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FAQs

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What does Nativity Catholic School Offer?

Nativity Catholic School offers Catholic education for PreK3 through grade eight.

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What about the Curriculum?

Our curriculum incorporates both state and diocesan guidelines (including Religion, Math, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts, Spanish, Art, Music, Computer Literacy, Physical Education, Health, Media Science and Guidance).

We also offer High School credit courses, in Algebra I Honors, Spanish I, and Integrated Physical Science Honors.

We offer an early childhood program for PreK3 and PreK4 year olds, which nurtures social and motor development using integrated themed units and is a kindergarten readiness program.

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Is Nativity Catholic School Accredited?

We have been accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference (FCC) and recognized by the State of Florida Department of Education since 1973. Nativity Catholic School is also accredited by the National Council for Private School Accreditation (FCPSA).

Professional Associations include the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) and the Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Other affiliations include: Diocesan Youth Ministry Advisory Board, Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce and National Junior Honor Society.

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What are your teacher's qualifications?

Teachers are licensed and certified in the state of Florida and degreed in the areas they teach.

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What are some of the Extra Curricular activities?

Some of the Extra Curricular activities include: Volleyball, Track & Field, Basketball,  Soccer, Flag Football, Band, Theater, Science Fair & Expo, Technology Club, Karate, Odyssey of the Mind, Mind Lab, National Junior Honor Society and more...

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What are your hours of operation?

Our doors open at 7:35 a.m. and the school day starts at 7:50 a.m.
The last bell of the day rings at 3:00 p.m. The school office is open from 7:35 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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What is your total enrollment?

Approximately 650 students.

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Do you offer Before & After Care?

We offer our students an Extended Day Program which is open from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. (During days school is in session). This program offers enrichment opportunities such as a book club, planned recreational activities, karate class, guest presenters, and study hall.

 

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Do the students wear uniforms?

Yes, our students wear uniforms and they are available to purchase from Risse Brothers in Tampa, the phone number is (813)282-8339. Our uniform policy may be found in the Family Handbook and/or our website under Parents | Uniforms.

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Do you have a hot lunch program?

Lunches are available for purchase monthly through our on-line lunch program.  For your convenience the lunch menu is posted a month in advance on our website.

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What age does my child have to be to attend school?

A child entering PreK3 must be three years of age and potty trained by September 1st of the current school year.

A child entering PreK4 must be four years of age and potty trained by September 1st of the current school year.

A child entering Kindergarten must be five years of age by September 1st of the current school year.

A child entering First Grade must be six years of age by September 1st of the
current school year.

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Where and when may I get an Enrollment Application?

Enrollment applications are available in the school office and on our website. The school office is open between the hours of 7:35 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on most school days. There is a $50.00 non-refundable application fee per family.

For additional information, please contact:

Mrs. Jo-Hannah Hohman
Director of Admissions
admissions@nativitycatholicschool.org

(813) 689-3395 ext. 2254 or Fax: (813) 681-5406

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