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 Student Recruitment 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit Application Forms
All prospective scholars must complete the application for admission, which is available online or in paper form. We strongly encourage families to apply online at the link below! Paper copies should be returned to the Student Recruitment Office.
Provide Financial Information
All families must submit financial information in order to determine monthly tuition rates and scholarship options. Financial information is collected securely online via FACTS. The link and instructions can be found at the links below.
Request Records & Recommendations
Parents must complete a records request form to allow us to receive copies of the prospective scholar's academic records. Scholars must also request recommendations from their current English, Math, Social Studies, and Science teachers, as well as a current school counselor or principal.
Interview with HFCR (By Invitation Only)
Applicants and their parents/guardians must meet with the Student Recruitment Committee for an interview before admission will be offered. The interview will only be scheduled once all admission application forms have been submitted.
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 $225/month. The family annual contribution to the scholar's tuition will vary from $300 to $2,250, 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 $2,250 per year
- Registration: $25 for new scholars, $0 for returning scholars
- Books: $75 per year (Scholars will be required to pay the full cost of a new book for any book which is not returned at the end of the school year)
- P.E. Uniform (mandatory for freshmen): $24
- Junior Year Fees (Prom): $100
- Senior Year Fees (Senior Retreat & Graduation): $200
- Athletics (cost based on sport(s) played): $150-250
- The total cost of tuition for one student is $9.760/year.
- Expected family contributions are based on a sliding scale, which takes into account income and family size. The average family contribution is $900/year.
- 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.
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
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.
In 2019-2020, we were pleased to offer a number of group shadow days, for students at local middle schools to attend together; we hope to offer these again in 2020-2021.
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 email@example.com.
Please monitor our social media accounts or check back on this page for announcements of future recruitment events.