Sometimes you just have to take the time to commend a school for truly taking care of your children and their future. Our family has been with Nativity for over 5 years now. In a time when every dollar in our wallet counts, the decision to send our children here was a tug of war... did they really need a "religious" school? Will they be exposed to an environment which will form their character? Do we need to send them to a school where fundraising, tuition, volunteer hours, SCRIP, and "the same kids each year" are a given? In those first days 5 years ago, we knew, the answer was a resounding yes! Our children have the best of friends. The families there are the most involved, caring individuals we have met. They have become extended family. The students are pushed to excel not only academically, but spiritually. The teaching staff challenges their students, and I've never felt more comfortable talking to a Principal and be heard, yet understood. I've only seen Nativity grow throughout the years, and it not only affects the students it teaches, but leaves a lasting impression on its families, past and present. Without a doubt, one of the best decisions we've ever made.
My daughter has been a student at Nativity for 3 years. I feel really good about the education my daughter is receiving at Nativity. The teachers have always been helpful and available for the students and parents if needed. As a parent, there are many different ways and opportunities to get involved in her learning as well as being a part of the Nativity family. Parents are very friendly with each other and other children, not just the ones in their child's classroom. The children support each other and are very friendly. My family loves Nativity and would highly recommend this school to any parent looking for a Catholic education for their children.
Having had my three children attend Nativity School, along with numerous family members, I can honestly say, from years of being involved in the school, that Nativity is an extrodinary Catholic school. From the highly involved principal, to the caring teachers, Nativity offers a family atmosphere that enables its students to reach their fullest potential. Each year Nativity out performs its competitors academically both locally and nationally. Students enjoy being part of the Nativity family and take great pride in their school. Students are highly involved in the many extra-curricular activities and excell in competitions against much bigger money rich schools. Most importantly at Nativity, Jesus is born everyday in the classroom and playground. You can not walk on campus without feeling you are on holy ground. Jesus is truly the center of this school and the little miracles that happen in the daily lives of its students are proof positive of Nativity's excellence.
I have had first hand experience at this school because I went there for nine years and graduated two years ago. I had a great time when I was there. The students and staff were welcoming as I started there. As I went on It changed a little because we had gotten a new principal. I liked him, but I will always like the way Ms. Fitz ran the school. Although I had struggles of my own; I would recommend this school to any parent lookin for a good atholic school to put their kids in
Horrible school. I've had my daughter there for 2 years and nobody cares about the kids. The food is horrible and the dress code is never enforced. When i complained about my daughters low grades and their failure to help her they gave her straight A's and B's without her improving at all. She's still a borderline D student. I know because i correct her work. Parents are never greeted and are treated as if they're being paid to be there. Don't believe me? Ask to volunteer and see for yourself. You won't even have to do anything because the volunteers just stand around and talk. There is no organization whatsoever! I write this to save parents their hard earned money they're going to waste at this so-called private school
My two sons go to nativity this year and discipline is strongly enforced. Love the teachers and mr falco. Highly reccomend!!
As a parent of 2 nativity children, I truly love this school. My daughters currently attend and its a wonderful atmosphere. I have experienced very little bullying and I did bring it up to mr falco (principal) and it was immediately handled, and has never happened again. But come on, bullying happens at every school. Its just is very important how the staff handles it. Nativity will take care of it! We love mr falco, he is a great prinicpal as well as a great person. He is very involved with the everyday activities of the school. I think its the small aspect of the school that makes it soo great. Everyone knows everyone. Everyone cares about everyone. Your not going to find that anywhere else. Also the parental involvement is exceptional. We have some of the best parents in the south bay. Give it a shot, you'll love it!!!!
My daughter is now a sophomore in College on a scholarship and my son a sophomore in high school. Each day I thank God for the academic and morale foundation Nativity Catholic School provided my kids. In this day and time, we need all the help we can get to instill character, wisdom and love for God and elders and I have to admit Nativity exceeded my expectations.
Nativity Catholic School is a great school. My child attended Nativity for 3 years and I am so sadden as so as my child that I had to remove her from the school. It is such a family oriented school, you can feel the love, respect there is all around. I just feel tuition is a bit too high that is my reason why I had to remove my child from there, I have 3 younger children and with our financial problems I could not continue to have my child attend. Would I recommend this school? YES, it is a great school, the staff, the children everything.
Nativity is truly a family oriented school all anyone has to do is just visit for a day our older kids are very Respectful to all around them I have never heard any bad word or bulling out of our children my oldest Just graduated and I am proud to say he came out of Nativity thank you.
My oldest child is in Nativity from last year. Nativity truly provide better education than any other public school in Torrance. They teaches advanced that public school for sure. In the half of the year, already start using one grade upper text. They have once a month student mass at their church that would be very good discipline for small and big kids. Big kids taking care of small kids. They called 'school sister/brother' that teaches care of other young students. Look at 8th grade students and you can tell your children's future. There are no hard make up girls or low rise pants and piercing on body boys exist in this school. Really great school.
As a parent of this school I feel that the pricipal and the teachers didn't do enough of what was promissed from them as to helping our children. The pricipal seems to have to much on his plate to be supportive to the parents concerns on many situations. I have seen problems with the school allowing children going around and bulling. I have also heard children using fowel lanuage at this school and the teachers do nohing about it. I do not pay for a good education for my children to be exposed to others with no respect. I have seen first hand that the upper grade teachers have a hard tome controlling the class and being walked all over by some of these children at this school. Yes the school does welcome you open arms. however are very unresponsive to concerns that you may have about how things are done.
Nativity is a very unpretentious Catholic school. The school is blessed with a very loving and supportive atmosphere of both it's students and parents. Everyone feels welcome. Students come to our school from other schools in the area because they know they will be welcome with open arms and be given a solid education. The teachers and principal are completely dedicated to providing the best education. If there is a 'clique' in the school, I must not be in it, because I have yet to experience that type of thing at Nativity. Excellent education at an excellent school.
Nativity is a great school academically, however I had to pull my daughter out of the school due to her being bullied and the school's lack of concern for her well being.
This school is great. My daughters are in the 8th grade and ahs been here for nine years. It's a very safe enviorment and they learn stuff way ahead of students in public school. The junior high has a great atmosphere. THe 8th grade thinks of the Kindergarten as their little siblings. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL!
As an alumni of this school and a parent of a current Nativity student, I can honestly say that I am very pleased with the quality of education my daughter is receiving. She is excelling in all of her classes and is far more advanced in her reading and math skills than her public school peers. She enjoys her Nativity family and I look forward to another great school year.
My child is in Kindergarten this year and has grown so much that I need to commend this school. The teachers, staff and principal are so down to earth but have provided such a caring, disciplined and academic environment. The parent volunteers are amazing people. My response is, 'I think of it as 'hours of involvement'! My child sees that education is important and that 'being around' to help shows that I care about her education.' This school is valuable to the community and I'd like to highly recommend it to all families considering a quality education.
Both of my daughters have attended Nativity School, with the oldest having attended for four years. I am very happy with our choice. The teachers are dedicated, loving and kind, and the faculty is like a family. I have tremendous respect for the new principal as an educator and a Christian role model for the students. The level of parental involvement and input into school decisionmaking has increased dramatically since he came to the school last year. Although the class sizes are often larger than I would like, my children seem to get plenty of individual attention from the teachers and staff. There are opportunities for extracurricular activities in sports, music, scouting and academics. A very good school - I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good religious and moral foundation for their children as well as a strong academic base.
Torrance's Nativity Catholic School is truly the best! Their Principal, teachers, staff and curriculum are excellent. We have two children. One is throughly enjoying 4th grade and has been there since kindergarten. Every staff member is easily accessible and very responsive. The Principal effectively communicates all school activities weekly in a written multipage newsletter... Parent Board, Parental, and Church Community support and participation are exemplary. The school's perimeter is secured by a high fence and their security and safety processes are paramount. We also have one child who's a Nativity Grad and is now serving as President of the Student Board in one of the top HS in California, California Academy of Math and Science. The Nativity Catholic School goal is to enable each student to fulfill his/her purpose in life, namely to know, love, and serve God.
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