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The Nativity Difference

Across the nation, the achievement gap for students of color and students from low-income families continues to widen. An extended day, extended year academic program, expert teaching staff, numerous athletic and extra-curricular opportunities, Jesuit formational education and Graduate Support programs all contribute to the “Nativity Prep difference” for our students and their families.

It’s the Program…

Pairing a 28-year history of successful “Nativity model” schools with the latest in educational methods and technology, our program is specifically tailored to address the needs of our student population and to prepare them for the academic and social demands of the area’s top independent schools. Our extended day, extended year program focuses on academic excellence and provides ample time for athletics, extracurriculars and service, while our Jesuit identity focuses on character and moral development and guides us in forming “men for others”.

It’s the People…

Visitors and observes of Nativity Prep are often quick to point out the commitment, compassion and care of the school’s faculty, volunteers and benefactors. Our faculty bring a diverse range of teaching experiences and professional education into the classroom each day, and put their passions and talents into action as club moderators and sports coaches. Our volunteers share their time and skills in crucial ways (librarians, nurses, dinner cooks and tutors alike) often walking with our students for many years of their Nativity education. Our benefactors fund 100% of the school’s annual operating budget and generously commit their time, talent and treasure to meeting the school’s needs where they arise and supporting students and alumni with exciting new programs and offerings.

It’s the Purpose and Promise…

At its core, Nativity Prep is driven by its mission of serving low-income families in Boston and providing a formative, quality education to young men that we believe will serve the world as “men for others”. Our promise to provide that education, opportunity and community drives our work and commitment each and every day.