Nativity Preparatory School is a private, tuition-free day school for boys in Grades 5-8, providing a structured, challenging, and supportive educational program for students of all faiths in the New Bedford area.
Founded in the Catholic tradition by a group of lay people interested in education, Nativity Prep seeks to foster the intellectual, spiritual, moral, social, and athletic growth of its students, and to nurture in a small school setting the full potential of their whole character.
Our mission is to help boys of promise and desire become lifelong learners who will contribute productively to the world they inherit.
The school's faculty and staff work closely with students' families and other volunteers, building ties between school and community, and developing the kinds of personal and institutional support that will ensure the continuing success of Nativity students in high school, college, and later life.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 56 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Top Rankings

Nativity Preparatory School New Bedford ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

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Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8

Student Body

Total Students
56 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
66%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Nativity Preparatory School New Bedford Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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When is the application deadline for Nativity Preparatory School New Bedford?

The application deadline for Nativity Preparatory School New Bedford is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 56 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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The average private school tuition in Bristol County, MA is $5,149 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Bristol County, MA is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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