Our extended program is the cornerstone of students’ success at Nativity Preparatory Academy. Providing students with roughly 550 more contact hours per year than other schools, extended learning allows students to spend more time focusing on tasks and gives them more opportunities to explore their interests and increase their understanding of a broad range of topics.
Saturday Enrichment Sessions
On alternating Saturdays, students attend a three to four-hour enrichment session. During these sessions students participate in league sports, visit area museums, attend theatre and musical performances, or tour area cultural destinations such as the Farmer’s Market, Children’s Book Festival, or Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Examples of Enrichment Activities
- Cross-country running
- Swimming lessons
- Scrabble and Chess Club
- Build Guild Robotics Team
- Readers Theatre
- Cooking Matters
- Step Dancing
- Arts & Crafts
Each summer, Nativity Preparatory Academy holds a mandatory three-week Summer Academic and Leadership Program to provide academic support during the summer months. This program also helps to encourage cultural and intellectual enrichment, and provides opportunities to develop athletic, leadership, and team building skills—as well as personal values.
The Summer Academic and Leadership Program is designed to keep students’ education at the forefront of all they do. Through this program our students engage in activities that sharpen their minds in an environment that’s nurturing, positive, and fun.