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Private school would exchange work for tuition

Cristo Rey Network considers opening Toronto high school

A private school that would see low-income students work one day per week to cover tuition, could open in Toronto. The president of St. Michael’s College School, Father Joseph Redican, wants to open a Cristo Rey school, the Star reports. Redican had previously run a school, based the model of working for tuition, in Detroit and says it was “unexpectedly successful.” According to the Cristo Rey Network, which runs two dozen schools in the United States, claims that all of its graduates, who come from low income families, pursue post-secondary education. The Network is launching a feasibility study for Toronto next month.

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