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.

The application process for the 2020-2021 school year is closed. If you are interested in learning more about Nativity, please complete the “Need More Information?” form below.

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?

    There are no Open Houses currently scheduled.

    Scheduling a Tour:
    If you would like to schedule a tour of the school  please contact the Admissions Office at (857) 728-0031 ext. 106 or at

  • When do I apply?

    The application process for the 2020-2021 academic year is closed. We we will begin accepting applications for the following school year in Fall 2020.

Applying to Nativity Prep

  • How do I apply?

    The application process for the 2020-2021 school year is closed. If you are interested in learning more about Nativity, please complete the “Need More Information?” form below.

    1) Complete the application online or download it and submit to Nativity.

    2) Then submit the following documents as soon as possible. They can be uploaded here, faxed to (857) 728-0037, emailed to, or dropped off in person:

    1. A copy of the household’s first two pages of your most recent tax return 1040 form (or equivalent income documentation).
    2. The student’s final report card of the previous year
    3. The student’s first report card of the current year.
    4. 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 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

    By phone: Admissions Office / (857)-728-0031 ext 106.

    By mail:

    Nativity Preparatory School
    Admissions Office
    39 Lamartine St.
    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130




    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).

    Document Upload Page

Need more information?

If you would like more information about Nativity and applying or have any questions about the application process, please complete this form. To apply, visit the "Apply Now" page.