Catholic high school fills void on Chicago's West Side

April 12, 2010
Christ the King is the first Catholic High School built in the area in more than 80 years
From The Chicago Sun-Times: Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School, which opened earlier this year, is the first Catholic high school built on Chicago's West Side in more than 80 years. The Jesuit order opened the $27 million facility in January. The school started with a group of freshmen two years ago at a temporary site. This is the first full school year students are in the new three-story building. APRIL 2010 from The Chicago Tribune: A no-frills but architecturally impressive new school has opened in the Austin neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side. Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School is touted as the first all-new Catholic high school on the West Side in more than 80 years. It may look too corporate, but its business-like image and its unrepentant sense of newness —a shock amid the tattered brick buildings around it — are both there by design, sending a message that the building marks a fresh start.

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