The new principal of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore is no novice when it comes to launching new schools. Tom Malone assisted in the launches of a charter high school on Cape Cod and a small independent school in Toronto.
As Cristo Rey begins its inaugural year, the parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi in Baltimore said he is “very enthusiastic” and “blessed” to be a part of it. The new school features a work-study program and is targeted at city students from low-income families.
“We want to focus on preparing all of our students for college success by providing a high-quality college prep program, along with support for our students and their families,” said Mr. Malone, noting that the school will open with a freshmen class of 120.
The new principal said Cristo Rey will offer academic support in the form of an extra reading class and math tutoring.
“Our full-time counselor and dean of students will provide student and family services,” he said.
Born and raised in Canada, Mr. Malone earned a bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of New Brunswick and a master’s degree in education from the University of Toronto.
Mr. Malone is a former teacher and department chair at Maryvale Preparatory School in Brooklandville and a teacher at The Park School of Baltimore.