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What is it like to attend an all-girls high school?
The all-girls campus at ICA Cristo Rey allows for more opportunities — academic, leadership and athletic — for each student. ICA Cristo Rey students express themselves freely and thrive in the school's unique nurturing environment. The best way to see what an all-girls school is like, however, is to visit the campus.

Do I have to apply online?
Yes. ICA Cristo Rey's application for admission is paperless. While reducing waste and improving accuracy, this process is just as easy to complete as a paper application.

Are there two applications to complete through TADS?
Yes. One form is an application for admission. The second form is an application for financial eligibility and aid. Both are required from all families interested in enrolling at ICA Cristo Rey Academy.

Is there a cost to apply?
ICA Cristo Rey's application for admission is at no cost to a student and her family. There is, however, a $33 cost for the financial aid application. Please have either a credit/debit card ready or your checking account number to pay this fee when you finish this application. Please note: fee waivers are available. Please do not hesitate to contact our office for assistance if needed. ICA Cristo Rey is committed to providing access to a quality, private education regardless of a familyís ability to pay.

I am not interested in financial aid; do I still have to complete a Financial Aid application?
Yes. As part of the Cristo Rey Network, ICA Cristo Rey Academy requires all families to submit a financial aid application as part of the school application. This information not only helps us determine financial aid amounts but also helps us determine a family's financial eligibility for our program. All families must meet adjustable income criteria, approximately $35,000 or less per person in the household.

I already have a TADS account; do I need to create a new login for this application?
No. There is no need to create a new account if you are already a TADS user. This same login will help you access a variety of enrollment components like applying for financial aid, registering and enrolling, etc.

I do not have access to a scanner; how can I submit my report cards and birth certificate?
All families have the option of mailing, emailing or faxing copies of their documents directly to TADS. ICA Cristo Rey can also help families scan these documents during office hours. Please call to schedule: 415-963-3202.

What does ICA look for in an applicant?
ICA Cristo Rey is looking for quality students who demonstrate the capability to handle a rigorous academic program and extracurricular activities and have the maturity to be good employees within our Corporate Work Study Program.

Where can I get more information and an application?
All students and their families interested in ICA Cristo Rey are encouraged to visit us. Tours and information sessions are offered Wednesday afternoons. Please call for an informational package or to schedule a tour. 

What entrance exams are required for admissions?
All applicants are required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT).

How should I prepare for my interview?
ICA Cristo Rey wants to get to know the real you. Be yourself and you'll be fine.

When is Open House? Do I need to make an appointment?
Open House is on Saturday, November 14, 2020. Virtual event from 9:00 am - 11:00 am. Registration is required.

I missed Open House. What do I do?
Please contact the Admissions Office and make an appointment to visit the school.

What is your tuition? Do you offer tuition assistance?
ICA Cristo Rey’s current tuition is $2,900. ICA is committed to providing tuition assistance on the basis of family need.

Can only Catholics attend ICA Cristo Rey?
No, we are a Catholic high school that welcomes all students regardless of faith or tradition.

Do ICA Cristo Rey students wear uniforms?
All ICA Cristo Rey students are expected to wear a uniform. At school, they have the options of a skirt/kilt, khaki pants, white polos, and ICA Cristo Rey black vests or cardigan sweaters. CWSP uniforms follow the same guidelines with the exception of a skirt.

What sports are offered at ICA Cristo Rey?
ICA Cristo Rey offers volleyball, basketball, soccer, golf, swimming, cross country, flag football, wrestling and track. Please check out our sports offerings for further information.

Can students buy lunch at school?
Yes, cafeteria service is offered for students who wish to buy lunch at school.

Do ICA Cristo Rey students have their own locker?
Each student is assigned a locker and combination padlock.

What is CWSP (Corporate Work Study Program)?
Check out the CWSP FAQs for more information.