RealizED: more than a word

Five Spartans shine in Riordan’s Spring Musical

Five ICA Cristo Rey students recently performed in the Broadway musical Urinetown at Archbishop Riordan High School. The musical was directed by our own English Teacher, Greg Callaghan, who shared, “While the title may be off-putting, the material is inoffensive and lampoons, celebrates, and reflects back decades of American social and cultural values and choices.”
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Spartan Makes the News

Senior Jessica Castaneda will be highlighted in an upcoming KPIX (CBS affiliate) television segment: “‘Being a part of Students Rising Above is why I was selected... They came to my work at Kaiser, which gave me the chance to share the things that have been a part of who I am, including ICA Cristo Rey.”
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Athletics and the Better Self

For years we’ve heard that playing sports helps athletes develop good character. But is this true? We had a chance to talk with our Athletic Director of 19 years, Athletic Director Carolyn Sideco, on the intentionality with which ICA Cristo Rey helps our students create better selves through sports.
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Alumna Director Returns Home to Film

Lissette Feliciano ‘08 is a writer, director, actress, and staunch supporter of her Alma Mater (most recently as an Honorary Committee Member of our 9th Annual Business Lunch). Last month she returned to San Francisco and the ICA campus to bring to life a cinematic dream she’s had for years.
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9th Annual Business Lunch

ICA Cristo Rey’s 9th Annual Business Lunch, held earlier this week at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, was the school’s biggest yet, with nearly 650 attendees and close to $500k in funds raised! We proudly recognized Nektar as this year’s Leader in Co-Education, and Janet and Clint Reilly as this year’s Leaders in Mission. We thank the entire community for their partnership in helping our young women Realize their Potential.
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Building a College Culture

Going into the 2019-2020 school year, ICA Cristo Rey is renewing its commitment to providing a college culture for all its students through the expansion of its Advanced Placement (AP) course offerings, and curriculum updates for all students. For the first time, ICA Cristo Rey will offer AP US History, AP English Language and Composition, AP Calculus, and the AP Seminar course, bringing our total number of AP offerings to 10. Additionally, all juniors will take a new research-intensive course in Catholic Social Teaching.
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49ers General Counsel Advises Spartans

Hannah Gordon, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel for the San Francisco 49ers, spoke last month at a school assembly about the magic of a legal career, persevering through difference, and her favorite super powers. “Learn to use the power your difference brings you,” she advised our young women.
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A Cristo Rey Spirit for Social Justice

ICA Cristo Rey students recently attended the Fourth Annual Bay Area Teach-In for Social Justice. Senior Ty Chavez called it “a great opportunity to meet other students who have the same ideologies. To talk with other Cristo Rey students was an amazing opportunity as well.”
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CWSP Hosts a Holy Hour

The Corporate Work Study Program recently hosted its annual Holy Hour in San Francisco. “This event is fun. It’s a great chance to bond with teachers as a supervisor and share our stories,” remarked Aminta Garcia, Senior Director of Quality Control Management at First Republic Bank.
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