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.

Nativity School of Worcester is an accredited, independent, Jesuit middle school that provides a quality, all-scholarship education to underserved boys of all faiths.  The School provides an academically challenging and highly-structured environment which develops each student’s potential to succeed in competitive secondary schools and colleges.  Nativity Worcester values social and moral development through the emphasis of our Four Pillars: scholarship, strength, service and character.  It also provides an evening study and tutoring program, plus weekend field trips to acquaint students with local cultural, educational, historical, and recreational resources, and a mandatory summer program.  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.

  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.

These guidelines are determined by the Department of Housing and Community Development. More information can be found at: 

Home Heating Cost Relief Program – Worcester Community Action Council (wcac.net)

Below is a list of expectations of students and families, if admitted to Nativity School of Worcester.

Admissions Expectations

Below is a timeline of the admissions application process.

Admissions Application Process Timeline

Below is a checklist for all the required parts of the application. It is recommended that the list is printed and updated by families to track their progress.

Application Checklist – Family

Do you know a 4th or 5th grade boy interested in attending Nativity Worcester?
Invite them to our Open House on December 9th 5-6pm at Nativity Worcester!

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

  • Our Mission, Programming and Student Support Resources
  • Hear from Current Students and Families to learn from their experiences
  • The Admissions Process (application deadlines, eligibility, shadow days, etc.)
  • Why Nativity?
  • and more…
Statement of Philosophy

Nativity School of Worcester is an accredited, independent, Jesuit middle school that provides a quality, all-scholarship education to underserved boys of all faiths.  The School provides an academically challenging and highly-structured environment which develops each student’s potential to succeed in competitive secondary schools and colleges.  Nativity Worcester values social and moral development through the emphasis of our Four Pillars: scholarship, strength, service and character.  It also provides an evening study and tutoring program, plus weekend field trips to acquaint students with local cultural, educational, historical, and recreational resources, and a mandatory summer program.  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.

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.
Financial 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.

These guidelines are determined by the Department of Housing and Community Development. More information can be found at: 

Home Heating Cost Relief Program – Worcester Community Action Council (wcac.net)

Expectations

Below is a list of expectations of students and families, if admitted to Nativity School of Worcester.

Admissions Expectations

Procedure

Below is a timeline of the admissions application process.

Admissions Application Process Timeline

Family Application Checklist

Below is a checklist for all the required parts of the application. It is recommended that the list is printed and updated by families to track their progress.

Application Checklist – Family

Open House

Do you know a 4th or 5th grade boy interested in attending Nativity Worcester?
Invite them to our Open House on December 9th 5-6pm at Nativity Worcester!

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

  • Our Mission, Programming and Student Support Resources
  • Hear from Current Students and Families to learn from their experiences
  • The Admissions Process (application deadlines, eligibility, shadow days, etc.)
  • Why Nativity?
  • and more…

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