Digital Learning Environments: Christ The King High School in Austin

Note: this is part of a series of posts in our Connect Chicago program where we describe in detail digital skills learning environments throughout the city.

Christ The King Jesuit College Preparatory School at 5088 W. Jackson Blvd Chicago IL 60644 is a Catholic Jesuit secondary school using the Cristo Rey model to serve young men and women from the Austin neighborhood and surrounding communities of Chicago’s West Side.

The building, opened in 2010, is impressive— full of light, well laid-out, and in pristine condition.

Christ the King, AustinChrist the King, Austin, Chapel

Sessions are held in room 105, right at the entrance. It’s named after Steven Biko:

Christ the King, Austin: Classroom 105 / Steven Biko

The classroom is equipped with a projector and laptop, great desks, and whiteboards. Youth-Led Tech, Austin

Each of the youth has their own laptop, provided by Smart Chicago through funds from Get IN Chicago.

Youth-Led Tech, Austin

There’s a great enclosed, outdoor space for busting out.

Christ the King, Stations of the Cross, AustinA great cafeteria space and a gymnasium, all on the same floor. Lunch at Youth-Led Tech, Austin


Christ the King was a great location for Youth-Led Tech in Austin. Bonus: here’s a video I made of my recent visit: