Cristo Rey De La Salle East Bay High School, St. Elizabeth Campus in Oakland, California, officially opened its doors as the newest Lasallian ministry of the District of San Francisco New Orleans (SFNO) on August 15, 2018.
The co-educational high school is located on the site of the former St. Elizabeth High School, which operated from 1921 to 2017. Rooted in both the Lasallian mission and the Cristo Rey school model, Cristo Rey De La Salle offers “a rigorous and personalized college preparatory curriculum integrated with a corporate work study experience that prepares students of limited economic means to succeed in college and in life.”
The 69 members of the school’s founding class of 2022 and 19 faculty and staff members, along with current families and St. Elizabeth alumni, gathered for Mass at adjoining St. Elizabeth Church, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the school’s front steps. Prior to the start of Mass, Cristo Rey De La Salle’s President Michael Anderer and Principal Ana Hernandez formally welcomed the occasion’s attendees. Those present at Mass included representatives from SFNO, including Visitor Brother Donald Johanson, FSC, members of the Cristo Rey Network, the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, and numerous guests and friends.