Student Success Stories

Student Success Stories

Where Are They Now?

See what's changed in students lives after graduation from Nativity Preparation School.

We are proud to announce that our 2005 graduate, Jessica, will be the first NPA graduate to enroll in a masters program. Jessica was a student of our very first graduating class from Nativity Prep Academy, going on to then graduate from Cathedral Catholic in 2009. For her masters, Jessica will be earning a degree in Education for School Counseling and Guidance from Point Loma Nazarene. Jessica became interested in this field because of her own experience of transitioning from middle school to high school, and wants to help kids who are struggling with similar changes. Bill Sullivan, a Nativity Prep Teacher who was at Jessica’s Nativity graduation, is pursuing the same degree and shares a class with Jessica. Mr. Sullivan says it has been fun to watch Jessica’s progression through education, which then turned into an interest in Education. He also explained that it is great to see Jessica’s continued success, particularly because she did not have the benefits of the college talks that Nativity has now, since she was here just as the school was starting out. “She never lost sight of her goals,” Mr. Sullivan says. Today, Jessica works as an assistant to the school counselors at the Gompers Prep Academy.

Thanks to the generosity of our Nativity Prep supporters, Abraham H. is thriving at St. Augustine High School.  As a sophomore this year, Abraham earned Principal’s List academic honors with a 4.0 GPA.  He is active with the Art Club and plays volleyball and soccer. Abraham also serves as a math tutor to our current Nativity Prep middle school students as a way of giving back.

What does the future hold for Abraham?  The future looks bright, thanks to his hard work, the support of his family, and Nativity Prep’s ongoing support. Abraham hopes to attend the University of Pennsylvania in the fall of 2019 to study pre-med with the goal of becoming a pediatrician.



Class of 2009

Melyna graduated with a Health Administration and Policy degree, and is now earning her Masters Degree in Public Health Administration.


Class of 2005

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.


Class of 2005

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.