Admissions Process

Nativity School of Worcester is an accredited, independent, Jesuit middle school (grades 5-8) that provides a quality, all-scholarship education to underserved boys of all faiths.  Applicants must be boys entering the 5th or 6th grade, living in Worcester, and meets our income requirements.  We encourage students of all faiths and backgrounds to apply.  The goal of the admissions process is to determine whether prospective students would be a good fit for Nativity School of Worcester, a school with a rigorous academic program that holds students to high expectations.

  1. Live in the City of Worcester.
  2. Meet the family income qualifications based on the Worcester guidelines for fuel assistance.
  3. Commit to attend our mandatory extended school day and summer program.
  4. Be a student entering 5th or 6th grade.

Admitted students must meet the family income qualifications for the
fuel assistance program through the Worcester Community Action Council.
For income requirements, please see the table below.

  1. Applications are available beginning in December and must be picked up by a parent or guardian at the school.
  2. Along with the completed Application Form, parents or guardians must submit a transcript release form and evidence of family income: a recent 1040 tax form, current W-2 forms, or whatever is appropriate.
  3. Nativity Worcester will contact the student’s current school for his transcripts, other records and recommendations from his teachers.
  4. Applicants will be asked to interview with members of the Admissions Committee and take an entrance exam.
  5. Invited applicants will be asked to spend a day at Nativity Worcester
  6. Decision letters will be mailed in May.

Do you know a 4th or 5th grade boy interested in attending Nativity Worcester?
Invite them to our Open House!

Students and families will learn more about Nativity Worcester through presentations that will highlight:

  • Our mission, programming and student support resources
  • Expectations (i.e. participation in July’s Zequeira Summer of Service Program)
  • The Admissions process including requirements such as financial requirements (free or reduced lunch)
  • The student and family experience
  • and more…
Requirements
  1. Live in the City of Worcester.
  2. Meet the family income qualifications based on the Worcester guidelines for fuel assistance.
  3. Commit to attend our mandatory extended school day and summer program.
  4. Be a student entering 5th or 6th grade.
Eligibility

Admitted students must meet the family income qualifications for the
fuel assistance program through the Worcester Community Action Council.
For income requirements, please see the table below.

Procedure
  1. Applications are available beginning in December and must be picked up by a parent or guardian at the school.
  2. Along with the completed Application Form, parents or guardians must submit a transcript release form and evidence of family income: a recent 1040 tax form, current W-2 forms, or whatever is appropriate.
  3. Nativity Worcester will contact the student’s current school for his transcripts, other records and recommendations from his teachers.
  4. Applicants will be asked to interview with members of the Admissions Committee and take an entrance exam.
  5. Invited applicants will be asked to spend a day at Nativity Worcester
  6. Decision letters will be mailed in May.
Open House

Do you know a 4th or 5th grade boy interested in attending Nativity Worcester?
Invite them to our Open House!

Students and families will learn more about Nativity Worcester through presentations that will highlight:

  • Our mission, programming and student support resources
  • Expectations (i.e. participation in July’s Zequeira Summer of Service Program)
  • The Admissions process including requirements such as financial requirements (free or reduced lunch)
  • The student and family experience
  • and more…

Nativity School of Worcester admits students without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, lifestyle, ancestry, citizenship, family relationship, or any other appropriate categories protected by law.

For more information, please contact our
Director of Admissions, Father Thomas McMurray, S.J. at 508-799-0100 or tmcmurray@nativityworcester.org.