Nativity Elementary School

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  • Nativity School is a faith community in the Catholic tradition.
  • We strive to build community in our school, families, parish, and neighborhood.
  • We exist as an extension of the family and offer our students a quality education within a positive atmosphere of cooperation, concern and caring.
  • Christian values are taught through instruction, example, worship, and service.
  • We are committed to the growth of the whole child recognizing and appreciating each individual’s self-worth, valuing his or her dignity as a child of God, and respecting the cultural diversity of each member.
  • We strive to accomplish this by promoting a stimulating educational environment, a love for learning, and a desire to seek peace and justice in our world.
  • We value the family and recognize that parents are the primary educators of their children.
  • We rely on their involvement and support of school policies and programs.
  • Nativity School stresses the gospel message as a way of life and a basis for responsible decision-making.
  • We endeavor to send forth students equipped with the personal confidence, academic skills, and religious commitment necessary for making a viable contribution in today’s Church and society.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students296 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Nativity Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio23:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Menlo Park
    Grades: NS-8 | 250 students
    1.1 miles
    920 Peninsula Way
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    1.1 NS-8
  • Menlo Park
    Grades: K-8 | 166 students
    1.6 miles
    50 Terminal Ave
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    1.6 K-8
  • Atherton
    Grades: NS-12
    0.9 miles
    150 Valparaiso Avenue
    Atherton, CA 94027
    0.9 NS-12
  • Belmont
    Grades: PK-5 | 265 students
    7.2 miles
    2200 Carlmont Dr
    Belmont, CA 94002
    7.2 PK-5
  • Belmont
    Grades: PK-5 | 229 students
    7.7 miles
    2820 Ponce Avenue
    Belmont, CA 94002
    7.7 PK-5

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
My husband graduated from Nativity, and now my daughter is attending school there. It is a community school with deep roots in Menlo Park. Despite family ties to the school, when we moved to Menlo Park, I did a lot of research on public and private schools. I was pleased to see how reasonably priced Nativity is compared to many other local private schools - the tuition is not that different from the cost of after-school care at the local public schools! One reason tuition is so low, is that the parents do a lot of fundraising events throughout the year. These are fundraisers are fun, and help build those community ties. If you're a planner (as I am) and would like to test out the school while your kids are young, there is a preschool on site for ages 3 - 5, which lets you check it out before Kindergarten starts.
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To me, Nativity is the little school with the big heart. Catholic education develops Christian character alongside academics. Families are very involved and most are down-to-earth people; Nativity does a great job of avoiding the pretentious atmosphere that characterizes some private schools in the area. Beautiful campus and constantly improving in all ways. Some class sizes can be quite large and there is a waiting list for most grades now that the secret is out about this wonderful school.
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The average private school tuition in California is $11,369 for elementary schools and $19,928 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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