Nativity Catholic School

Nativity Catholic School, in the Diocese of Arlington, fosters a rich Catholic faith and tradition as well as a solid academic education.
Nativity recognizes each child as created in God's image with unique gifts and talents.
The school is committed to carrying out the mandate of the American Bishops in their pastoral letter, “To teach as Jesus did.” Thus, the ministry of Nativity Catholic School incorporates a three-fold dimension: God's message, Christian fellowship, and service to the community.
The faculty uses a variety of techniques and tools to challenge each child to achieve his or her full potential.
Nativity Catholic School is committed to nurturing students to be faithful Catholics and productive citizens in a global society.
The mission of Nativity Catholic School is to provide an atmosphere where every child is valued as a unique child of God, to develop in the students a desire for learning, and to encourage students to develop their full potential spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally, physically, and culturally.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2008, 2009

Student Body

Total Students278 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Nativity Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Boys: Gray pants, white shirt & sweater; Girls: Plaid skirt, white shirt & sweater)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorAmor Paulson
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School Reviews

I attended this school through my 6-8th grade years a few years ago, and most of the same staff at my time there still remain. I have been to multiple public and private schools and Nativity is by far the best school I`ve been to. The staff is fully committed to their students and go above and beyond in fostering a healthy learning environment. They provide a formative Catholic education and encourage religious traditions, but they don`t force it upon you. The school provides great resources so that your student can have a variety of experiences, from its LabLearner science program to the Battle of the Books Club. The relationship between teachers is the best I`ve ever seen. I need to comeback to visit one day to say thanks.
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