Nativity School of Worcester
Date Founded: 2003
The only tuition-free private middle school in Central Massachusetts
President: Patrick T. Maloney
Principal: Sean Dillon
Director of Admissions: Rev. Thomas David McMurray, S.J.
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic/Jesuit, although Nativity School of Worcester serves students from many faiths and religious traditions.
Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges ( NEASC ):
Enrollment Information (Fall 2017)
Enrollment: 62 boys in grades 5-8. Through our Graduate Support Office, we also continue to serve our 157 graduates.
Worcester Neighborhoods Represented: Beaver Brook, Belmont Hill, Burncoat, Columbus Park, Grafton Hill, Great Brook Valley, Highland Street, Indian Lake, Lake Avenue, Lake Quinsigamond, Lincoln Street, Lincoln Village, Main South, North Worcester/Summit, Quinsigamond Village, Rice Square, Shrewsbury Street, Vernon Hill, Webster Square
Admissions for 2017-2018
Applicants: 64 total, 46 for 5th grade, 18 for 6th grade
Accepted: 19 total (30%), 15 for 5th grade (33%), 4 for 6th grade (22%)
Enrolled: 18 (95%)
100% of students admitted qualify for free/reduced breakfast and lunch.
Average annual income for new family: $27,464
Average family size: 4
Total faculty/staff: 22
Lead Teachers: 4
Nativity Fellows: 8
Non-teacher administrators and staff: 4
Number of faculty with graduate degree or in process of attaining a graduate degree: 100%
Adult to student ratio: 3:1
Average Class Size: 15.5
Nativity School of Worcester students are engaged in an eight-period day, including recess and lunch. All students in grades 5-8 are enrolled in Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies, Mathematics, Religion, Science, Spanish, Health, and Renaissance (arts) classes.
Nativity Worcester’s small class sizes, extended school day, extended school year, and individual attention help students make significant academic gains. As a number of Nativity Worcester students are performing at two to three grade levels below when they enter Nativity in fifth grade, Nativity Worcester students are expected improve six to seven grade levels over the course of four years. Grade equivalent academic attainment is measured by the NWEA’s MAP standardized testing.
Average Ikunza Class of 2017 student test score as an entering 5thgrader:
Reading: 215 – 5th grade level
Language usage: 212 – 6th grade level
Mathematics: 209 – 5th grade level
Average Ikunza Class of 2017 students test score as a graduating 8th grader:
Reading: 230 –8th grade level
Language usage: 223 – 11th grade level
Mathematics: 223 – 11th grade level
Tuition, Fees, and Financial Information (FY17)
Parental Activity Fee: $250
Total costs: $250
Total value to student: $17,944
Dollars Raised: $1,309,855
Number of Donors: 850
Number of graduates: 157
Of graduates who applied, the acceptance rate into a selective high school or a specialized high school program: 100%
High school aged graduates currently enrolled in school or a specialized high school program: 100%
Graduates who completed high school or a specialized high school program in four years (96/101): 95%
Of graduates from the Meyer class who applied, the acceptance rate into a college or university or specialized post-high school program: 100%
Graduates who are first generation college students: 70%