High School Placement

Nativity Prep students graduate with the skills, confidence and character needed to thrive at the area’s best independent and Catholic high schools.

Setting Up for Success

Starting in 6th Grade, the Graduate Support team begins meeting with students and families to introduce them to the high school application process, craft personalized application lists and walk them through key steps. The Graduate Support program’s work includes gathering and analyzing the student’s academic record, standardized test performance, recommendations from Nativity teachers and staff, unique skills, talents and interests and family situation. The program includes providing 8th graders a specific class on test-taking strategies, application writing, and interviewing give them as much practice as possible. 

The goal of the high school placement process is not just placing students into some of the area’s top high schools, but to have students enroll in a school where they can excel academically, socially, athletically and spiritually. Each family has a unique circumstance and there is no “one size fits all” way to approach the high school placement process. The high school placement process simultaneously focuses on preparing Nativity 8th graders for the academic and social transition to high school and introduces the students to the many ways that Nativity Prep can and will continue to support them with high school and college persistence and their career pursuits.

High Schools Frequently Attended by Alumni

Are you a Nativity parent? Learn more about the high school placement process.