Cristo Rey Brooklyn (CRB) 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.


A member of the national Cristo Rey Network, Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School opened to freshmen students in September 2008 as Lourdes Academy High School, in the former Our Lady of Lourdes elementary school building in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. In 2011, the school was renamed Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School.

In 2013, after five years in our initial home, we moved to the former Catherine McAuley High School, in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn. This facility provides us with the capacity to grow our enrollment and numerous resources lacking in our previous location enabling us to better serve our students.  

In May 2018, after a two-year accreditation period, CRBHS achieved full accreditation by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS). NYSAIS is a voluntary association of nearly 200 independent schools that share a common goal of promoting the independence, well-being and public understanding of, and respect for, New York independent schools and serves as an accrediting body chartered by the New York State Board of Regents. This ground-breaking milestone is one of CRB’s highest achievements to date and surely displays our growth in moving towards fulfilling our Mission and realizing our Vision to serve more young people from Brooklyn and surrounding communities in NYC.

With the support of our religious endorser, the Mid-Atlantic Community of the Sisters of Mercy, and partner, Boys Hope Girls Hope New York, we are committed to providing our students with a high-quality, college preparatory education.