Ribbon-cutting ceremony held at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School's new location

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Wednesday, Sept. 15, was an exciting day for hundreds of high school kids on Milwaukee's south side.

They walked through the doors of their new, state-of-the-art school building for the very first time.

There was a ribbon-cutting Wednesday for the new Cristo Rey Jesuit High School building at 18th and National.

The school itself opened to its first freshman class six years ago at 45th and Scott.

Now, through a major fundraising effort, students will enjoy a new school with up-to-date technology, lab space, room for students to work together, a shiny new gym and more.

"Dreams are built together," said Andrew Stith, president of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. "When I look at this beautiful new facility, it's easy to see a dream built together with hard work, love and faith of a community."

Cristo Rey Jesuit is a Catholic school, but it's open to students of all faiths who come from low-income families. 

It emphasizes strong academics, spiritual growth and workplace experience.

Cristo Rey has almost 80 corporate work-study partners who give students a taste of the working world.

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