Welcome to Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School

Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School, an Archdiocesan Catholic high school, has been in existence since 1979. From its inception, the mission has been to provide an exceptional educational experience that instills in our students attitudes of success and self-worth through intensive faith-based educational and leadership preparation, designed to fashion all students as productive, accountable, respectful and self-disciplined citizens in the broader community. A fundamental element of the CRCP preparation includes the basic understanding that all life is to be honored and respected, as well as the dignity of fellow human beings.

Since our beginning, we have graduated approximately 3000 students who have successfully moved on to take advantage of numerous opportunities in higher education and various career fields. Our goal has always been to have 100% graduation and college acceptance rates. These goals are accomplished by providing our students the necessary faith foundation, nurturing, support and other tools for success.

We have high expectations of our students. We understand that our students are “young people” on a journey to developing skills needed to become responsible adults. Nonetheless, we insist on a constant commitment to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of their lives. Our nurturing environment supplies them with the resources to correct imperfections, as they remain committed to CRCP’s mission.

Being a CRCP student and ultimately a graduate has a significant meaning. It is something the school and even more importantly its alumni do not take lightly. Each year at the commencement ceremony, graduates of CRCP are confirmed as attaining all the requirements, goals, and exhibit the characteristics contained in the school’s mission, vision, and core values. The school and its alumni highly value this confirmation. The CRCP diploma is evidence and is a proclamation that graduates understand that they are poised, positioned and called to being “Alive in Christ” as they move forward in their lives; and that they have been empowered by being “enlightened in faith,” “nurtured with compassion,” “enriched by excellence,” and “called to leadership”.

Protecting God’s Children