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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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Our first full week of classes was very full of learning, engagement and fun! We had class presentations throughout the week, a community walk on Thursday, and an inspirational talk from Kareem Hayes to wrap up our Friday afternoon! ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Please join us in welcoming Robert Bonfiglio, Academic Intervention Teacher for Math who is expanding his work to include his new role as Student Activities Manager and Tatiana Colon, as our Rochester Youth Year VISTA! They will be working together to build community partnerships, increase parent engagement, and on projects related to after-school enrichment programs. ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

Please join us in welcoming Robert Bonfiglio, Academic Intervention Teacher for Math who is expanding his work to include his new role as Student Activities Manager and Tatiana Colon, as our Rochester Youth Year VISTA! They will be working together to build community partnerships, increase parent engagement, and on projects related to after-school enrichment programs.Image attachment

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My son had Mr. B at McQuaid - said he was great (and patient.) I am sure he’ll be an awesome addition!

Congratulations! And, thank you both for supporting Nativity’s wonderful mission!

Felicidades en especial Tatiana Colon

Felicidades bella!!😍

Congratulations!

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2 weeks ago

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Warms my ❤️

Today was an AMAZING first day of school, capped off with a school and community chalk fest during afternoon programming!

We are so grateful to be back learning and playing together as a community each afternoon. If you are interested in getting involved in this ministry, please reach out, we would love to have you!
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Thank you for the chalk at the South Wedge Farmers Market and Community Marketplace across the street! Our shoppers and vendors loved it, and we were sending people over to see your lovely sideswalks 😁

Students and their families visited Nativity last night to meet with our staff team, pick up supplies and uniforms, and get ready for the new school year. We are excited to welcome them back to campus on Thursday morning! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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HAVE A GREAT SCHOOL YEAR GUYS 💙 , ILL COME VISIT . CO’2013 SIGNING OUT !

Have a great school year!!!

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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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