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 Location Miles Grades Students
  • Burke
    Northern Virginia Academy
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 142 students
    1.4 miles
    6215 Roberts Pkwy
    Burke, VA 22015
    1.4 PK-K
  • Alexandria
    Grades: K-8 | 126 students
    8.1 miles
    4409 Sano St
    Alexandria, VA 22312
    8.1 K-8
  • Alexandria
    St Louis Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 508 students
    10.7 miles
    2901 Popkins Ln
    Alexandria, VA 22306
    10.7 PK-8
  • Annandale
     Holy Spirit School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 466 students
    3 miles
    8800 Braddock Rd
    Annandale, VA 22003
    3 PK-8
  • Annandale
    Grades: PK-6 | 152 students
    5.7 miles
    4955 Sunset Ln
    Annandale, VA 22003
    5.7 PK-6

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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