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705 East Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL 33511

(813) 689-3395
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January 14, 2015
I love this school very much the only negative thing is the class size....over crowded ...

- submitted by a parent

December 18, 2014
A Students Review: This school has a wonderful academic program. The teachers try their best to discipline and are VERY sweet, and kind. The only issue is the "bad kids." I feel like their holding the rest of my class "back." They're very annoying and whenever they behave badly I feel like the teacher MUST attend and stop them. Possibly more classes? Maybe putting "advanced" and "need-help" separated. In Spanish we seperate the room to "Under Stand" and "Need Help" Besides this fully honestly I love this school and going to a different one would not be needed. I'm happy I crossed paths with this school and everyone in it. I made friends I known for literally forever now. I love this school and everyone in it. COUGARSFTW!!!

- submitted by a community member

November 02, 2014
Terrible! I sent my kids here thinking a private education would be better than public. Well, I am about to pull them out of this school and send them BACK to public school. Like the previous commenter, we have 37 kids in one second grade class. Not only that, but the teacher leaves an hour early each day to go pick up her own kids! The curriculum is AWFUL. My second grader is doing math that literally a four-year-old could do easily. The teachers are noncommunicative, and if you have meetings with the administration they are defensive and ridiculous. The principal is leaving after this school year, though, so maybe things will get better. I know my kids won't be the guinea pigs! My fourth grader has 33 in his class. Last year in public school he only had 17! They promised me they could provide gifted education - that is a bald-faced LIE. They have no individualization of curriculum like the administration likes to say. Classes are so overcrowded they are a fire hazard. Oh, and did I forget to mention the lack of internet? Yeah, the entire computer system was not installed until THREE WEEKS after school started! Teachers had NO email. I heard they cap class size at FIFTY!!! Beware!

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2014
Zero stars. Would NOT recommend. Overcrowded classrooms, and inferior, secular (COMMON CORE) curriculum are reason alone to steer away from Nativity. The overwhelming reason to avoid is the incompetent administration that is hostile toward families through its use of zero tolerance policies and non-communication with parents. There is a mass exodus of long time families over this. This USED TO BE the best school in town. Get your precious children OUT of this inferior institution. If you are looking for a classic, CATHOLIC curriculum, the best alternative in Brandon is Cutting Edge Learning Academy, or home school.

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2014
Love our teachers every year, they are the best! Class sizes are the biggest dissatisfied for parents. Each year the class size creeps up a few. This year my daughters 2nd grade class has 37 students which is ridiculous.

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September 07, 2012
My daughter just started at Nativity this year in middle school. She thinks the teachers are great and really care about the students. She feels right at home after only 3 weeks. Can't imagine a better place to have my daughter during these important formative years.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2012
My children attend Nativity and I cannot imagine them going anywhere else. This school combines high academic standards with morals and values. It is a beautiful thing to watch your children grow spiritually and emotionally as well as intellectually. There are outstanding teachers at this school that are not afraid to get their hands dirty. Their daily lessons are filled with hands on, out of the box ideas that get kids moving and thinking. Nativity has tremendous support from the parents and the church community which gives it a true community feel. All parents are encouraged to be highly involved.

- submitted by a parent

May 11, 2012
A faith filled loving community where a strong academic program challenges the children's intellectual abilities and stimulates their interest in learning. My two children look forward to school every morning. They feel secure and happy at Nativity, their second home

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March 22, 2012
This is the worst school ever, i was a student last year and left because it was so unorganized and the teachers had no control over the class, the kids could just do what ever they wanted. Another problem is that there are 40 kids in one class so we learn almost nothing and the teachers wasted lots of time on almost everything. I would rather not be educated then go to Nativity :)

- submitted by a community member

March 10, 2012
The class sizes are a problem. Although the teachers are extremely caring, dedicated and hard working they can not effectively teach when confronted with so many children with a variety of needs and levels of understanding. Discipline is also an issue. The "good kids" are used as buffers to calm the "bad kids". The last principal was not an effective administrator and under her supervision, or lack thereof, Nativity has been consistently sinking from an excellent school to only an average one. It is my hope that the next principal chosen will be able to salvage what remains and bring the school back to its former glory. They need to challenge those students who are not being intellectually stimulated, address discipline issues strictly and swiftly, enforce the rules, and encourage all to achieve their best.

- submitted by a parent

February 07, 2012
High student teacher ratio. Very disciplined and structured in culture both church and scool, classroom structure and cirriculum and administration.

- submitted by a parent

November 13, 2011
Wonderful, energetic and loving teachers....still have a problem with the class sizes (36 students.) So many great ways for young and old students to interact and show leadership and build on their character and Christian values but I am not sure academically that it is the school it once was.

- submitted by a parent

October 24, 2011
My children have attended Nativity the past 2 years. My children span the range from bright to average, special needs to independent. They have all been treated lovingly from the moment they expressed an interest in the school. Sure, the class size is large, but they are loved and taught in the foundation of Christian faith. My child with special needs was met with help and assistance as needed, but allowed us as parents to be involved in deciding what was best. My children have flourished. Coming from a school where they weren't valued as Children of God, their self-esteem has sky-rocketed. Academically, it is right on par with other schools. I am grateful we found Nativity!

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2011
I went to Nativity Catholic School from K - 8th. It is truly a great school filled with faith filled teachers and a great philosophy on education. I felt the teachers really cared about me when I went to school there. I loved Nativity so much; I felt it calling me back. I am now a teacher at Nativity and feel the same love and warmth. It is important for me to continue to portray to my students the same feeling and atmosphere I grew up in. This school is filled with love, patience, and compassion. When a student doesn t understand, we teach it a different way so that they can. Every student is important because they are a child of God and we believe that and want them to as well!

- submitted by a teacher

September 12, 2011
I just read about the 50th anniversary for Nativity Catholic School. This prompted me to think back on my children's early years in school. They have both been admitted into their college of choice and I can say without a doubt the foundation they received while attending Nativity for eleven years was well worth the sacrafice. The education and faith experience they received at Nativity prepared them well for honors and AP classes in High School which not doubt was important when completing their college applications. As a parent I found it extrememly easy to get involved in school and parish activities and still consider Nativity my home. Thank you Nativity for your contribution to the wonderful, respeful, respected young adults my children have become.

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2011
My three children have gone to Nativity for the last two years. The extremely large class sizes are a huge issue not only for a child who struggles and needs extra support but also for the child who is in need of additional work to challenge and excel them forward. The basic philosophy at Nativity is also a problem. Bullying is an issue and is not taken care of. The bullied child is left to fend for themselves and suffer the consequences later. Furthermore, some housekeeping of the staff needs to be done as one of my children was verbally abused and manhandled as a behavior tactic. Upon confronting the teacher of this I was ignored until it was brought to administrations attention and then we only received an appology out of the simple fact that they were "caught". I wouldn't send my children here again even if it was free. I feel parents need to have the information needed in making a sound decision concerning where they put their precious children day after day. I wish I had had that opportunity. Now we are dealing with the reprecussions of a child who hates school and thinks he will be treated this way other places. There are better options in the area.

- submitted by a parent

October 21, 2010
My child transfered from another local Catholic school and it's like night and day. The leadership at Nativity is professional, competent and really works hard to make this a great school.

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2009
High participation by all parents. Teachers great and use of technology is stellar.

- submitted by a parent

August 16, 2007
A lot of parents send their children to Parochial schools because most parochial schools are connected to a church. The parochial school usually includes teaching their particular faith & religion in their curriculum & daily activities of the students. NATIVITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL does a wonderful job of teaching this & NATIVITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL does a great job of teaching morals, ethics and respect outside the religious aspect. Students, Parents, Teachers & Staff, Clergy and others are continually striving by participating, supporting & actively involving themselves in making NATIVITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL a great place to be educated right here & now and for future generations. I whole hardly RECOMMEND this school!

- submitted by a parent

February 24, 2007
Very large class sizes which make for a rigid environment particularly in the upper grades. There is not a lot of teacher/parent interaction and students who struggle will need a lot of outside of school help.

- submitted by a parent

October 12, 2006
My 4 year old loves this school and the staff really makes you feel welcome.

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September 15, 2006
This school is the Best! They make the school fun for both the children and adults. I insist that you take your child to this school.

- submitted by a student

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Nativity Catholic School
705 East Brandon Boulevard, Brandon, FL  33511
(813) 689-3395
Last modified Nativity Catholic School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Nativity Catholic School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top