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To download an application in English, click here; para una aplicación en Español, clic aquí. Para ver esta página en español, clic aquí.

Nativity Prep Academy is a private, Catholic middle school for students in grades six through eight, with a comprehensive support program to help sustain our graduates’ success through high school and college. Entry to the school typically happens for students entering 6th grade, though we also accept students in 7th or 8th grade should space be available.

Who Can Apply?

There are two initial requirements for admission for a family to continue with the admissions process.

  1. The applicant is part of the first generation in the family that will graduate from college (i.e. parents have not graduated from a four-year accredited university in the United States).
  2. The family must qualify for free or reduced lunch based on federal income guidelines. Use the second chart on the link here.

How To Apply?

The admissions process is designed to identify hardworking students with the motivation and ability to graduate from college. The process includes:

    • Completed application
      • Student Essay
      • Parent Statement
      • Income Verification
      • Teacher Recommendations (2)
      • Transcripts from current/previous school
    • Family Interview
    • Entrance Testing
    • Visit Day


November 1, 2018 – Applications available for the 2019-2020 school year.

November 15 – Information Session, 5:00-6:00pm

December 13 – Information Session, 5:00-6:00pm

January 17, 2019 – Information Session, 5:00-6:00pm

February 9 – Open House, 10:00am – 1:00pm

March 7 – Information Session, 5:00-6:00pm

March 29 – Application deadline.

Applications will be accepted after the deadline, however, space may be limited.

April 17th – Families will be notified of acceptance on or before this date.

For more information on admissions, please contact Mr. Bill Sullivan, Director of Admissions, at 619-544-9455, x 230, or by e-mail at 

  • Admissions decisions are made by a committee of full-time faculty.
  • Current students serve as “buddies” for visiting candidates for admission.
  • Our director for admissions visits the homes of all new students to sign a scholarship contract.
  • For admission, a student’s academic standing at his or her current school is considered but not emphasized.