A Preparatory Education
Nativity Prep offers students a rigorous academic program, ensured by our full length, extended day and extended school year model. Beginning in 5th grade, Nativity students are in school from 7:30am-6:00pm three nights per week, and until 3 pm all other days.
Our rigorous curriculum prepares our students for academic success at top high schools & colleges.
Students participate in athletic and extracurricular activities to help them grow in mind, body and spirit.
Three nights a week, students participate in Evening Study where they receive a volunteer-provided hot dinner and the opportunity to work side-by-side with faculty, as well as one-on-one tutoring.
Our required summer program runs for 2.5 weeks and includes academic and team-building courses. Students also participate in day camp at a local private school throughout the entire summer.
The Nativity Opportunity
The Nativity difference far extends our school building. Students are given the opportunity to partner with Boston universities, participate in competitive sports, go on field trips in and around Boston and more. Some examples include:
- HubSpot to meet with business and tech executives
- Harvard Medical School for an interactive experience
- Farm School in western Massachusetts
- Mock Trial
- Google campus in Cambridge
- Harvard Art Museum and programming
"Over the past 28 years I have been amazed to watch this school grow from the bold idea of a few passionate believers into the thriving and sustained reality that is Nativity Prep. I am privileged to be a part of the unwavering commitment to a mission of self-less service, inviting underserved families in Boston to the opportunity of a high-quality, full-scholarship Jesuit education."Brian P. Maher, President
"Nativity formed the basis for my academic career, turning me from an undisciplined C and D student in the Boston Public School system to a focused, regimented student. I became aware of what I was capable of, and accepted nothing less from myself."Claudio deBarros, MD, Class of Campion ('98), Roxbury Latin ('02), Duke University ('06), UMass Medical School ('14)
"When I think about how to be a ‘man for others’, I think about all of the incredible role models I’ve had: older Nativity students, my teachers, fellow students. I am still figuring out all of the ways I can do that, but participating in events like Walks for Hunger and volunteering to play guitar for our school Masses are important to me."Johan Almanzar, Nativity Class of Brebeuf ('18), Boston College High School ('22)