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Welcome to Nativity Prep!

A Message from the President 

As the journey of our new school year begins, I wanted to take a moment to update you on the amazing things happening at Nativity. Once again our students have returned and fill the halls with joy, laughter, and an eagerness to learn. Our returning students have reunited with their friends and teachers after their summer break. In addition, our new students, are acclimating to their new school, friends, and teachers. Our graduates are beginning a new year at their high schools, colleges, or in the workforce. We are hopeful for all the good that will come to our community from these new beginnings. All of this good is possible, because of the generous support from our many partners and our collaborative work.

We are now reaching the milestone of 10 years since our first graduating class in 2012. Reflecting back on my involvement with Nativity as a Board of Trustees member prior to becoming President a little over a year ago, I am excited about our progress!  Since the first class graduated eighth grade in 2012, 97% of our graduates have graduated high school and 79% have a 2- or 4-year college degree. We now have students who are entering the workforce and are coming back to us to be involved in an alumni council. 

I am enthusiastic and hopeful for all the good that this new school year will bring.  As President, it is my responsibility and calling to be a steward of your time, talent, and treasures to ensure God’s love permeates this institution, allowing the dreams of our students, alumni, and their families to be fulfilled. Thank you again for being the bedrock from which we build. We continue to be humbled and grateful by how God is working through this great mission, every step of this journey together.  Be blessed! 

James C. Smith

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All alumni are invited to next week’s Alumni Council Fall Festival event, which will include Halloween Trivia, a College & Career Panel, and a showing of Hocus Pocus!

Talk to Ms. Smith for more info or with any questions!
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Come for the prizes, stay for the information! 

All alumni are invited to next week’s Alumni Council Fall Festival event, which will include Halloween Trivia, a College & Career Panel, and a showing of Hocus Pocus! 

Talk to Ms. Smith for more info or with any questions!

Last week our students (and staff!) enjoyed a silent disco! This was the perfect way to end our week. Share what song you think they are hearing in the comments! ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

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I can’t think of what song it is but it looks like so much fun!!!

Go Tracey!!

Thank you to Mr. Parker, Mr. Baber, and McQ for a wonderful afternoon on your campus!

8th grade gentlemen were excited to tour McQuaid, learn more about admissions, and hear from three current McQ students and Nativity alums: Solomon, Julio, and Xavien.

What do you remember most about the transition from middle school to high school? Tell us below 👇
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1 week ago

Can you guess who our students are representing? Yesterday eighth grade students hosted a "Wax Museum" focused on famous Hispanic individuals. They did a awesome job holding still, like a wax figure, until they were asked to share about the individual they researched. We learned a lot about Hispanic Heritage! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Nativity students are setting big goals to achieve! Thank you to the eighth graders and Ms. Adams for sharing. Your goals are an inspiration to us all. Share a message of encouragement with our students in the comments. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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Awesome! Keep up the good work!!

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Our Mission

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.

Nativity by the Numbers

15
Students in an average classroom
97
High School Graduation Rate
79
2- or 4-year College Graduation Rate
116
Graduate Support Program participants
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