Involvement in athletics and team sports encourages our students to be active and helps them to develop leadership skills and teamwork no matter their role on the team.
Afternoon extracurricular activities broaden our students’ horizons, lay the groundwork for lifetime passions, expose them to opportunities they may have never had otherwise, and provide forums for social justice discussions that develop strong, thoughtful voices.
Each student is expected not just to participate in community service events each year, but to learn about the social issues and injustices facing those they serve and to reflect on their experiences of accompanying those in need.
From religion classes to retreats to faith-based service opportunities, students of all different faith traditions are asked to reflect on their relationship with God, their neighbors and themselves. These questions and opportunities to reflect critically on mature questions prepare students to seek purpose and vocation in their lives and communities.
"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)
"I’m amazed by how students, faculty, volunteers and donors all show a communal care for one another driven by personal relationships. Seeing these boys want to share their prayers and express themselves at morning assembly is a small, but powerful way of giving a voice to the voiceless."Br. Joe Anderson, OFMCap, Nativity Prep volunteer
"I love seeing the students make connections on a retreat between an aspect of a saint’s life and something going on in their own lives. It’s powerful."Fr. Patrick Nolan, SJ, Nativity Prep volunteer