Welcome to Nativity Prep, and thank you for taking an interest in our wonderful and very unique school.
Nativity Prep Academy is the only independent, tuition-free Catholic school in San Diego, impacting over 200 young lives each year—60+ hardworking students in grades six, seven, and eight, and more than 150 of our graduates in high school and college. All of our students represent the first generation in their families to earn a college education, and all are from low-income families. Our long-term goal with all of our students is that each earns his or her college degree from a four-year U.S. college or university.
We offer our students a rigorous and balanced curriculum and a variety of extracurricular programs, all geared towards assuring each of them excels in the best high schools in San Diego after graduating from Nativity Prep.
Our mission day in and day out, therefore, focuses on their full development as young men and women—academically, socially, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. This classic, Ignatian-inspired approach to education, cura personalis (care for the individual person), is the foundation of all that we do.
Our work does not end when our students graduate from the eighth grade. Through our comprehensive Graduate Support Program, we help subsidize high school tuition costs for our alumni and help them navigate the process for college admissions and financial aid, as well as continued mentorship and support throughout their college years. At Nativity Prep we make an 11-year commitment to each student; however, in a very real sense, we establish a relationship for life.
Whether you are a prospective parent, benefactor, or volunteer, I encourage you to explore our website to learn more about who we are and what we do, our students’ successes, and the many ways that you can get involved.
Gilbert (Gil) P. Brady, EdD.