Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School is a Catholic learning community that educates young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose and service.

Through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a relevant work-study experience, students graduate ready to succeed in college and in life. 

We opened our doors to our first class of 9th graders on August 10, 2018. Each year thereafter, we will add another freshman class of 108 students.  By 2022, the school will serve grades nine through 12.

The first Cristo Rey school opened in Chicago in 1996, and its impressive outcomes led to other communities seeking to replicate its success.

In fall of 2015, with the approval of Archbishop Paul Coakley, a Cristo Rey committee made up of community volunteers in and around Oklahoma City launched a feasibility study to measure interest and support for a Cristo Rey school here.

The support from our community was overwhelming. Students were thrilled by the idea of going to a great school with opportunities to acquire work-experience and real world skills. Families were excited about the opportunities for financial assistance. Dozens of businesses pledged to support the school and participate in its Corporate Work-Study Program. 

Oklahoma City’s Feasibility Study was approved in June 2016 by the Cristo Rey Network, and immediately kicked off a year-long launch year to ready us for students in the fall of 2018.

Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School is a Catholic learning community that educates young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, knowledge, purpose and service.

Through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a relevant work study experience, students graduate ready to succeed in college and in life.

The Cristo Rey Network is comprised of 35 Catholic, college preparatory high schools that serve more than 10,000 underserved youth across 21 states and the District of Columbia.

The schools combine rigorous academics with real-world work experience, seeking to prepare their students for success in college and life. As part of Cristo Rey’s unique Corporate Work-Study Program, students work one day a week in professional settings, earning a majority of their own tuition.

School Board of Directors

Chairman:  Don Greiner, President of Bridges Health of Oklahoma City

Chairman Elect/Vice Chairman: Carl Martincich, Vice President of Human Resources and Government Affairs for Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores

Stephen Butler, Assistant Dean of Advancement and External Relations at Oklahoma City University School of Law

Talita DeNegri, Principal of Mount Saint Mary Catholic High School

Diane Floyd, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Sam Fulkerson, Managing Shareholder with the law firm Ogletree Deakins

John Kennedy, President of Irish Realty and Main Street Parking

Cathy Keating, Chair of Express Employment Professionals international philanthropy

Judy Love, Co-Founder of Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores

Brian D. Melton, Sr. Vice President for External Relations and General Counsel for the Cristo Rey Network

David Morton, Principal of Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School

Anne Nicholson, Senior Counsel of Transactions, Contracts and IP Law for American Fidelity Corporation

Bill Price, Owner of Price Oil and Gas

Patrick Raglow, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Jason Reese, Partner with the law firm Meyer, Leonard & Edinger

Becky Ross Roten, Community Volunteer

Deby Snodgrass, Former Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce & Tourism

Fr. Rick Stansberry, Pastor of Christ the King Catholic Church

 

To view the list of board members for our Corporate Work Study Program, click here.

Staff

President: Chip Carter

Principal: Cody Yocom

Corporate Work Study Director: Regina Birchum

Admissions Director: Lauren Johnson

Data & Technology Director: Maria Yocom

Development Director: Becca Giles

Finance & Operations Director: Al Morales

Administrative Assistant: Brenda Esparza

Admissions Coordinator: Mia Rojo

Athletic Director: Jeremy Tilton

Corporate Work Study, Client Relations Coordinator: Holly Hankins

Corporate Work Study, Operations Manager & Student Support: Vanessa Baquera

Executive Assistant: Cheri Painter

Faculty

Dean of Instruction: Tina Dicks

Dean of Students: JaRod Richardson

Class of 2022 Counselor: Catalina Melo

Class of 2023 Counselor: Sarai Cerano

Campus Minister: Angela Basse

Social Counselor: Emily Burchardt

Academic Support: Orlene Chaney, Blakely Elliott

English: Amy Treadwell, Gina Smoot

Math: Katie Trivitt, Amy Chapman

Science: Mahlon Erickson, Jessica Thompson

Social Studies: Jennifer Crofford, Agatha Gasperoni

Spanish: Robert Snyder, Pamela Reynolds

Theology: Tomas Sandoval