Welcome to Nativity Prep!

A Message from the President 

As Nativity begins a new school year, our ongoing mission of educational equity is more important than ever. Right now, our communities are grappling to address issues with health, race, education, and socioeconomic inequities.  Most of Nativity’s students and their families come from historically under-served and overlooked communities. For our students, school is a beacon of hope and a place of refuge where their voices are heard, and they are affirmed every day for who they are and their potential power in this world. It is our commitment to serve our students each day with educational excellence, support, and love to diminish the impacts of inequities today to prepare our students for life beyond Nativity. As President, I am committed to walk alongside our staff, faculty, and Board of Trustees to continue to have Nativity Preparatory Academy be God’s bright light of hope in today’s world.  Our students and graduates, their families, our community, and our world deserve nothing less.

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Photos from our MLK Day Celebration on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

Today we remember the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from home during a day off of school. Tomorrow morning, we will be celebrating his legacy with a COVID-19 friendly gathering of students, teachers, and faculty to remember his wisdom and message of love. Check back tomorrow for photos of our celebration! ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

Nativity is so honored to have begun a new partnership with @hochsteinschool of Music!

Instructors are graciously offering virtual lessons in violin/viola, guitar, and digital music making to 20 Nativity students this semester and this week's first sessions were a tremendous success!

Thank you to the fabulous teachers, and of course to Dr. Quackenbush and Dr. Palmer for setting up this opportunity for Nativity students to experience the joy of music through lessons!
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7 days ago

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Wonderful. We are grateful.

In these times a welcomed opportunity!

That’s awesome!!


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Though gym looks a bit different these days, 6th graders still had a great time playing gaga ball today!

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1 week ago

Though gym looks a bit different these days, 6th graders still had a great time playing gaga ball today! 

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Merry Christmas from Nativity Rochester!

Tonight we begin Winter Break with grateful hearts for all who have made this fall of in-person learning a possibility for the Nativity Community: teachers, students, families, Board Members, volunteers, and sponsors.

Today as we capped off a fall of learning and growing together with a prayer service, concert, and fun activities, we were reminded of Jesus’s own Nativity, and the many ways we as Nativity community members can live as an example to His love in ways both big and small, even in the midst of such tremendous heartache in our world.

As we leave for break, we give thanks to those in our midst who support this Nativity as partners in mission, and look with anticipation towards all that is to come in the days and months ahead.
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4 weeks ago

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It was a beautiful day! 🌲💕🙏🏻

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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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