We are beginning our third year at Nativity. Before we started in kindergarten we received a call welcoming us to the school. That attention to detail has continued. The kids have so many opportunities to foster learning. From tech to music, Nativity has it all.
We have been at The Nativity School for 12 years. Our 3 children have thrived in the loving and peaceful environment that the school and parish have created. Having one class per grade allows the focus to remain on each child's development - academically, spiritually, and socially. With our oldest son now a junior in high school, it is evident (and complimented) how well Nativity prepared him to be a successful student! He states many times how well Nativity prepared him for the rigors of HS. The administration welcomes parent involvement and supports all aspects of the school with a strong cirriculum which focuses on the whole student. We are VERY grateful we listened to our parent instincts when deciding on Nativity School 13 years ago.
Our children have been at The Nativity School for four years and we are very happy with the small class sizes, high academic standards and overall moral on the school campus. The teachers are loving and dedicated to their students and the parents are very involved. We are looking forward to middle school and the strong programs currently being offered.
We were at this school for 3 years and realized it was too small (1 class per grade) with too many cliques and lacking in academics compared with the public schools nearby. Not the kind and nurturing environment that we were led to believe that existed either. Instead, we found it to be very snobby without being the wholesome school that we expected. Our recommendation is to go to the public school with emphasis on strong catholic teaching at home and involvement with your church.
My child was at Nativity for 5 years until I realized how much better the nearby public schools were. When my child went on to middle school, he had to take math in summer school to get to the regular math class. He is doing very well now, but Nativity didn't prepare him to excel in a better academic environment. Nativity was also not very strong in athletics. Overall I wish I had sent my child to the public school for grammar school.
Nativity has not been able to sustain an enrollment or academic standard for the long term. It's a charming little school but cannot compete with the surrounding educationl offerings in Rancho Santa Fe, unfortunately.
Nativity cultivates and focuses on the whole child. It has an extremely nurturing and academically accelerated evironment.
My children attended Nativity for 4 years, we left to go to another Catholic school because of a lack of leadership and small class size was not good for my children socially.
This is a terrific little school!! Only 20 kids per class and a lot of parent/teacher involvment. The school fosters a very close community and a great academic program.
Wonderful supportive, creative environment for children. Especially good for lower grades. This catholic school provides a truly individualized teaching cirriculum. Highest recommendations!
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