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Cristo Rey Catholic High School relocates to Del City

By Alyssa Dalley-Schofield

Staff Writer

A private Catholic high school is moving to Del City.

Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School is being relocated to the old Oakridge building, 4200 Leonhardt Dr., near SE 44th St. and Bryant Ave. The school had previously been in the West Education Building of OSU-OKC’s campus in Oklahoma City.

The Oakridge building, a former school, has undergone renovations prior to the move. The Royals are scheduled to move in the last two weeks of June and be fully operational by July 5. 

The new campus will provide sports facilities to Cristo Rey’s students for the first time. The school will be gaining their very first gymnasium and will be able to hold sports practices, such as basketball and volleyball, on site.

Through the move, Cristo Rey is expected to retain all teachers and faculty members, however, the school is expected to lose 10 to 20 students. 

“We are currently teaching 240 students but will possibly be losing 10-20 students due to the relocation. We would like to offset that,” said Chip Carter, president and CEO at Cristo Rey OKC Catholic High School.

Cristo Rey is bringing new opportunities to the students in the Mid-Del area.

“Our mission here is to provide rigorous college preparatory classes to families of limited needs,” said Carter. 

Cristo Rey was founded by the Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma in 2018 to provide college preparatory education. Not many can afford the costs of private schooling, but Cristo Rey provides a work-study program where students can work with partnering companies such as Rose State, Mid-First Bank, Lopez Foods and many more.

It will be the third private high school in Del City, joining Destiny Christian and Christian Heritage Academy.

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