Nativity School of Worcester
Date Founded: 2003
The only tuition-free private middle school in Central Massachusetts
President: Tom McKenney
Principal: Andrea Munar
Director of Admissions: Rev. Thomas David McMurray, S.J.
Affiliation: Nativity is a Jesuit school, although Nativity School of Worcester serves students from many faiths and religious traditions.
Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges ( NEASC )
Enrollment Information (Fall 2022)
Enrollment: 60 boys in grades 5-8. Through our Graduate Support Office, we also continue to serve our 234 graduates.
Admissions for 2021-2022
Applicants: 39 total
Accepted: 19 total, 15 for 5th grade , 4 for 6th grade
Enrolled: 19 (100%)
74% of students admitted qualify for free/reduced breakfast and lunch.
Average annual income for new family: $43,750
Average family size: 4
Total faculty/staff: 24
Department Heads: 5
Nativity Fellows: 8
Non-teaching administrators and staff: 11
Number of faculty (lead teachers and fellows) with graduate degree or in process of attaining a graduate degree: 13
Adult to student ratio: 1:2.4
Average Class Size: 15
Nativity School of Worcester students are engaged in an eight-period day, including recess and lunch. All students in grades 5-8 are enrolled in Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies, Mathematics, Religion, Science, Spanish, and Renaissance (arts) classes.
Nativity Worcester’s small class sizes, extended school day, extended school year, and individual attention help students make significant academic gains. Nativity Worcester students are expected to be performing at or above grade level in mathematics and English by the time they graduate from Nativity Worcester. Grade equivalent academic attainment is measured by the NWEA’s MAP standardized testing.
Average Grande Class of 2022 student test score as an entering 5thgrader:
Language Usage: 207.3
Average Grande Class of 2022 students test score as a winter term 8th grader:
Language usage: 232
Tuition, Fees, and Financial Information (FY21)
Parental Activity Fee: $250
Total costs: $250
Total value to student: $24,000
Dollars Raised (FY21): $1,985,540
Number of Donors: 675
Number of graduates: 234
Of graduates who applied, the acceptance rate into a selective high school or a specialized high school program: 100%
High school aged graduates currently enrolled in school or a specialized high school program: 100%
Graduates who completed high school or a specialized high school program: 97%
Graduates who are first generation college students: 69%