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Christ the King Preparatory School is a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory high school that provides low-income, disadvantaged urban youth with a high quality education and opportunities to go to college, succeed in the workplace and become socially conscious, productive citizens who give back to their community.

As a member of the national Cristo Rey Network of schools, Christ The King (“CTK”) is “transforming urban America, one student at a time.”  – So say Melinda & Bill Gates, whose foundation has contributed over $15.9  million to help create bright futures for thousands of students.  As striking proof of its success, nationwide, 96% of Cristo Rey graduates go on to attend college or university. 

Christ The King employs a unique model of education; it combines a challenging college preparatory curriculum, with values-based, character education, and an innovative corporate internship program.   Through their corporate internship program, students work one full day a week at corporate offices of major companies such as AT&T, Sanofi Aventis, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, Novartis, McCarter and English, Connell Foley and Verizon Wireless.  The corporate internship program enables students to finance the majority of the cost of their education through their own efforts, promoting self-reliance, while also providing invaluable experience and exposure to a variety of new perspectives from which to re-imagine their futures and pursue their dreams.  

Georgetown University has been so impressed with CTK’s model that it has committed 60 full scholarship positions to Cristo Rey Network graduates.

Christ the King is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Newark and is endorsed by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth and the Marist Brothers.  The school welcomes students from all faiths and cultural heritages. Founded in 2007, Christ the King is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization located in Newark, NJ. Its federal tax I.D. number is  06-1803490.

To learn more or to get involved, please visit the Christ the King Prep web site at:

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