diego High School, we will provide a rigorous, college-preparatory education to students from economically disadvantaged families. Through our innovative Corporate Work Study Program, every Cristo Rey student will work five days per month at one of San Diego’s top companies. Through this program, they will gain real-world skills, while earning roughly half the cost of their education. Students will be empowered to build fulfilling lives that advance the common good. 


Cristo Rey San Diego’s success depends on the generosity and support of the San Diego community. I invite you to visit our campus, and to learn how you can help us enable our students to fulfill their aspirations and to become men and women for others.  


Yours in service,