Nativity Prep is a tuition-free Jesuit, Catholic middle school (grades 4-8) serving boys from families with limited resources of all faiths and backgrounds residing in the City of Boston. The goal of the admissions process is to determine whether Nativity Prep is the right school for prospective students and families. Our academic environment includes high expectations, rigorous academics, spiritual formation, sports and extracurricular activities, an extended day, a mandatory summer program, and parental involvement.

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:

    1. Residency: Applicants must live in the City of Boston.
    2. 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.
    3. 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 ( / 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

  • 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

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