In 1936, Pope Pius XI decreed that an order of priests establish a community in a predominantly African American area of Birmingham, Alabama. In 1943, the Passionist Congregation of the Holy Cross Province established Holy Family High School, which has served as a beacon of hope to families from Ensley and the west side of Birmingham for nearly 70 years.
In early 2006, we were selected as the first school in the South to join the Cristo Rey Network. On August 9, 2007 we officially opened as Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School.
Holy Family Cristo Rey is a Catholic high school that educates young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose and service. By offering a rigorous curriculum, a unique work-study experience, and the support of an inclusive school community, we prepare our students to succeed in college and beyond with the values essential to a fulfilling life.
There are currently 25 member schols from cities across the United States in the Cristo Rey Network with more to come. Visit www.cristoreynetwork.org for more information.
Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School recruits and admits students of any race, color, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities. The school will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational programs and extracurricular activities. Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or ethnic origin in the hiring of its certified or non-certified personnel.