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Nativity Preparatory Academy Appoints New President

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Nativity Preparatory Academy, a local tuition-free privately-operated urban middle school for students in Grades 5-8, has appointed James Smith as its new president. Smith will be responsible for school operations, advancement and fundraising, marketing and communications, and its graduate support program.

Smith joins Nativity following 19 years with the YMCA of Greater Rochester, most recently as director of development and community engagement. Previously, he served as district executive director of the Carlson, Lewis Street, and Maplewood YMCA branches. Smith has served on the Nativity Board of Trustees for the past three years, and has been actively involved in supporting its mission to provide a premier education for urban youth.

“James’ infectious enthusiasm will serve our mission well as we work to build community relationships and spread the word on the success of Nativity and our students,” said William Carpenter, chair …

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Nativity Preparatory Academy to offer free tuition for inner-city students

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In an unprecedented move by a local privately-operated urban middle school for students in Grades 5-8, Nativity Preparatory Academy  has announced that, starting this fall, they will eliminate the tuition structure, leaving only an annual activity and supplies fee for each student. Based on a nationally renowned educational model, Nativity Prep is entering its 10th year of providing a Catholic middle school education for underserved Rochester inner-city youth.

“Providing our students with an exceptional education focused on the whole person is at the heart of our mission,” says Principal Maria Cahill. “Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we are removing any financial barriers to obtaining a Nativity education by making this a tuition-free school.”

Nativity Prep is small by design, with a current student capacity of 80 students.  The school’s intimate, nurturing academic environment is coupled with …

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2017 Billy D’Antonio Summer Classic Recap

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The 2017 Billy D Golf Tournament was a booming success!  A sold out crowd took to the links for a great day of golf, and were joined by dozens of family members and friends for the dinner festivities.  All totaled, participants, sponsors and supporters raised $45,000 for Nativity Prep in memory of Billy D’Antonio.

Be sure to join in the fun at the 2018 Billy D Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 4th at Shadow Lake!  For more information go to http://www.billydclassic.com/

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Nativity Preparatory Academy
15 Whalin Street
Rochester, NY 14620
585-271-1630