Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Cristo Rey: A timeline 

Published September 7, 2023

2014: Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School opens with some 160 students in old Midtown offices of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. 

2017: School moves from its home on West Peachtree Street to its existing building on Piedmont Avenue. The building repurposed former corporate headquarters at 222 Piedmont Avenue was donated by Jim Cumming, an Atlanta real estate developer. 

2018: Inaugural class with 125 students graduates. 

2020: Camille Naughton becomes the second president of Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School when founding president Deacon Bill Garrett retires. 

2021: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Marquis Two at Peachtree Center serves as a satellite office for student interns until the program’s corporate partners return to work and can host the students in person. 

2022: More than 120 companies in Atlanta work with the school to host student interns as part of the school’s Corporate Work Study Program. The companies’ financial support pays for the majority of the college-prep education. 

2023: Mural unveiled to celebrate 10 years of educating students. Some 484 students enrolled at the downtown school.