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Why Choose ICA Cristo Rey

The only all-girls school in the nation that works.

ICA Cristo Rey is the last all-girls college preparatory high school in San Francisco and the only one in the nation with a corporate work-study component. This unique model creates a safe and empowering environment where young women can thrive academically, professionally, emotionally, and spiritually. At ICA Cristo Rey, students are guided to become collaborative, compassionate, and confident leaders ready to serve others. From the classroom to the conference room, ICA students find and use their voices to become bold changemakers in today's world. Discover the transformative power of a college and career-ready education for young women.

Students who graduate from Cristo Rey schools go on to earn Bachelor’s degrees within 6 years at rates over 2x higher than their demographic peers.

Students attending all-girls schools experience higher levels of support from their classmates, teachers, and administrators than do their female peers at coeducational public schools.

93% of girls school graduates were offered greater leadership opportunities than their peers at co-ed schools.


Over 88% of all-girls' school students report they are comfortable being themselves at school, which means they are free to focus their energies on their learning.


Graduates from all-girls schools are six times more likely to consider majoring in math, science, and technology compared to girls who attend co-ed schools.

Girls’ school students are more likely to experience an environment that welcomes an open and safe exchange of ideas. Nearly 87% of girls’ school students feel their opinions are respected at their school.


93% of all girls' school graduates said they were extremely satisfied with their school's ability to provide individualized attention.

Students at girls' schools have higher aspirations and greater motivation than their female peers at coeducational schools. 99% of students at girls' schools expect to earn a graduate or professional degree.

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Photos by:  Maureen Sullivan