More Than a Dream

The Cristo Rey Story: How One School's Vision Is Changing the World

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ISBN: 978-0-8294-2576-5
Hardcover | 424 pages

The Cristo Rey Jesuit High School story is one of the more improbable and inspiring educational success stories in decades. Beginning with an audacious dream—to start a new college prep school for the children of Hispanic working poor—the Jesuits in Chicago set to work. But there were many questions that needed to be answered: Would parents support a demanding prep school? Could students overcome deficient academic backgrounds? How would such a school be financed? In More Than a Dream, G. R. Kearney shows how Cristo Rey Jesuit High School became a reality and turned into a resounding success.

More Than A Dream has been named a 2008 Finalist of the Eric Hoffer Award. To learn more about this award, visit

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GR Kearney

G.R. Kearney studied English and writing at Georgetown University and recently completed work on his MBA at the University of Chicago.

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