Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School is the newest high school in the Archdiocese of Washington. It is a unique partnership between the Archdiocese of Washington, the Salesians of Don Bosco and the Cristo Rey Network of Schools. Students come to Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School because they dream of going to college and deserve a great educational opportunity, despite having limited financial resources. Everyone participates in the Corporate Work Study Program where they gain professional work experience and earn money to pay for a portion of their education. In the tradition of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School emphasizes the importance of Faith, Family, Future, and Fun in education. Our teachers and staff know that every student needs a loving, supportive environment in order to succeed. In this environment, students at Don Bosco Cristo Rey will receive new opportunities that help them discover their academic potential and other natural talents.

Our School

  • DBCR opened its doors in August 2007 and reached a historic milestone with the graduation of the Class of 2011. The school will continue to grow each year until it reaches 500 at full enrollment.
  • Small class sizes and structured interaction with faculty and staff ensure all students receive significant personal attention geared to their needs.
  • Most students qualify for free or reduced price lunch programs; students come from Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties in Maryland and the District of Columbia; all told, over 50 zip codes are represented.

Open to All

At Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School, we respect all faith traditions as we teach, model, and celebrate our Catholic Heritage. This faith-based education with an emphasis on character building will help students realize their value and potential as individual creatures of God. Furthermore, Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School is open to all and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color or ethnic origin in its recruitment or admission of students, administration of educational programs or extracurricular activities, or hiring of personnel.