Cristo Rey Richmond High School is renovating a former all-boys Catholic high school in Richmond, Va., that it bought for $6.8 million.
Cristo Rey, a national chain of Catholic high schools, is planning a $25 million renovation of the former Benedictine College Preparatory School facility. That will enable Cristo Rey to increase its enrollment, reports Richmond BizSense.
The school says it plans to grow from about 190 students to about 250 in the coming year and to about 350 students in 2023.
Since Cristo Rey opened in Richmond in 2019, it has been leasing the former Benedictine school building, which became available after Benedictine relocated.
Cristo Rey bought the building in late May from the Catholic Diocese of Richmond.
The renovation is expected to take about two years.
Quinn Evans is the architect and Century Construction Co. is the contractor.