Message from President

Bob Nascenzi

Founding President

Dear Friends of Cristo Rey San Diego,

Welcome to The School that Works!

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 now have the same opportunity.


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

The best way to understand how Cristo Rey is helping to end the cycle of poverty and remove systemic barriers is to visit our campus. I invite you to be my guest for a tour of our school, and to learn how you can help us enable our students to fulfill their aspirations and to become men and women for others.

Cristo Rey San Diego’s success depends on the generosity and support of the San Diego community. When you meet our students and staff, you will understand why Cristo Rey is The School that Works.

Yours in service,