Seattle Nativity School

Seattle Nativity School is an independent, Catholic (category 2) middle school in the Archdiocese of Seattle, serving students in grades 6-8 who qualify for the National School Lunch Program for free and reduced lunches based on income status.
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.  Seattle Nativity School's commitment is to helping under-served students close the widening achievement gap in Central and South Seattle.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Year Founded2012
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesSummer Academy is a 3-week program for incoming 6th-grade students. Space is limited and student attendance, behavior, and commitment is evaluated for admission in 6th grade. Summer School is required for rising 7th and 8th grade students and is 3-weeks.
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students104 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Seattle Nativity School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Specified Uniform: Khaki pants, plaid skirt, light blue oxford blouse/shirt, navy sweaters)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesWe are a tuition-free middle school serving students who qualify for the National School Lunch Program (free and reduced lunch).
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$20,000
Admissions DirectorEdward Nelson
Admissions AssociateJudy Shafer
Endowment Size$0.35 million


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTrack and Field,


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

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Class, Music class

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Outdoor Survival

School Notes

  • Seattle Nativity School is tuition-free for all students
  • 95% of our students qualify for the National School Lunch Program (free and reduced)
  • Student-Teacher ratio: 8/1
  • Daily attendance rate: 97%
  • Nativity students demonstrate 2-years of academic growth in 1-year (school year)
  • Meals include: breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Instructional hours are 130% of the Washington State Average
  • 94% 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, accepting students from all faiths
  • We are members of the national NativtyMiguel Coalition of schools, practicing the same mission effectiveness tenets

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Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Seattle Nativity School is Derech Emunah (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school and preschool is St. Edward School (0.0 miles away)
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