Message from the Principal

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in Cristo Rey San Diego High School. 

Located in the Southcrest neighborhood of San Diego, CRSD provides a unique high school experience that combines a rigorous college preparatory curriculum with our Corporate Work Study Program.  With an extended school day and year, along with real-world work, our students graduate college-ready and career-prepared.

Cristo Rey San Diego is sponsored by the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (commonly known as the Eudists) and in the finest Catholic tradition, serves students of all faith backgrounds. We believe in a well-rounded education and offer a variety of sports, clubs and after-school activities.  Our innovative college and career readiness program ensures that students are equipped with the skills and character traits to be men and women of faith, service, and prepared for life. 

As part of the national Cristo Rey Network of schools, we are dedicated to providing a high-quality, faith-based education for students and families of limited financial means. All students deserve a high-quality, college-preparatory education..  Cristo Rey students defy statistics and graduate college at three times the rate of their peers nationwide.  I invite you to come and see the difference of a Cristo Rey San Diego High School education.

God’s Blessings,
Michael Derrick
Founding Principal