Nativity Preparatory School

  • 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.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 4-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1990
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students76 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
100%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Nativity Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Shirt and tie)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 17 / Apr. 15 / rolling
Tuition NotesOur 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 DirectorOrlando Emiliano

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, SoccerBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryLacrosse,
Soccer

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.
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The average private school tuition in Massachusetts is $12,823 for elementary schools and $31,694 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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