Admissions Overview

As a mission-driven, data-informed school, we strive to recognize each student as a unique child of God and provide a learning environment that develops each student's spiritual, intellectual, social, physical, and emotional gifts.

Nativity was founded in 1961 and has a rich history in the City of Brandon. The school currently boasts an enrollment of over 500 students, in grades PreK - 8th. Tradition is a hallmark of NCS heritage, with over 15% of our students being second-generation students. Many members of our faculty and staff are also NCS alumni!

Nativity Catholic School's rigorous academic program, founded upon the Gospel teachings of Christ, builds character and develops faith-filled leaders of the 21st Century. All instruction is research-based and is modeled on current best practices. Our learning environment is interdisciplinary, allowing all of our students to expand their ways of thinking and learning by using a variety of methods. We incorporate real-world application to content in an engaging manner, which deepens students' knowledge and instructs them to solve problems creatively.

There is a special emphasis on the integration of technology, which has enhanced and expanded student learning while preparing graduates for high school and beyond, 100% of recent graduates have been accepted by their primary high school of choice, many of them into advanced and honors classes at local area Catholic and public high schools, including International Baccalaureate programs.

The information on this website will provide guidance as you begin the application process for your child(ren). We recommend that you complete all of the components of the application as early as possible to ensure all materials are received in a timely manner. We do not have a deadline for the application, as we accept applications year-round. However, please keep in mind that we do offer seats on a first-come, first-serve basis.

All families must complete/submit the following:

  1. A completed Application Form (includes $50.00 non-refundable application fee)
  2. A physical examination (completed within the last year) documented on Florida Form DH 3040 [PDF] (ORIGINAL physical form)
  3. Immunization certificate Florida Form DH 680 [PDF]
    Note: See Health Requirements [DOCX] 
  4. Psychological/Educational Evaluations (if applicable)
  5. True Copy of Legal Papers, i.e. custody arrangements (if applicable)
  6. Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, First Communion Certificate (if applicable).
  7. Parish Verification Form [PDF] (if not a member of Nativity Parish)

PreK3 Program Requirements:

  • Must be three (3) years of age on or before September 1st of the current school year
  • Must be completely toilet trained

PreK4 Program Requirements:

  • Must be four (4) years of age on or before September 1st of the current school year
  • Must be completely toilet trained

Kindergarten Requirements:

  • Must be five (5) years of age on or before September 1st of the current school year
  • Report card from any previous educational program

1st Grade Requirements:

  • Must be six (6) years of age on or before September 1st of the current school year and successful completion of Kindergarten
  • Report card from any previous educational program

2nd - 8th Grade Requirements:

  • Report cards from last two completed years, including most recent report card
  • Standardized test scores from last two years, as applicable
  • Student essay (students entering grades 6, 7, and 8 only. The essay topic is: "The importance of Catholic education is...")

Once the necessary forms are completed, the Director of Admissions will present the candidate to the School Leadership team for approval. This process generally takes 2-3 business days.

If you are accepted (or denied) you will receive notification from the school via phone and/or email. You will be notified of any additional forms that need to be completed prior to starting NCS.

For more information about Nativity Catholic School, click the INQUIRE/APPLY NOW button and we will be in contact with you shortly!


Photograph of Mrs. Jo-Hanna Hohman
Mrs. Jo-Hanna Hohman
Director of Admissions