"The Catholic School participates in the evangelizing mission of the Church and is the privileged environment in which Christian education is carried out.”
The Catholic School on the Threshold of the Third Millennium, 1997, para. 11
Congregation for Catholic Education
Nativity is fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference and is nationally recognized for Excellence and Innovation in Catholic Education. We provide our students with a safe and inviting learning environment, along with a Christ-centered, rigorous academic program that allows each child to grow as a Christian role model, a life-long learner, an effective communicator, an active member of the Church, and a responsible citizen of the 21st Century. We strive to fulfill our mission in partnership with our families, to prepare and inspire each student academically and spiritually to serve the Body of Christ.
Religious education is central to what we do at Nativity, with prayer experienced daily across grade levels. We also celebrate Mass together as a school community on a weekly basis. "The Catholic school loses its purpose without constant reference to the Gospel and a frequent encounter with Christ" –The Catholic School,1977, para. 55.
Our school also offers a rigorous academic program, which is supported by a challenging curriculum that integrates the Florida standards. Our standards-based approach to teaching and learning in all subject areas allows for authentic, meaningful feedback necessary for all students to excel. Our teachers are highly qualified, certified professionals and have a true passion for teaching that truly resonates in each child entrusted to their care.
Technology is also an intricate part of our academic program. Teachers and students use computers, laptops, and tablets throughout the school day. We are 1:1 with Microsoft Surfaces for grades 2nd - 8th and iPads for our younger students which supports essential skill areas, such as complex communication, new media literacy, and creativity – as well as prepares our students for high school and beyond! These devices also support collaborative learning and provide opportunities to develop personalized, student-centered learning.
Our campus is fully equipped with wireless network access, interactive boards for collaborative learning, document cameras, 3-D printers, and a STREAM Lab to support this 21st Century teaching and learning. We are also incorporating after-school enrichment programs, such as Robotics and Odyssey of the Mind, to further enhance what we offer our students.
Our facility is also well maintained and demonstrates good stewardship by our community. Adjacent to Nativity Catholic Church, our campus includes 30 classrooms, a Media Center with a soundproof Music Room and News Studio, Technology Lab, Science Lab, STREAM Lab, administrative offices, before and after school Extended Day Child Care Center, Gymnasium, state-of-the-art Youth Center, Multi-purpose Room, and a large playground.
Financial aid and partial scholarships are available for qualifying families. Thank you for considering Nativity Catholic School as the home to prepare your child(ren) both spiritually and academically for a bright future! Contact us today to schedule a school tour and learn more about our great school!