Getting to Know Nativity Prep
What should I know about Nativity Prep?
Educating Boys from Boston Since 1990
Staffed by experienced teachers and dedicated volunteers and with a long history of success, the school provides an academically rigorous program preparing boys in grades 4 through 8 for success in high school and college.
Tuition-Free, No Cost Private Education
Following its mission to serve low-income families in the city of Boston, Nativity Prep is entirely tuition and cost-free thanks to the generosity of its benefactors.
In the Catholic, Jesuit tradition, the school welcomes students from all faiths and backgrounds and promotes the intellectual, spiritual, social, and physical growth that inspires boys from Boston to become “men for others”.
Lifetime Graduate Support
A key component of the Nativity model is supporting our students and their families throughout their educational journey through our Graduate Support Office. Students receive high school placement guidance and alumni can take advantage of numerous programs related to high school, college and career.
The Nativity Difference
We invite you to explore our website to learn more about the “Nativity Difference”!
Who is eligible to apply?
Applicants to Nativity Prep must meet the following three requirements:
- Residency: Applicants must live in the City of Boston.
- Entering 4th or 5th grade: Nativity’s entering grades are 4 and 5. Occasionally, slots for the 6th grade may become available. Please contact the school to receive more information.
- Income: Families do not have to pay for their sons to attend Nativity. However, the school’s mission is to serve families with limited resources. Families are asked to submit proof of income as part of the application. Please call/ email if you have questions about income eligibility (email@example.com / Admissions Office 857-728-0031 ext 106)
When is the next Open House / how can I schedule a tour?
The next Open House will be on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 4 pm.
Scheduling a Tour:
If you would like to schedule a tour of the school before the date of the Open House, please contact the Admissions Office at (857) 728-0031 ext. 106 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When do I apply?
We are now accepting applications for boys who will be entering the 4th and 5th grade in Fall 2020.
Applying to Nativity Prep
How do I apply?
2) Then submit the following documents as soon as possible. They can be uploaded here, faxed to (857) 728-0037, emailed to email@example.com, or dropped off in person:
- A copy of the household’s first two pages of your most recent tax return 1040 form (or equivalent income documentation).
- The student’s final report card of the previous year
- The student’s first report card of the current year.
- Copies of special education plans (IEP, 504 etc.) if the student has any.
3) Print the Reading and Math Evaluation Forms (Applicants to the 4th Grade / Applicants to the 5th Grade). Ask student’s current teacher to complete and submit to Nativity. They can sent by mail, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (857) 728-0037 with attention to the Admissions Office.
Once Nativity receives these documents, the student will attend a small group evaluation and the parent(s) will be interviewed.(Para leer las instrucciones en español, por favor visite esta página).
Who can I contact for more information?
By email: Please contact the Admissions Office with any questions at email@example.com.
By phone: Admissions Office / (857)-728-0031 ext 106.
Nativity Preparatory School
39 Lamartine St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
- DOWNLOAD AND PRINT APPLICATION AND EVALUATION FORMS
UPLOAD APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
To complete the application to Nativity, please upload (the first 2 pages of) your family’s 1040 Tax Return Form, required student report cards, and Special Education plans (if any).
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"Now that I've graduated, I realize how many more opportunities I have than if I had gone to public school. Going here for free is an amazing blessing thanks to my sponsors. It’s opened doors for me and has given me 74 classmates that I now consider brothers."Joseph Ngnombouowo, Nativity Class of Brebeuf (’18), Noble & Greenough School (‘22)
"The most important lessons I carry with me from Nativity are not about Pythagoras' theorem, but rather lessons that you would be hard pressed to find at many other schools in the country. Nativity has taught me how firm a handshake should truly be, what it means to be a person for others, what it means to do work you are proud of, and to always put God first, ad maiorem dei gloriam."Quang Dang, Nativity Class of Grande ('11), Roxbury Latin ('15), Dartmouth College ('19)