After School Program
The After-School Program exists to supplement the education received by Nativity Worcester students during the school day with a comprehensive, character-building sports and activities program in the afternoon and an individualized tutoring program in the evening.
The After-School Program is designed to develop students academically, physically and socially. It begins at 3:30 p.m. and operates as an intense program which runs for nearly two hours on Monday and 3 hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Nativity Worcester provides both a competitive, interscholastic sports program and intramural sports program. After-school activities also include: “Woo” (Worcester) Club, Movie Club, Theater Club, Strategic Games Club, Cooking Club, and American Sign Language Club.
The most essential component of the After-School Program is evening study. Evening study runs three nights a week from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., following the completion of sports and activities. The program first assesses student progress and uses these assessments to target academic deficiencies. Paired with volunteers, most of which are undergraduates from Assumption College and College of the Holy Cross, and working directly with Nativity Worcester staff, the students grapple with academic subjects that pose personal challenges. It is also a time to develop the skills for independent and silent study as such skills are critical for success in high school. For those older students who need to develop their time-management skills, quiet rooms are provided for independent study.