"We are best known for high achievement, service and our fine arts program"
Students enrolled 351
Hours 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
School leader Mrs Terri Rodriguez
Transportation options Yes
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Preschool capacity no info
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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3310 South Meadow Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46239

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4 stars
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April 30, 2014
I must say that I could not have picked a better school for my children. I have seen multiple improvements since we enrolled our oldest child back in 2007. We have three children and are so pleased with the teachers, the curriculum and the community environment. There is a saying, "It takes a village to raise a child" well there isn't a better village out there then Nativity Catholic School. I feel that my children are safe, well-educated and cared for while at school. Our youngest child will graduate from Nativity in 2025. We have a few years invested in this school and have several more to go. We look forward to each and every year to come as we see the great love and dedication the staff has for a Catholic Education. Thank you Terri Bianchini and your staff for the amazing education you provide for our children.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
My children LOVE Nativity. The teachers are incredible! My kids can't wait to go to school every day!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
My oldest daughter (7th grade) has attended Nativity since 2nd grade (we moved her from a public school that was constantly in transition with teachers and principals) and my youngest (5th grade) has been at Nativity since Kindergarten. I can't say enough good things about the school, the principal, the teachers and our parish priest. When the principal and parish priest stand outside to greet all of the students being dropped off in the morning, you can truly tell how much they care about the students and their education. The school continues to advance through technology in the classrooms to the building of a new science lab this summer. When you see more and more parents that attended Nativity as children enrolling their kids, your confidence grows even more in knowing you selected the right school. I know that my kids will be more than ready for high school when they graduate.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
Nativity Catholic School has enjoyed increasing enrollment in the last few years and there's a good reason why: parents and faculty that care. Whether your child is very strong academically or needs additional instruction to meet their goals, the staff recognizes these needs and work with the parent and child to succeed. Many volunteer opportunities exist at Nativity and you will always see a parent helping with a class, a sports team or fundraising event. That underlines the fact that everyone cares!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
My children love the school, teachers, after school activities and would not want to go anywhere else. Not only are they learning curriculum but about enjoying and understanding their religious studies as well. We love Nativity and Father Pat!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
My son is currently in the 6th grade. I have seen Nativity improve every year since he started kindergarten. I was raised in the Catholic School system, and I am proud to be giving my son a Catholic education.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2012
First off, this is the BEST school my daughter has ever attended! She was in public school since the beginning of her school career until she reached the 7th grade when she came to live with me. Anytime that I tease and ask if she would like to go back to public school, she says, "No Way!". That is good enough for me! The teachers have been extremely supportive of her in her transition and continue to be. Nativity is #1 in my book! God Bless! -Lou Everett

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2012
I continue to be impressed by everything this school has to offer! My children continue to flourish academically, spiritually, emotionally and physically. Nativity has wonderful values, teachers, administration and families.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2012
I couldn't be more pleased choice we made to send our children to Nativity. Some things I have experienced with my kids: *Expectation of good conduct and hard work by students *Interactive learning via online technology for math and reading *Volunteer activities within the school *Older students who mentor younger students *Teachers and staff who care very much about our students *A principal who listens, is caring and is fair *A priest who the students (and parents) adore *A community of friends for students and parents *Christ-centered learning My children continue to 'wow' me with what they learn each and every day in math, reading, specials, but I love when they come home and talk about their faith.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2011
Nativity is a wonderful place to teach. Students are very engaged, parents are very supportive, and faculty members encourage each other to do their best.

- submitted by a teacher
October 29, 2011
An excellent school! I would highly recommend for any parent searching for a school who teaches catholic values integrated into the curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2011
We have 2 children at Nativity Catholic School and could not be happier with our school of choice! Nativity Catholic School provides students wtih a well-rounded Catholic education with its challenging curriculum, state of the art technology, and wonderful fine arts and physical education programs. The academic standards are high and the students are encouraged to reach their highest potential. Students are also encouraged to give back to their community by participating in monthly service projects that help those less fortunate. Nativity Catholic School has strong leadership and an exceptionally talented faculty and staff. As an added bonus the parish priest is a visible presence as he greets students each morning and actively participates in many school events. Sending our children to Nativity Catholic School is worth every penny especially when we hear our preschooler praying grace while playing tea party with her dolls or when we listen to our 2nd grader singing songs he learned from attending weekly class Masses. We cannot imagine our children receiving a better Catholic education in a more caring environment than our school of choice, Nativity Catholic School.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2011
My son has attended Nativity for two years and I have been extremely pleased. He had difficulty learning his letter and sound association in K but his teacher was very caring and attentive to his individual needs. Now in 1st grade and reading with confidence. He calls school his "second family" and absolutely loves it there. He is learning in leaps and bounds and it seems they are helping instill a love of learning every day while challenging the students to learn beyond what they believe is possible. The staff is very helpful and it is clear they truly love the students. The parents are involved and you can tell... what an exceptional group of families, students and staff. Wonderful experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 12, 2011
Nativity Catholic School continues to grow in enrollment, programs, and academic achievement each and every year. In October 2010, Nativity was featured as one of Indianapolis' Best Schools by Indianapolis Monthly. We are ranked as high achieving with high growth in Mathematics by the Indiana Department of Education. We encourage to visit us to see for yourself that Nativity is truly "The School of Choice.

- submitted by a principal
April 23, 2011
I would not sent any of your children to this school. No discipllined is enforced. Save the money and you will be glad you did.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2010
Considering some of the posts here are getting outdated I would just like to state for the record that the technology department at Nativity Catholic School is brand new this year and is state of the art. This is a building wide improvement plan and we have been very busy making sure that we are not simply par with the township schools, but are surpassing the technology found in those schools in every what possible. I strongly believe that the computer lab in our school would be a very familiar sight on most university campus.

- submitted by a teacher
October 10, 2010
This our second year at Nativity and we love it. In addition to being academically challenged, my daughter is learning more about responsibility and accountability. It pleases me to know that Nativity is helping to instill such traits in tandem with my parental efforts at home. Nativity offers an outstanding challenge for students academically. When compared to public schools, I find that Nativity appears to be at least a year ahead. At "Back To School Night", the Principal shared the Nativity ISTEP scores by grade level compared to the state average. Nativity blew the state average away and far surpassed the "average" scores. Again, further justification for me that my daughter is in the perfect school for us. I would not send her anywhere else. I highly recommend Nativity to any prospective parent(s).

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2010
I discovered Nativity when I was looking for a school that provided all day kindergarten. We fell in love with Nativity from the start. The teachers are so invested in the success of the students and their love for teaching shows. There is a strong sense of community at Nativity and the students take pride in their school. The academic expectations and achievements make this school stand out. We have been here 4 years now and I will continue to make sacrifices in other areas if need be in order to continue to send my child to Nativity.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2010
This is our first year at Nativity. We have a 1st & 2nd grader currently enrolled. We have been so impressed with everyone at Nativity. The teachers in 1st & 2nd grade are exceptional. One of the things that surprised me right away was how the entire faculty & staff knew the names of every child. The involvement & continuous accessibility of the Principal & Priest are exceptional. We have experienced true care toward our children and our concerns. We just finished up the Advent & Christmas Season & I can not imagine the thought of my children EVER missing this wonderful time year at a public school again. The everyday presence of Christ in our school is priceless. I was raised in public school & always argued that I had a fine education... I had no idea what I missed until now. Nativity is a blessing to our entire family.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2010
I have put all 4 of my children through Nativity. Currently, 2nd grade - 7th grade. We did public schools for 4 years and then made the switch to Nativity and have been a part of this great community school for 5 years now. My son had difficulty with Adams elementary with the large number of students and the inability of the teacher to give much time to each student. Nativity is small enough, that my children get a lot of personal attention/help. All of the teachers know all of the students so there is accountability at all times. Most of the parents are involved and the teachers freely talk to the parents - this means the children know that we will hear about everything they do! All of my children love this school and are very happy to be a part of something special. Anita and Todd Schneider

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January 05, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2010
Having grown up in a small town, I was a little nervous about putting my children in such a large public school system. My husband and I attend Nativity Church and when it came time to choose a preschool, we stopped looking after we found Nativity School. After five years at the school we couldn't be more pleased. My kids learn everything from respect for themselves and others to the educational subjects - all with the lessons of Christ interwoven. Parents are truly vested in making Nativity the best school and giving their children the best education possible.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2009
I have four children who attend Nativity, from Kindergarten on up through middle school. As a family, we love Nativity, the quality academics, the faith based education, the caring and dedication shown by the faculty, staff, and administration, and the great family atmosphere that exists within the school. I would not trust any other school with the education of my children.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2009
This is our fourth year at Nativity Catholic School. We spent one year in Warren Township schools prior to coming here. We continue to be amazed at the focus on community, academic excellence and faith filled education that Nativity offers. One of my favorite parts of the school is the pairing of younger students with older students - as reading buddies and church partners. It helps the younger kids to feel important and involved and reminds the older students that they are an example to others.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
Nativity offers my kids so much more than just an education. I love the fact that the education they receive is not only faith based, but also is taught with so much love and encourgement from the administration and staff. Not only have my children made wonderful friends through Nativity, but the parents have as well. The focus of community runs strong at Nativity and I am proud to be a part of that community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
One of the best decisions my parents made for me was choosing Nativity Catholic School for my education. For that I am deeply grateful as it was the foundation for my deep faith, successful professional career, understanding of the importance of community and service for others and long-lasting friendships. I am excited to now choose Nativity Catholic School for my children. Some of the things I have appreciated as a parent of a Nativity student include the following: *The positive leadership of our administration *The encouragement of and large participation of parent volunteers *The team effort of faculty, staff & parents to provide the best experience for our students *Inclusion of music, art and physical education in the curriculum *Opportunities for extra-curricular activities including sports, clubs and organizations *Incredible enhancements to our computer/technology area, playground, library/literacy center and cafeteria/lunch program Each day when I pick up my child from school and hear I had a great day at school today I know I ve made the best choice for my children s education and beyond.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2009
My family has been part of this school for 8 years. In the beginning we started out with a good principal then moved on to a principal who did not seem to have our childrens best interest at heart. Last year a new principal joined our school and I knew from our first meeting things were looking brighter. As the year moved on Mrs. Rodriguez proved in words and deeds that she put our children first. Thanks to her and good luck to our returning and new teachers this year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 28, 2009
My children have attended Nativity for the last 4 years and we have been nothing but pleased with this school. My children are not only doing exceptionally well academically, but they are learning about Christ daily, and we cannot get that in our public schools. Our new principal is excellent and has made many wonderful changes to our school. Go Titans!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2009
Our new Principal, Terri Rodriguez has brought so many positive changes in just 1 year that will effect the future of Nativity. She is a great leader and role model for our kids. We've been a part of Nativity for nearly 8 years and wouldn't have it any other way. Catholic based and values are taught that you do not receive outside in township schools. The small school is like a family to us and we wouldn't have it any other way!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2009
Nativity Catholic School is a wonderful school. Although some of the older reviews speak of discipline problems, I have found this to be totally untrue. As a matter of fact, there is very little instances of misconduct that I have seen while visiting the school on numerous occasions. Students are on task in every classroom. While visiting the school, notice the artwork of the students. It is top notch as are the music programs. I have been in many schools during my career and find Nativity to be one of the best!

- submitted by a community member
March 09, 2009
Nativity School provides a wonderful faith-based education to its students. Our family has been members of Nativity for five years. This year has really been exciting, we have been blessed with a wonderful new principal. It's amazing how much our principal, teachers, parents, and students have accomplished this year. Communication has improved, new programs and clubs have been implemented, and the positive energy in the school is contagious. I'm proud to say my children attend Nativity School!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2008
Numerous problems at this school. Discipline is the biggest concern. Uniforms and dress code is the next. Turn over in teachers each year. School does not follow the faith based education it claims. Children are not held accountable for their actions in behavior. I would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2008
I have had a student at Nativity for over 3 years now and was initially disappointed with the previous principal and some of the staff but with the new principal and new additions to the teaching staff I see great strides being made in the overall academic performance of all the students and the classes. The principal has high expectations for both teachers and students in regards to faith, morality, learning, and commumity obligation! There have been many great changes thus far. This is not a rich parish and will not be 'extravagant' in it's surface but when you look to the quality of the education, the commitment of the current parental community and the 'family feeling' that is within the walls of the school and the sports programs, you will find that there a true benefits to becoming a part of the Nativity Family! PreK is now #1on my list!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2008
I have recently experienced their PreSchool and the teacher is terrific! The confidence that the teacher built in my child was a blessing! I feel confident that he will be ready for full day Kindergarten. The school appears to be in a 'rebuilding' phase and adding more positive and updated facilities and equipment. The new principal, seems very committed to the students and the staff and seems to be generating a positive atmosphere for anyone involved. There are currently no identified 'gifted' programs but from what I have discussed with the teachers I am associated with, they provide extra work and small group study with students in their classes to challenge any students who are working above the wrtitten work guidelines. On the other extreme, I have also had experience with the Nativity Resource Teacher and my child excellerated with her help to where he needed to be!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 19, 2008
Our family has been involved in Nativity School for going on our 7th year. There are so many positive changes going on at our school right now! We have a WONDERFUL new principal who has a TON of experience! The kids are all excited, the parents and the teachers! We have alot of friends who are like family to us. We all have made a place in our heart for Nativity. My kids would hate to go anywhere else. They learn about God, how to treat eachother, how to stay positive, learn self discipline as well as getting a great education....We will be here way beyond our children's school years. It is where we belong!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 15, 2008
My family belongs to Nativity Parish and my children attend school at Nativity. This is top of the line school. Teachers are all wonderful and the parents are very envolved in the school. It is not always about having the best sports facilities and'or building it is what goes on inside that matters. Our children are proving to be successfull everyday. Our enrollment is the highest it has ever beenw with 450 students. Parents should remember that you have to be envollved and around the school to be able to give and opinion about wether or not the school is top of the line. Parents who are not envolved with their childrens lives at school shuld not be alowed to comment.

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August 13, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
April 11, 2008
Nativity is not a good school at all. I heard the principal is leaving so that's good. She doesn't take the time to hire good teachers. The teachers there are too easy and think they rule the place. Also, the sports teams are only up and running for only about a month and then they are done. Their seasons are way too short. After they hire a new principal, I think that Nativity will be a better school.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2007
Our family has experienced several schools, both Catholic and Public. We love Nativity, so do our children. First we feel very comfortable and reassured that our children are in a faith-filled environment throughout their day and surrounded for the most part by kids whom share our faith. Second the school is small and everyone knows each other, it is very friendly and welcoming to the children. The academics are very strong and the curriculum strongly emphasizes the basics, phonics, reading,writing, math, etc. In today's world it is easy to get 'caught' up in the technology push and forget that kids need to still learn basics. They don't have an advanced or gifted program, but we've had experience in that at the public school and don't miss it at all! The teachers all seem caring,loving and nurturing. I would recommend this school to any catholic family wanting to pass their faith their children.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2006
Nativity is a school that strives for excellence. I am very happy with the quality of education my child is receiving (especially in the middle school). My son has a learning disability and the teachers are very flexible and ready to help him when he needs it. I have contacted all of the middle school teachers and I worked one on one with them to aid in my son's education. Parental involvement is key. Nativity is a great place for my family.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2006
The extracirricular activities are not as good as other schools in the area. The school has a small amount of students, which makes it easier to help with kids who need extra help. The school goes to church everyday, which is really good. Although the education there is very low quality. The teachers set low standards for responsibility on assignments and homework. This school is just average, not the best.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2006
The Nativity teachers are constantly working on ways to improve education for every learning style. The faculty focuses on the positive attitudes of the students. The students are reminded to treat others the way Christ has taught us. Parents are encouraged to help in the classroom any chance they get. Positive notecards are sent home monthly to let the students know that their hard work in the classroom is appreciated. The children are truly loved by the teachers at Nativity. The teachers set high expectations of the students and help them succeed in meeting them. Nativity is a great school for any child that wants a successful future, especially with Christ.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2006
I sent my children to this school for one year, and then pulled them out.First off, this school has many disciplinary problems that need to be taken care of.Students at this school have done things that should have resulted in expulsion,but for some reason there they let them off easily.The education really needs help as well.Some teachers just tell the students to do a certain amount of work and then just do whatever they want.Some teachers set very low standards for getting in work on time.Bullying is a problem at this school,& I talked to teachers about it,but they did almost nothing to help.There are so many better Catholic schools out there than this one.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2006
I have a kid who graduated from Nativity,and some who still go there.I think that the school is average,and since its so small theres not alot of activities or special programs for talented kids.The primary grades are very good,but as you move onto the middle school,the teachers get worse.Sometimes last year,there would be grade problems,& when I wanted to confront the teacher about this,they never responded to my emails & I dont think that they really care.They have a pretty good athletics team there,but that is about it.Sometimes at that school athletics are taken too seriously & get in the way of academics.I wouldnt recommend this school if you have kids who are smart or have learning disabilites,because they dont have much to offer.I would rate this school a little below average.Thanks & take care.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2005
I pulled my kids out of this school because I did not like it. Some of the teachers were good, but also others were not. The discipline there needs some help badly and I just do not think that they run the school very well. There are no advanced classes there for smarter kids and also the kids there are very rude and most of the time, the bad teachers will do nothing about it. I called once about it, and they did nothing. The time and effort is not worth putting towards this school. This is not the best school out there.

- submitted by a parent
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Nativity School
3310 South Meadow Drive, Indianapolis, IN  46239
(317) 357-1459
Last modified Nativity School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Nativity School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 48 reviews.