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 nearly 500 enrolled students and 936 alumni, we are celebrating 12 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


  • Michael Dillard, Board Chair

    Former Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

  • Chris Simon, Board Vice Chair

    Vice President – Business Development, Rockcliff Energy, LLC

  • Paul Beck, President of Cristo Rey Jesuit

    Former Executive Director, Macquarie

  • Dr. Jose Aranda, Jr.

    Director of Graduate Studies – English Department, Rice University

  • Filipe Barbosa

    Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

  • Alan Bergeron

    CEO, Bergeron Management Services

  • Rev. John Brown, SJ

    Superior, Jesuit Community of New Orleans Jesuit

  • Luis Castro

    Managing Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP

  • Mick Cantu

    Executive Vice President, Houston Methodist

  • Gelines Chapa

    Founder, Owner, Gelines Jewelry

  • Pam Fullenweider


  • John Graf

    Vice Chairman, Global Atlantic Financial Group

  • Jes Hagale

    Community Volunteer

  • Steve Holbrooke

    Associate Managing Director, MFS Investment Management

  • Joni Hruska Fichter

    President, Owner, Career Placement, Inc.

  • Rev. Jeff Johnson, SJ

    President, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory

  • Tonia Labbe

    Executive Director, The Nehemiah Center

  • Paul Layne

    Former President, Central Region – The Howard Hughes Corporation

  • Marty Makulski

    Principal, Advisory, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP

  • Stan Marek

    CEO, Marek Brothers

  • Trip Norkus III

    Assistant Principal for Academics, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory

  • Larry Payne

    President, The Educational Excellence Resource Group, LLC

  • Mary Tere Perusquia

    Community Volunteer

  • Kirk Pfeffer

    President, Lone Star Alliance

  • Joe Quoyeser

    Interium Chief Executive Officer, University Lands 

  • Nicholas Ro

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

  • Mark Reed

    President, E.E. Reed Construction, L.P.

  • Paul Steier

    Managing Director at Simmons Energy, A Division of Piper Jaffray

  • Selena Stuchly

    Sr. Benefits Advisor – Occidental Petroleum Corporation

  • Beth Tilney

    Community Volunteer

  • Ileana Treviño

    CEO, Treviño Consulting Group


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

Fax:  281-501-3485