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Welcome to Nativity Prep!

A Message from the President 

As the journey of our new school year begins, I wanted to take a moment to update you on the amazing things happening at Nativity. Once again our students have returned and fill the halls with joy, laughter, and an eagerness to learn. Our returning students have reunited with their friends and teachers after their summer break. In addition, our new students, are acclimating to their new school, friends, and teachers. Our graduates are beginning a new year at their high schools, colleges, or in the workforce. We are hopeful for all the good that will come to our community from these new beginnings. All of this good is possible, because of the generous support from our many partners and our collaborative work.

We are now reaching the milestone of 10 years since our first graduating class in 2012. Reflecting back on my involvement with Nativity as a Board of Trustees member prior to becoming President a little over a year ago, I am excited about our progress!  Since the first class graduated eighth grade in 2012, 97% of our graduates have graduated high school and 79% have a 2- or 4-year college degree. We now have students who are entering the workforce and are coming back to us to be involved in an alumni council. 

I am enthusiastic and hopeful for all the good that this new school year will bring.  As President, it is my responsibility and calling to be a steward of your time, talent, and treasures to ensure God’s love permeates this institution, allowing the dreams of our students, alumni, and their families to be fulfilled. Thank you again for being the bedrock from which we build. We continue to be humbled and grateful by how God is working through this great mission, every step of this journey together.  Be blessed! 

James C. Smith

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Happy Thanksgiving! In theology, our 7th grade students recently learned about 1 Corinthians 13:4-8; 13: Love is Patient, Love is Kind. They made loving art which is pictured in the photos. What a great message as we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to our November speaker this past Friday Teena Fitzroy @teenafitzroy. She did an awesome job connecting with our students and advocating for people with disabilities. We are so grateful to have heard her amazing story! Have you heard her story? Please share in the comments. ... See MoreSee Less

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Eastman School of Music student musicians visited Nativity this afternoon for a demonstration of instruments and an interactive concert! What instrument do you think was the most popular with the students? Flute, Trombone, Oboe, Saxophone, Viola, Violin, or Bass. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Today's prayer service, led by Sr. Donna Del Santo, SSJ, honored many faith traditions such as Diwali, Día De Los Muertos, and All Saints Day. Our students shared readings and music with their peers and our faculty and staff. It was a beautiful service! ... See MoreSee Less

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Nativity Preparatory Academy is a Catholic middle school dedicated to transforming the lives of underserved students through strong academics coupled with a sense of spirituality, morality, and personal responsibility. We deliver a uniquely effective education through an extended school day and school year, dedicated and caring teachers, personal mentoring, and continuing support—all within a secure and nurturing environment that encourages personal development.

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