About Nativity Jesuit Academy

Nativity Jesuit Academy changes lives by giving each child who walks through our doors an education of a lifetime. Nativity serves youth from low-income families in the heart of the growing Hispanic community on the south side of Milwaukee, granting the gift of a strong, faith-based, and well-rounded education. With a Nativity education, students are poised for a life of caring, compassion, and Christian leadership and service.

The program promotes academic, social, spiritual, and moral growth in students, developing their whole character through small classes, Friday morning mass, blended (online) learning, an extended school day, and an exciting residential summer camp. Nativity is dedicated to providing a holistic approach that prepares students for a college-preparatory high school.

Nativity's success is truly a collaborative effort. Strong parental involvement helps us nurture an environment of growth. Parents are expected to participate in the life of the school through social activities, fundraisers, and school events. A deep sense of volunteerism prevails, strengthening both the school and the families.

Nativity receives support from foundations, grants, the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, and generous donors who recognize Nativity's unique role in the community. Also, we benefit greatly from our partnerships with innovative, committed organizations like Schools That Can Milwaukee, Seton Education Partners, and PAVE.

In the Jesuit tradition of education, Nativity graduates are leaders that strive to serve others. This tradition inspires teachers to care for each student to accept, respect and care for one another. With more than 20 years of success, Nativity offers:

  • Excellent Academics
  • Daily After School Activities and Study Hall
  • Exciting Residential Summer Camp
  • Financial and Ongoing Support During High School

Where Graduates Go:

  • Since the Graduate Support program was implemented in 1999-2000 school year, 96% of our alumni graduate from high school (53% is the national average for Latinos).
  • Over 90% of our graduates attend Catholic, college prep high schools:
    • Dominican
    • Marquette
    • St. Anthony
    • St. Lawrence Seminary
    • St. Thomas More
  • 85-90% of graduates remain in Milwaukee.

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