Seattle Nativity School

Seattle Nativity School is a tuition-free, independent, Catholic (category 2) middle school in the Archdiocese of Seattle, serving low-income students in grades 6-8.
As a co-educational institution serving 15-20 students per grade, students receive group(class) and individualized instruction based on performance levels.
Our mission is aligned with Catholic identity standards and the Jesuit charism of social justice, pursuing collaboration and companionship with our families and community partners.
Admission is not limited to Catholics or Christians.  Graduate support through high school and college is part of the Nativity program to ensure all students have access to higher education

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 145 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 4 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
145 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade
Seattle Nativity School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Specified Uniform: Khaki pants, plaid skirt, light blue oxford blouse/shirt, navy sweaters

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Mar. 4 / rolling
Tuition Notes
We are a tuition-free middle school serving students who qualify for the National School Lunch Program (free and reduced lunch).We do require a monthly $25 Activity Fee.
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer Academy is a 3-week program for incoming 6th-grade students. Space is limited and student attendance, behavior, and commitment are evaluated for admission in 6th grade. Summer School is required for rising 7th and 8th grade students and is 3-weeks.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Bei Bernal
Admissions Associate
Judy Shafer
Endowment Size
$1.35 million


Total Sports Offered
6 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Mock Trial, Robotics Club, Speech Team

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Class

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Outdoor Survival

School Notes

  • Seattle Nativity School is tuition-free for all students
  • 98% of our students qualify for the National School Lunch Program (free and reduced)
  • Student-Teacher ratio: 13/1
  • Daily attendance rate: 97%
  • Meals include: breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Instructional hours are 130% of the Washington State Average
  • 96% acceptance to college-preparatory, private high schools
  • Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty through a college-preparatory education that nourishes souls and ignites leaders for love and service
  • Our Graduate Support Program provides support through high school and college years with the goal of helping students find a career path aligned with their gifts and talents
  • We are a Jesuit-endorsed, STEM middle school, however, welcome students from all faiths
  • We are members of the national NativtyMiguel Coalition of schools, practicing the same mission effectiveness tenets
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Seattle Nativity School cost?
Seattle Nativity School's tuition is approximately $1 for summer students.
Does Seattle Nativity School offer a summer program?
Yes, Seattle Nativity School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Seattle Nativity School offer?
Seattle Nativity School offers 6 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for Seattle Nativity School?
The application deadline for Seattle Nativity School is Mar. 4 / rolling (applications are due on Mar. 4 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is Seattle Nativity School located?
Seattle Nativity School is located in the Rainier Valley neighborhood of Seattle, WA.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 145 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 4 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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