A Message from the President
What a monumental year this has been! While this was a school year unlike any other, so much was achieved. The 2021 eighth grade class of St. Oscar Romero, consisting of 19 students, just received their diplomas and awards, and are moving on to area high schools to continue their educational journey. This is Nativity’s largest graduating class! Now at the completion of our 2020-21 school year, after a couple of weeks off, our rising 6-8th grade students are enjoying the summer academic and leadership program for the remainder of July. As we approach the start of a new school year, our incoming 5th graders will attend orientation to get ready for their first year at Nativity.
Our summer program extends the school year to help prevent the summer slide in English and math, which is essential for our students to maintain their educational gains. This summer our program also features a few fun field trips and enrichment activities such as music, sports, and art. If you ask our students, these are their favorite subjects!
Our high school graduates are heading off to college, trade schools, or the military. Recent college graduates from Nativity’s first 2 graduating classes are heading into jobs or graduate school to begin the next chapter of their life. Because of your generosity, Nativity can provide our graduates the vital, individualized support through college and career to help them attain their ambitions and dreams.
We are proud to share that our model of middle school education with graduate support is helping students to graduate. Now in our thirteenth year, 97% of Nativity students have graduated from high school, 79% have 2- or 4-year college degrees, and 15% are enrolled in trade schools or the military. The efforts of so many students, teachers, families, and volunteers, along with your support, have created the results as our students thrive in a safe and supportive environment.
It is a blessing to have you on this incredible journey. I am profoundly grateful to be a leader in this organization and to have the privilege to witness our students’ growth. Please reach out to me at any time to set up a personal visit to the school, to enjoy a cup of coffee and a conversation together, or to schedule a phone call to hear more about our amazing programs. I wish you and your families a happy summer!
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.