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St Mary Nativity School

Private | PK-8 | 232 students


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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $110,100. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $830.

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Posted January 4, 2014

Wonderful teachers, staff, and parent family. That perfect small class size school where your child gets tons of special attention. The teachers really work we'll together to give your child the best education possible. Homemade lunches and special events for students. All the fun extras are still here! Halloween parties with a haunted house, real treats for the kids! All the special little extras that most schools have taken away are still here. A ++++++
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Posted April 10, 2010

St. Mary Nativity is tremendous. The faculty and principal are very caring and offer a fun environment for learning. Students excel. My son was very well prepared for high school. He tested for advanced placement in several subjects. It is really a tremendous place.
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Posted October 15, 2009

Saint Mary Nativity is a school which offers a top notch education and a nuturing enviroment for all its students. It has caring teachers who not only give a great education but also treat each child like they are truly special. It offers a curriculum thats unbeatable, an excellent sport and fitness program, and a very spiritual atmosphere. Any child is lucky to be able to attend such an awesome school.
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Posted October 9, 2009

St. Mary Nativity School provides children with an outstanding Catholic education. The teachers and staff are committed in providing a sound foundation in learning. The support of parents is amazing. The students are great and are excited to learn. There is so much interaction among everyone at St. Mary Nativity School that it is a second family. From the first steps children take through the door until their graduation, St. Mary Nativity School has prepared them for the future.
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Posted October 6, 2009

They have a great staff who go out of their way to help students in need and to make learning interesting and fun.
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Posted December 6, 2006

St. Mary Nativity was a great school. As a former graduate, I loved how personal it was. The class sizes were small, so you knew everyone and the teachers. The only downside is having to go to a larger school, but other than that St. Mary Nativity is a great school to attend.
—Submitted by a former student

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 44% 51%
Hispanic 41% 24%
Black 15% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Larry White
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  • Roman catholic
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  • Diocese of Joliet
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702 North Broadway Street
Joliet, IL 60435
Phone: (815) 722-8515


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