Nativity Prep is now accepting applications for the 4th and 5th grade. Please review the application process and requirements in the "How Do I Apply?" tab below before completing application form.

Applying to Nativity Prep

  • How do I apply?


    • Family Income: Nativity Prep is completely free to all families. However, Nativity is committed to serving students who come from families with limited resources. Please contact us if you have questions about income eligibility.
    • Residence: Applicants must live in the City of Boston
    • Grades: Nativity accepts applications for grades 4 and 5. If you are interested in applying to grade 6, please contact Admissions.

    Please submit the following documents:

    1. Complete application form
    2. Copy of most recent tax return (just first two pages of Form 1040a or equivalent document)
    3. Math and Reading Teacher Evaluations completed by current teacher (4th Grade Applicants / 5th Grade Applicants)
    4. Copy of last report card from previous year
    5. Copy of first report card of current year.
    6. Copies of special education plans (IEP, 504, etc.) if any

    Please complete the application and upload documents on our website. You may also submit these documents in person, by mail at or by fax at (857) 728-0032.

    If you have any questions, please contact Admissions at (857) 728-0031 x106 or by email at

  • 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)



    To complete the application to Nativity, please upload the first two pages of your family’s 1040a tax form, required student report cards, and Special Education plans (if any).

    Document Upload Page

  • When is the next Open House?

    The next Open House will take place virtually via Zoom on in February 2021. Please check back regularly for updates or contact for more information.

  • 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”!

  • Need more information?

    If you have additional questions or would like more information, please contact Nativity Admissions:

    (857) 273-0106