Become a Student

Christ the King Prep is “The School that Works” for students who seek a Catholic, college-preparatory high school and are motivated to work one day a week in a 'real job' at a business, non-profit organization, or government agency in the Greater Newark area.  The key word is “motivated”.

Our ‘magnet-type’ program is designed for young people with limited economic resources who have the potential to be successful in a college prep environment, and the desire to combine a challenging academic program with a corporate internship experience that will not only help them finance a significant portion of their tuition, but will help them grow in maturity, responsibility, and confidence.

For families of prospective students: click here to request more specific information.

In short, a Christ the King student:


• is motivated and willing to work hard

• has the potential to do college prep work

• is looking for a safe, affordable high school with faith-based values

• is excited about working one day a week in a ‘real job’

• comes from a family with limited financial resources and strong parental support

• will be 14 years old by October 4,  2017

If this sounds like you, go to the How to Apply page and begin the process of becoming one of approximately one hundred and twenty-five talented students who will enter the ninth grade in September 2017.   We accept both boys and girls without regard to race, religion, or cultural background.

Student Shadowing Program

Making a well-informed decision about the high school to attend is a very important challenge facing parents and students alike.

Throughout the year, we welcome 8th grade students, and those students who are considering to transfer from another high school, to shadow a CtK Ambassador through our "Knight for a Day" program to find out what our school is like.

What to Expect:

Prospective students report to the main office by 7:35 AM where they are greeted by the Admissions Director. After a brief overview of the school, a student ambassador guides the visiting student through a day of classes and complimentary lunch on our campus. This provides the opportunity to meet students, faculty and staff. At 3:35 PM, the prospective student returns to the main office to meet his/her parent.

What to Bring:

A notebook, pen and pencil

What to Wear:

It is the expectation that prospective students are appropriately dressed and wear the school uniform of their Catholic, charter or public middle school.

"Knight of Promise for a Day" visits take place Tuesday - Friday.  If you would like to schedule a visit, complete this form, and our Admissions office will contact you and confirm your visit day.

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