About Us

General Information

Date Founded: 2003, the only tuition-free private middle school in Central Massachusetts

Interim President: Patrick T. Maloney

Principal: Sean Dillon

Director of Admissions: Rev. Thomas David McMurray, S.J.

Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic/Jesuit, although Nativity School of Worcester serves students from many faiths and religious traditions.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Jesuits

Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC):


  • NativityMiguel Coalition of Schools (
  • Jesuit Schools Network of North America (JSN) (
  • Massachusetts Non-Profit Network
  • Greater Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce


Enrollment Information (Fall 2015)

Enrollment: 66 boys in grades 5-8.  Through our Graduate Support Office, we also continue to serve our 127 graduates.

Worcester Neighborhoods Represented: Webster Square, Vernon Hill, Main South, Grafton Hill, Burncoat Street, Brittan Square/Lincoln Street, Belmont Hill, Lincoln Village, Great Brook Valley, Plumley Village, Columbus Park, Quinsigamond Village, Shrewsbury Street, Lake Quinsigamond

Ethnic Identification:

African/African-American: 41%
Hispanic/Latino: 38%
Caucasian/White: 8%
Other/Multi-Race: 8%
Asian: 5%

Admissions for 2015-2016:

Applicants: 72
Accepted: 17 (24%)
Enrolled: 17 (100%)

100% of students admitted qualify for free/reduced breakfast and lunch.
Average annual income for new family: $21,912
Average family size: 3.91


Faculty Information

Total faculty/staff: 22

Lead Teachers: 4

Nativity Fellows: 8

Non-teacher administrators and staff: 5

Number of faculty with graduate degree or in process of attaining a graduate degree: 100%

Adult to student ratio: 3:1

Average Class Size: 16.5


Academic Information

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, Health, 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.  As a number of Nativity Worcester students are performing at two to three grade levels below when they enter Nativity in fifth grade, Nativity Worcester students are expected improve six to seven grade levels over the course of four years.  Grade equivalent academic attainment is measured by the NWEA's MAP standardized testing.

Average Hurtado Class of 2014 student test score as an entering 5th grader:
Reading: 207 – 5th grade level
Language usage: 210 – 5th grade level
Mathematics: 216 – 5th grade level

Average Hurtado Class of 2014 students test score as a graduating 8th grader:
Reading: 229 –11th grade level
Language usage: 229 – 11th grade level
Mathematics: 236 – 10th grade level


Student outcomes

Number of graduates: 127
Graduates currently enrolled in school: 92%
Graduates who will be first in their family to go to college: 74%
Graduates four-year high school graduation rate: 91%
Graduates accepted into a four-year college or university or specialized post-high school program: 100%


Tuition, Fees, and Financial Information (FY15)

Tuition: $0
Parental Activity Fee: $250
Total costs: $250
Total value to student: $17,539

Dollars Raised: $1,101,021
Number of Donors: 775
Endowment: $1,200,005

Nativity School Of Worcester
Nativity School of Worcester | 67 Lincoln Street | Worcester, MA 01605 | (508) 799-0100

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