|Christ the King Preparatory School|
|239 Woodside Avenue
Newark, NJ, (Essex County) 07104
|Motto||"The School That Works"|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|President||Father Bob Sandoz|
|Enrollment||263 (as of 2013-14)|
|Student to teacher ratio||13.2:1|
|Athletics conference||Super Essex Conference|
|Sports||Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Track, Cross Country, Bowling, Golf, Cheerleading, Softball, Swimming, Wrestling|
|Affiliation||Cristo Rey Network|
|Admissions Director||Veronica Ortega|
|Athletic Director||Mr. Kearns|
Christ The King Preparatory School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Newark, New Jersey. The school opened in the 2007 school year with an initial freshman class of 100 students, and operates within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.
As of the 2013-14 school year, the school had an enrollment of 263 students and 20.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 13.2:1. The school's student body was 62.0% Black, 31.2% Hispanic, 1.9% Asian, 1.5% American Indian / Alaska Native, 0.4% White, 0.4% Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander and 2.7% two or more races.
The school operates on the site of the now-defunct Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, which closed in June 2006.
Christ The King Preparatory School opened in August 2007 and graduated its first class in 2011. It is part of the Cristo Rey Network of high schools nationwide, the original being Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago. The president of Christ the King Prep is Fr. Bob Sandoz. Its founding principal is Kevin P. Cuddihy, the former principal of St. Peter's Preparatory School in Jersey City and former dean of students at Xavier High School in Manhattan.
For the 2016-17 school year, the cost per student was $12,835, which is defrayed through a $7,100 corporate internship and $2,700 in financial assistance provided to all students; the net tuition was $2,700 per student.
In January 2008, Loyola Press released a book titled More than A Dream: How One School's Vision is Changing the World (More than a Dream official site). The book, authored by G.R. Kearney, a writer and former volunteer teacher at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago, documents the development of the Cristo Rey model and its success throughout the United States.
The Christ the King Knights compete in the Super Essex Conference, following a reorganization of sports leagues in Northern New Jersey by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).
Sports offered include:
Boys: Basketball, Baseball (pending)
Girls: Volleyball, Softball, Cheerleading,and Basketball
Co-Ed: Bowling, Soccer, Track & Field, Cross Country, Golf, and Swimming (pending)