Coach Jim Johnson & Jason McElwain (J-Mac) Visit Nativity Prep

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On February 15th, 2006, Coach Jim Johnson made a decision that changed both his life, and the life of his team manager, Jason McElwain, who is autistic.  Coach Johnson put Jason, (known as J-Mac), into the Greece Athena basketball game, and before his eyes, history was made.  In four minutes, J-Mac scored 20 points, and earned accolades from around the world.


Coach Johnson and J-Mac visited Nativity Preparatory Academy on Wednesday, February 15th, the eleventh anniversary of this memorable event, to share their story and shoot some hoops with the students of Nativity.  The visit included an assembly where Coach Johnson and J-Mac shared some inspirational thoughts, followed by a basketball clinic in the school gym.  Our guests took photos and signed autographs before they headed home.  It was a memorable day for the Nativity Prep community!

The event was featured on WHEC News. Click here to view the story.

Welcome Maria Cahill, the next Principal of Nativity Preparatory Academy!

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We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Maria Cahill as the next Principal of Nativity Preparatory Academy.

Maria comes to Nativity following 10 years of academic teaching and administrative experience at Siena Catholic Academy where she was the Dean of Students and managed the English Language Arts program. She is an experienced ELA teacher and well versed in curriculum development and the integration of technology into the classroom and developed and oversaw the peer observation program for the school faculty. She also oversaw professional development, community outreach and general administrative duties including parent communication, attendance and student records. A graduate of SUNY Brockport with a BS in English, Maria continued her education with a Master of Science in Education from her alma mater as well as an Advanced Certificate in School Leadership from the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester.

A proven leader and educator with a dedicated commitment to serving the needs of all students and a passionate commitment to literacy and the educational traditions of the Roman Catholic faith, we are very pleased to have Maria join Nativity in the key leadership position.

Welcome, Maria!

4th Annual Billy D’Antonio Summer Classic

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Please join us on August 6, 2016 for the 4th annual Billy D golf tournament to support Nativity Preparatory Academy! To find out more about the tournament and how to participate in this amazing event please check out

Registration closes on July 25th. Space is limited to 144 golfers, and fills up quickly, so act today–we’d love to have you!

Not a golfer? Please join us for our dinner reception and awards ceremony! Signups can be found at:!donorsponsorregistration/c23q2

We would be remiss if we didn’t thank our extremely generous sponsors, both individual and corporate. We have a variety of options for anyone who wants to support this great cause, even if you can’t make it out on August 6th. Please visit our sponsorship page if you are so inclined to make a gift of education in Billy’s memory:!donorsponsorregistration/c23q2

If you would like to donate a gift basket for the Chinese auction please contact Jackie D’Antonio via message or e-mail (


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