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A Message from the President 

What a tremendous school year this has been! While this year brought many changes as a result of the easing of pandemic restrictions, we are proud that so much was achieved by our students and graduates. The 2022 eighth grade class of St. Teresa of Calcutta, consisting of 17 students, just received their diplomas and awards, and are moving on to area high schools to continue their educational journey. We celebrate their accomplishments with joy and gratitude! Now at the completion of our 2021-22 school year, our rising 6-8th grade students will return in July for the summer academic and leadership program. In August, 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.

In order to maintain our students’ educational gains, our summer program extends the school year by providing classes in English and math. This summer our program also features a few fun field trips and enrichment activities such as music, sports, and art. We are also excited for our students to return to Camp Asbury for an overnight camping experience for 3 days at the end of July.

Our high schoolers are getting a chance to recharge before their next year of school. Recent college graduates from Nativity’s first 3 graduating classes are heading into jobs or graduate school to begin a new stage of life. Because of your generosity, Nativity can provide our graduates with 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 fourteenth 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 your support for our students, graduates, and their families. 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 and how you can be involved. I wish you and your families a happy summer!

James C. Smith

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Fun for your Friday this video our 8th grade students are having so much fun in Physical Education class with Mr. Arnell this week with a beach ball foot race! ... See MoreSee Less

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Charles you are the best with your great ideas to have fun! 🙂 the kids must love it.

Looks like great fun!

Welcome back to more of our alumni, Gina '19, Aniya '22, and Priscila '22, pictured here with Ms. Stell! These amazing ladies came to volunteer for our extended day enrichment and tutoring. It was great to have them back at Nativity! ... See MoreSee Less

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Welcome back to more of our alumni, Gina 19, Aniya 22, and Priscila 22, pictured here with Ms. Stell! These amazing ladies came to volunteer for our extended day enrichment and tutoring. It was great to have them back at Nativity!

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Absolutely awesome. Hope the girls are doing well, nice to see giving back!

In the first science lab of the year, the 7th and 8th graders studied observations and inferences by using their five senses to observe mystery foods in each bag. As they moved through the senses, they collected data to infer about the identity of each mystery treat before finally looking in the bags at the end of the experiment! ... See MoreSee Less

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Look at all these STEM rockstars at Nativity!! ❤️

Wow! That's awesome! Learning new stuff and having fun. Happy Students! Yea for everyone!

That teacher is really awesome.

Brilliant 💗

We love it when our alumni come back to visit and volunteer! ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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We love it when our alumni come back to visit and volunteer! ❤️Image attachment

The first week is officially in the books for the 2022-23 school year! It was a great week and Nativity is Stronger Together! ... See MoreSee Less

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Great video! Have a wonderful year! So many happy faces!🍎📚📓 So glad this campus is being used in very positive way. I attended school there from 1957-1966 when it was St. Boniface Grammer School. So many happy memories.❣️

Absolutely awesome! Have a great year!

Good luck students 💛

Love this ❤️ So much ‼️


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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.

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