About Cristo Rey Jesuit



On August 10, 2009, Founding President Fr. TJ Martinez, SJ, along with his Board of Trustees and Directors opened Cristo Rey Jesuit with an inaugural class of 82 students, each of whom worked at leading businesses and corporations across Houston. It was the first Jesuit Cristo Rey school in the southern part of the United States. Today, under the visionary leadership of President Paul Beck, the school is the second-largest in the Cristo Rey Network. Now, with 530 enrolled students and 693 alumni, we are celebrating 110 years of miracles and milestones, and looking to the future.

Sponsored by the Jesuits of the Central and Southern Province, Cristo Rey Jesuit offers a rigorous college prep education available to students from low-income families in the Houston area

Jesuits of the Central and Southern Province

Equation for Success

A unique Corporate Work-Study Program places students in Houston businesses and nonprofits where they earn up to 50 percent of the cost of their education

To inspire and prepare students of limited economic resources to succeed in college and lead their communities as compassionate, committed, and competent men and women for others for the greater glory of God.



Compelled by our Jesuit Mission and identity, we are a vibrant community that transforms the world by loving, learning and excelling in all we do.

Cristo Rey Jesuit Logo


Our Logo was inspired by Constantine’s vision of a cross in the sky on the night before battle.
THE SUN: Light of Christ, Light to the world, God in all things
THE CROSS: Followers of Christ, Evangelization


In the Fall of 2009, the first Cristo Rey Jesuit Student Council wrote a proclamation stating that the school mascot would be a Lion. The Lion was shortly thereafter named “Ledo” in remembrance of famous Jesuit Wlodimir Ledochowski. Marketing firm BrandExtract with the help of a focus group of students created a mascot that portrayed the characteristics of courage, love, heart and honor.

Ledo the Lion
Cristo Rey Jesuit Crest


SUN: Light of Christ, Sign of salvation, Light to the world
CROSS: Followers of Christ, Sacrifice and salvation
CROSIER: Wisdom, Learning, Mentoring, Spiritual Guidance
OLIVE BRANCH: Men and women for others, Academic and moral excellence
SWORD: Leadership, Vision, Perserverence, Order, Planning
MAGIS: “The More,” For the greater glory of God
IHS: Symbol of the Society of Jesus, First three letters of Jesus in Greek


In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we will be using a new commemorative logo.


Cristo Rey Network

Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory belongs to the national Cristo Rey Network of schools. The Network is comprised of 35 high schools that provide a quality, Catholic, college preparatory education to 12,000 urban young people who live in communities with limited educational options. All students at Cristo Rey Network schools participate in a work-study program in which they finance the majority of the cost of their education, gain real world job experience, grow in self-confidence, and realize the relevance of their education. Learn more at


  • Mr. Paul Steier, Board Chair

    Managing Director at Simmons Energy, A Division of Piper Jaffray

  • Mr. Michael Dillard, Board Vice Chair

    Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

  • Mr. Paul Beck

    President, Cristo Rey Jesuit
    Former Executive Director Macquarie

  • Mr. Alan Bergeron

    CEO, Bergeron Management Service

  • Fr. John Brown, SJ

    Superior, Jesuit Community of the Immaculate Conception

  • Mr. Luis Castro

    Managing Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP

  • Dr. Nicole Gonzales M.D.

    Associate Professor of Neurology, McGovern Medical School at UT Health

  • Mr. John Graf

    Vice Chairman, Global Atlantic Financial Group

  • Jes Hagale

    Community Volunteer

  • Mr. Steve Holbrooke

    Associate Managing Director, MFS Investment Management

  • Rev. Jeff Johnson, SJ

    President, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory

  • Mr. Paul H. Layne

    Chief Executive Officer – The Howard Hughes Corporation

  • Dr. Robert LeBlanc

    Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas

  • Mr. Marty Makulski

    Principal, Advisory, PwC

  • Mr. Stan Marek

    CEO, Marek Brothers

  • Mrs. Mary Tere Perusquia

    Community Volunteer

  • Kirk Pfeffer

    President, Lone Star Alliance

  • Mr. Julio Quintana

    Former President and CEO of TESCO Corporation

  • Rev. Anthony Rauschuber, SJ

    Rector, Jesuits of Houston and Chaplain, Strake Jesuit

  • Mr. Nicholas Ro

    Vice President – Strategic and Legal Affairs, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic

  • Chris Simon

    Vice President – Business Development, Rockcliff Energy LLC

  • Ms. Selena Stuchly

    Sr. Benefits Advisor – Occidental Petroleum Corporation

  • Mrs. Beth Tilney

    Community Volunteer

  • Mrs. Ileana V. Treviño

    CEO, Treviño Consulting Group


Cristo Rey Jesuit
6700 Mount Carmel St.
Houston, TX  77087

Fax:  281-501-3485