Founded in 1990, Nativity Preparatory School is an accredited, private, twuition-free middle school for boys who come from families with limited means who reside in Boston and its sorrounding neighborhoods.
Nativity accepts boys who are going into the 4th grade. Ocassionally, spots become avaialble in 5th and 6th grades. Please inquire to see if there will be availability in these grades for the upcoming year.
Through a highly structured, challenging, individualized education that promotes the intellectual, ethical, physical and social development of each student, Nativity Prep prepares economically disadvantaged middle school boys from Boston's inner city neighborhoods for admission to selective high schools and colleges.
In the Jesuit tradition, Nativity Prep transforms boys from Boston into men for others.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 4-8
  • Students: 75 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jun. 5 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 4-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1990
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
75 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
100%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Nativity Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Shirt and tie)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jun. 5 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Our school is totally tuition-free. The focus of our missions is to serve low-income students who live in Boston. We do require families to submit income information. Our entry point is 4th grade.
% on Financial Aid
100%
Admissions Director
Orlando Emiliano

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Community Service Club, debate, Newspaper Club

Arts and Music Programs:
African Drumming, Choir, Drumming, Guitar Lessons, Saxophone Lessons, Trumpet lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Swimming

School Notes

  • Founded in 1990 by the Jesuits, Nativity Preparatory School is an accredited, private, independent, free- of-cost middle school in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. Through a highly structured, challenging, individualized education that promotes the intellectual, ethical, physical and social development of each student, Nativity Prep prepares economically disadvantaged middle school boys from Boston's inner city neighborhoods for admission to selective high schools and colleges. In the Jesuit tradition, Nativity Prep transforms boys from Boston into men for others.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 4-8
  • Students: 75 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jun. 5 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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