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Cristo Rey High School

o   Cristo Rey High School:  After School Program M-W 2:45-5:45 and Friday 2:45-5:45

You will be tutoring with the students in the Sophomore Service Learning Community.  Most of the tutors will be freshman. 


The Mission of Cristo Rey

Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School is a Catholic, college preparatory school for students of all faiths who cannot otherwise afford a private education.  Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School nurtures and challenges young women and men to recognize and realize their full potential as they grow to love God, respect others and serve their community.

 The Pathways Program provides an integrated network of coordinated encouragement, assistance and support for limited-income students to help them grow, learn, and ultimately graduate high school and go on to college, realizing their full potential.

In addition to academic and tuition support, the Pathways Program provides structured opportunities for Cristo Rey students to interact with -- and learn from -- local college students in a positive educational environment.

There will be a new Freshman Service Learning community in fall ’13.  The freshman will all be assigned to Cristo Rey.  If you are a sophomore you will work alongside new Villanovans


As a mentor at Cristo Rey

1.  Homework Help for students who have fallen behind or are failing coursework.

The goal is for the students to achieve academic success in a college preparatory program.  Most of the students who tutored at Cristo Rey found the experience fulfilling. 


What students have said about Cristo Rey.

Cristo Rey is a Catholic high school designed for students who cannot normally afford to attend a private school. Because students have to both maintain certain grades and participate in a work study to maintain their education, they are motivated to be there. The tutoring session takes place once a week. Throughout the year, there is a huge difference in the work ethic and grades that students receive, as Villanova students tutor most days each week. Cristo Rey has proven to be a rewarding experience and a great way to volunteer, as you can see the progression that students make throughout the year. Cristo Rey allows you to volunteer one afternoon a week in Philadelphia and for many it is a first time experience for volunteering with high school aged kids. Anna Ratto ‘17

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Office of Service Learning
St. Augustine Center for the Liberal Arts
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Noreen Cameron, Director
SAC Room 386

Mary Aiello, Administrative Assistant
SAC Room 385

We have a constantly evolving list of with faculty and community partners that change each semester.

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