A Jesuit Education

Building on a global educational tradition that is over 400 years old, Nativity Prep is an official educational apostolate of the USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus. It forms boys from Boston into "men for others” who exemplify the qualities of a Jesuit-educated “grad at grad”: Open to Growth, Intellectually Competent, Religious, Loving and Committed to Doing Justice.


Character Forming

Jesuit education, grounded in the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, focuses on guiding a person to understand God’s role in their lives, and helping that person to respond in love and service. A Nativity Prep education conveys more than “book” knowledge, forming character, responsibility, a sense of purpose and a desire to contribute to the common good.

Rigorous and Well Rounded

Jesuit schools take academics and learning seriously because they enable the student to better engage with the world, pursue their vocation and to contribute to the common good. A Nativity Prep education features a variety of challenging courses, cocurriculars and extracurriculars, preparing students for the demands of the area’s best high schools and to cultivating a lifelong love of learning.


As Jesuits were missioned to the farthest reaches of the known world, Jesuit education developed with it into a network that was intercultural and global in perspective. Evidenced by its ethnic, racial, and religious diversity, Nativity Prep draws on its own community’s experiences and traditions to provide a global-minded education.

Service and Justice Oriented

St. Ignatius stated that the aim of Jesuit schools is “improvement in living and learning for the greater glory of God and the common good”. In 1973, Father General Pedro Arrupe, SJ built on that tradition with a new challenge to Jesuit schools: “Today our prime educational objective must be to form men and women for others; men and women who cannot even conceive of love of God which does not include love for the least of their neighbors; men and women completely convinced that love of God which does not issue in justice for others is a farce.” Service opportunities, retreats, religion class, extracurricular opportunities and classroom curriculum all contribute to a culture of justice oriented service at Nativity Prep.