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A Message from the President 

Dear Friends and Supporters of Nativity,

I hope this message finds you in good health and high spirits. As we bid farewell to another incredible school year, I am thrilled to share with you the extraordinary achievements and milestones from Nativity Preparatory Academy of Rochester’s 2022-2023 school year. With your unwavering support and dedication, we have truly made a lasting impact on the lives of our students and community.

First and foremost, let me express my heartfelt gratitude to every one of you for your invaluable contributions throughout this journey. Your generosity and commitment have allowed us to provide our students with an exceptional education that nurtures their minds, bodies, and spirits. Together, we have empowered our young scholars to embrace their potential and strive for greatness.

I am delighted to announce that our students have excelled academically, with 63% of the student body attaining honor roll status during the last quarter of this year, which is a remarkable achievement. This accomplishment is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students, as well as the exceptional guidance and support from our remarkable faculty and staff.

Furthermore, it brings me great joy to share that our eighth-grade class, comprising 15 outstanding individuals, will be moving forward to attend the schools of their choice next year. Witnessing these young leaders embark on their educational journeys fills us with immense pride and optimism for their bright futures.

In addition, I am thrilled to inform you that all our alumni who were high school seniors in the 2022-23 school year have received their diplomas; that’s a 100% graduation rate! This outstanding accomplishment demonstrates the enduring impact of a Nativity Preparatory Academy education and the lifelong commitment we make to our students.

Our extended day programming and social-emotional learning initiatives have flourished this year, thanks to the enhancements introduced during the 2021-2022 school year. Through these comprehensive programs, we have been able to provide our students with a well-rounded education, equipping them with the necessary skills to navigate the challenges of today’s world.

None of these accomplishments would have been possible without the steadfast support of our dedicated community. Your generosity has enabled us to create a nurturing environment where our students can grow and thrive. Your contributions have helped us sustain our mission and values, empowering young minds to reach their full potential.

As we reflect upon the successes of this year, let us also acknowledge the challenges we have faced and the resilience we have shown. Together, we have weathered storms and emerged stronger, reinforcing our commitment to providing an exceptional education to our students, regardless of the obstacles that come our way.

Looking ahead, we remain faithful in our mission to inspire and empower the next generation of leaders. We are committed to providing our students with the tools they need to succeed academically, morally, and socially. With your continued support, we can create a lasting effect of positive change in our community, one student at a time.

On behalf of the Nativity Preparatory Academy of Rochester, I extend my deepest gratitude to each one of you for your unwavering commitment and support. Together, we are making a long-term difference in the lives of our students and shaping a brighter future for all.

Wishing you a rejuvenating summer and looking forward to the great adventures that await us in the upcoming school year.

Warmest regards,

James C. Smith

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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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