Holy Family Cristo Rey

Admissions Process

Interested in applying to Holy Family Cristo Rey? We've streamlined our admissions process to four steps, making it easier than ever to apply to attend our school. Our Admissions staff are ready to help you every step of the way!

01.     Complete Online Application

The process starts when you complete the online application. This can be done on any internet-connected device, including a smart phone. Click here to start your application, or use the gold button above or below!

02.     Submit Documents

A number of documents must be uploaded while completing the online application, or emailed to our staff. Click the dropdown list below to see the full list.

03.     Interview at HFCR

Once all of your documents and recommendations have been received and reviewed, you will be invited to an interview with HFCR Admissions staff, teachers, and/or administrators at our campus.

04.     Receive Decision

After the interview, the review committee will meet to go over your application/documents and make a decision. You will be notified of the decision by Admissions staff and provided a list of next steps for enrollment.

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Meet the Admissions Team

Mrs. Rachel Davis Smith, '11

Director of Admissions & Community Engagement

Mr. Daniel McCormick

Director of Ministry & Outreach

Ms. Tori Tipton

Student Recruitment Coordinator

Ms. Erika Montoya

Student Recruitment Coordinator

Welcome Future Alumni!

We are thrilled to learn of your interest in the most unique educational experience in Birmingham.  Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School offers a college-preparatory curriculum combined with an innovative corporate work-study program. Our distinctive model offers our scholars the chance to explore the opportunities of a lifetime through the power of a quality education and real-world professional experience.

Our desire is to partner with families who understand the power of education and experience, as well as the strength found in persevering against all odds, all of which create uncompromising character.  Our scholars graduate from Holy Family Cristo Rey equipped with a healthy self-awareness knowing they can achieve anything!

If your family would like to partner with ours, please explore this page for details on the admissions process. We invite you to contact our Admissions Office to schedule a visit to our school, receive more information, or begin the application process. Give us a call at 205.263.0133 or email us at admissions@hfcristorey.org

Information for Prospective Families

The Cristo Rey model allows us to offer a rigorous private school education to students who could otherwise not afford one. Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School only serves scholars whose family income qualifies them for scholarships to the school.​

All families are required to complete the Financial Aid Information form. ​The data collected in this form helps the Student Recruitment Office set the tuition paid per student.

Tuition is based on a sliding scale, with 10 monthly payments in amounts available from $30/month to $250/month. The family annual contribution to the scholar's tuition will vary from $300 to $2,500, depending upon the information given on the Financial Aid Information Form.

Tuition & Fees Breakdown
  • Tuition Contribution (sliding scale based on income and family size): between $300 and $2,500 per year
  • P.E. Uniform (mandatory for new students who have not already satisfied the state P.E. requirement): $30
  • Student Activity Fee: $250
Quick Facts
  • The total cost of tuition for one student is $11,675/year.
  • Expected family contributions are based on a sliding scale, which takes into account income and family size.
  • The remainder of tuition costs is fulfilled through participation in the Corporate Work Study Program, scholarships through the Alabama Accountability Act, and philanthropic donations to the operating of the school.
  • No family is ever turned away from Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School due to an inability to pay tuition costs.
Alabama Accountability Act and Scholarship Granting Organizations

The Alabama Accountability Act authorizes donation-funded scholarships for low income students to attend qualified independent schools such as Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School. These scholarships are granted by specially created Scholarship Granting Organizations (or SGOs) for the sole purpose of taking private donations and awarding them to low income students in schools that have qualified to receive funds directly from the SGOs.

Holy Family Cristo Rey partners with Scholarships for Kids (a Birmingham-based SGO) and C2 Opportunity Scholarships (an SGO specifically supporting Catholic Education). Our Student Recruitment team works with all incoming families to help identify eligible students and start the application process.

Scholarships for Kids does not accept applications directly from parents/guardians. After completing an application, please bring the application to the participating school to complete tuition and certification information. Each participating school has a username and password to access our application portal and will complete the submission for you.

Scholarships for Kids will notify the school directly of your application status.

SFK Website

All families must meet the Scholarship Income Guidelines to be eligible to receive a C2 scholarship. Consult the Scholarship Income Guidelines chart for eligibility information. Awards are distributed on a first come, first served basis and in compliance with the Alabama Accountability Act (AAA).

C2 was created to empower low-income parents to choose what is best for their child. Application Helpline:  205-506-3252

C2 Website

​All applicants are encouraged and invited to attend Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School for a day.  Applicants will be paired with a current student, and follow him/her through approximately half of the academic day. This program provides student applicants the opportunity to experience school life at Holy Family Cristo Rey firsthand.  

Shadowing students will attend several classes, and will enjoy lunch with current Holy Family Cristo Rey students. Please contact your middle school guidance counselor or the Holy Family Cristo Rey Student Recruitment Office for more information by calling 205.263.0133 or emailing admissions@hfcristorey.org.

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Currently, we have no upcoming recruitment events scheduled.
Please monitor our social media accounts or check back on this page for announcements of future recruitment events.