Nativity Prep students are 3x more likely to graduate from college than other historically underserved students.

San Diego’s Only
All-Scholarship Catholic School

Nativity Prep Academy is a private-independent, all-scholarship Catholic middle school and college-preparatory program for young men and women from low-income families who represent the first generation to graduate from college. Eleven years of support empowers our students to excel through high school, college, and beyond, becoming role models and leaders in their communities.

Our Impact
Academic Year 2021/2022:


Scholarships Given Annually

Middle School - $900,000
High School - $221,000
College - $50,000


Students Served

Middle School - 65
High Schools - 85
Colleges/Universities - 97


Students Graduated College or Matriculating

Over the Past 10 Years

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.

“Where Are They Now” Student Success Stories

Adrian is working at Sherwin Williams as an Assistant Manager after graduating from UC Merced with an undergraduate degree in Business Management and Economics in 2020.
Carlos is the first Nativity Prep graduate to pursue a doctoral degree. Carlos is attending Pacific University’s Doctor of Audiology program.
Athziri is working for a local biotech firm, Wuxi App Tech after she graduated from UC Merced with an undergraduate degree in Biology in 2021.
Lesly Castro
When Lesly graduated from UC Merced in May of 2019, it was the culmination of a journey of perseverance and preparation.
Melyna graduated with a Health Administration and Policy degree, and is now earning her Masters Degree in Public Health Administration.
David Ortiz, Nativity Prep class of 2005, and San Diego State University class of 2015, is a shining example of how investing in nativity Prep’s students can transform a life.
Jennifer has been a trailblazer since the day two teachers knocked on the door of her parents’ home and recruited her to join the very first class at Nativity Prep Academy.