Cristo Rey Brooklyn offers students the opportunity to achieve academic excellence. Our rigorous college preparatory curriculum is designed with the expectation that all students will enroll in college. Students also enjoy a variety of programs during and after school that enhance their student experience while offering them an opportunity to be a part of a vibrant school community.

Our Curriculum

The Cristo Rey Brooklyn curriculum and instructional program was developed with and by academic partners in the Cristo Rey Network. Teachers integrate specific content benchmarks as well as benchmarks in literacy, thinking practices, and lifelong learning behaviors into their annual plans and practices.

Students at Cristo Rey Brooklyn are required to complete graduation requirements of:

  • 5 units of English [including English Reinforcement (1 credit)]

  • 4 units of Math 

  • 4 units of Science

  • 4 units of Religious Studies*

  • 3 units of Social Studies

  • 3 units of Foreign Language

  • 1.5 units of Physical Education

Additionally, all students must complete the following:

  • 1 unit of College Level Electives

  • .5 unit Fine Arts

  • .5 unit Health

  • .5 unit Professional Writing

*Transfer students from non-religious schools may be eligible for a replacement course to be taken over the summer.


Honors classes often offer the same curriculum as our other college prep classes but are tailored for high-achieving students — covering additional topics or some topics in greater depth.

Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement classes cover the breadth of information, skills and assignments found in corresponding college courses. Aligned with the standards and expectations of leading liberal arts and research institutions it provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to study and learn at the college level.

Dual-Credit Courses

These courses allow students to enroll in courses at local college partners and receive credit at both CRB and that college upon successful completion.

Current Partners:

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