The Purpose of Nativity Prep Is to Develop Our Students and Their Families Ability to Live a Life of Opportunity, Choice, and Service.

Featured Upcoming Events


Sunday, April 3, 2021 – 3PM

Every year we honor individuals who have made a lasting impact on Nativity Pre through their extensive service, philanthropic giving, or extraordinary efforts. Space is limited.


Saturday, July 30, 2022

Join us for the “Lighting the Way to a Brighter Future” 20th Anniversary Celebration Gala at San Diego Marriott Del Mar. Ticket/table sales and sponsorship opportunities are open

Private-Independent Tuition-Free
Catholic School

Nativity Prep Academy is a private-independent, tuition-free Catholic school for young men and women who represent the first generation in their families to graduate from college.

Give the Gift of a College-prep Education

We rely on the generosity of our benefactors to support 100% of our annual operating costs and reserve funds. Each gift, no matter the size, is greatly appreciated. It transforms the lives of Nativity Prep students and families.

Our Mission

The mission of Nativity Prep is to provide a uniquely effective, integrated program of academic preparation, graduate support, and mutual long-term commitment that achieves nationally recognized excellence in terms of college graduation rates for our students.

11-year Commitment

Our programs support more than 230 students in San Diego over the course of 11 years, from middle school through high school through college. Our vision is that our students excel in high school, college, and beyond and that they become role models and leaders in their communities.

Student Success Stories

“I was first gen, not just of my siblings, but of all of my cousins to graduate.” It was a wonderful day for the family in Merced and her Nativity Prep family in San Diego. Lesly is one of three in her 2011 class to earn her college degree in four years.

College Acceptances