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Bloomington, MN
Students enrolled: 306

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9901 East Bloomington Freeway
Bloomington, MN 55420

(952) 881-8160
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February 25, 2015
Nativity is such a great school! My kids love their teachers and classmates. Having 3 kids there, I think I've gotten to know every teacher in the building, and we have yet to find a teacher we didn't love. It's such a warm and friendly environment - worth every penny!

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February 06, 2015
We love this school and the people in it (staff, students and families!) The teachers are very involved and invested in the kids. They even take time to let us know when they had a great day, or struggled with a particular assignment. Class sizes are small, which is super hard to find. My kids feel safe and loved. There were lots of opportunities for them get involved from day one. They have lots of service projects, a great preschool program and a super cool kindergarten camp in the summer that made the first day of K a breeze for our shy son. Definitely worth checking out.

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February 04, 2015
All of my children are currently attending Nativity and we LOVE the school! They come home every day talking about how great the day was. I love that the priest and the principal greet everyone by name every day. I love that my kids' teachers are all compassionate and skilled teachers that go to great lengths to give each child individual help and attention. I love the small class sizes, the technology, the music, art, religion, and service opportunities. I love that my children are growing up surrounded by such nurturing people. The school has a strong focus on loving, caring for, helping, and respecting others. That focus is not only seen in all of the service projects that we participate in, but also in how the families support each other in times of need.

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January 29, 2015
My children currently attend this school. If you are looking at a school there are some important things to know. The principal quality is poor. I've been treated in a dismissive, unfriendly and rude manner by the principal at this site many times. There is little consistency with teacher quality. While some teachers are very hands-on and engaging, others are not. My children have had some teachers who are very caring and others who are difficult and communicate poorly with parents. There is a lot of focus on recruiting and yes, they campaign parents heavily to vote for them for the local papers "best of" issue because they want to point to that. If I were making this decision knowing what I know now I would have spent my money and energy elsewhere.

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January 29, 2015
I can not say enough wonderful things about this school!!! We toured and researched many good schools, but knew after just one visit that Nativity was the right one for our children. We have never once regreted that decision. In fact, we, along with many other families, drive from outside the city to attend every day. The academics are top notch, routinely testing higher than the national average. The small class sizes and individual attention are hard to beat. Every teacher and administrator in the school knows my children well. The prinicipal, teachers and staff take a vested interest in helping each child succeed, while embracing their differences. One of our children has ADD and dyslexia. The teachers identified it early and were able to give them the extra help and confidence they needed to succeed, never once "labeling" them, as I feel often happens.The school has an amazing reading program tailored to kids of all-learning styles. It is very family-centered. Parents are always welcome and encouraged to volunteer. The students routinely participate in community services, learning to think of others. And I love having all my kids togehter in one school preschool-8th grade!!

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January 26, 2015
The school is trying to bury the real reviews from real parents from Sept. to Dec. 2014 about the principal and some teachers in grade 3 & 4. I guess it is easier to close eyes on the real issues and try to ignore them by asking others to post these positive reviews about the school to push the negative ones far down but read them, you may hear these positive reviews are for real but beware. I guess it really shows the mentality of the school, unfortunately, because many of us have experienced retaliation either through our families or child(ren), we feel this is the only way to act that will help us see change...

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January 24, 2015
Son is in 3rd grade, amazing teaching staff. Love the school. I would recommend toeveryone!

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January 15, 2015
My child was part of the preschool program the past two years and now is in kindergarten. The preschool program was fabulous! The teachers were enthusiastic and took the time to get to know my child. They prepared my child and classmates well for kindergarten doing it in fun and meaningful ways. This year my child is doing wonderfully, and I know this is in great part because of the small class size. My child is not just a number in the room. The test scores for the school are high which is one of the reasons I chose this school. I have also been impressed with all that Nativity offers before and after school for students of all ages... many sports, karate, piano, choirs, a musical, childcare, etc. In addition, there are many opportunities for parents and families to stay involved. If you are interested in a new school, I would strongly recommend at least taking a tour!

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August 27, 2014
I am a grandmother who has been very active and interacting with the teachers and staff at Nativity of Mary. Our daughter attended Nativity, married a Nativity Student, and now our grandson is loving the same school. The teachers really give individual time and care to each student, and keep the parent up to date on what they are learning. I attend School Mass every week that I can, and the students amaze me with the respect they show to their teachers and to their peers. When my grandson came home and told me that his whole class had prayed for his deceased mother on the anniversary of her death, I knew he was in the right school!

- submitted by a community member

August 14, 2014
Great school, small class sizes, caring teachers, good parental involvement. really feel like your kid is noticed, supported. couldnt be happier.

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January 24, 2013
The academics are good. The teachers are so very nice. The school building is clean and well-kept. The environment is safe, and class sizes small. The importance and instruction of a truly Catholic Faith are lacking. Of course, the kids get more Religious instruction than they would at a Public school, where there would be zilch. As Catholic parents trying to impart the beauty and grace of the Catholic Faith in all facets of their lives we are concerned about this. They do have Mass once per week as a school. They do get Religion twice per week, but mostly, our children come home from school with "having had no time" to actually do the activity lessons in the classroom, and the Religion is NOT homework to bring back! For our family, we consider this school to be a better environment for our children than the Public schools, but only haltingly recommend--Respect for Life, and a TRUE understanding of our Catholic faith must come from the family--it will NOT end up coming from this school. If you are a "Cafeteria Catholic"--then this is your school.

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March 18, 2009
I am so proud to be a part of the Nativity community. The staff do wonderful things for my children and our family overall. We try to provide a solid foundation based on positive character and morals. Nativity helps fosters and supports what we are tryng to do as parents. I feel listened to when I have concerns from the teachers and principal. At Nativity my children have the opportunities to provide service within not only our local community but our global community. I feel that the environment is safe and nuturing yet pushes my children to challenge one's self to move beyond their comfort level. Their is a strong sense of community at Nativity of Mary.

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October 27, 2008
Teachers and principal very unprofessianal in dealing with parents on safety issues. They are mostly oriented in raising money than partecipating in self esteem and education development of children. I do not reccommend this school!

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September 04, 2006
We can not strongly, loudly or more deeply recommend Nativity of Mary to parents & grandparents who recognize education as one of the only gifts we can ever give to our kids that truly will be with them for rest of their lives. Nativity has not only given our kids an exceptional learning environment, it incorporates and teaches each of the kids the values that will give them the ability to succeed in life, to give to the communities they live in, to be the best possible person God has intended them to be. We have been extremely delighted with the overall learning experience at Nativity. Both of our children 7th & 3rd have had learning issues that have been very well met & accomodated by the staff. To date, the Teachers, Pastor & Staff have been an awesome group to work with! We are blessed to be apart of this community!

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April 01, 2005
My son and daughter have thrived at Nativity. They are both very different individuals, and the teachers have brought out the best in them. We were in public schools in Bloomington for a while and were disappointed. The principal at Nativity works very hard to understand and respond to the issues of the parents, teachers and students. The teachers are able to focus on each student because of the small class size. Last year, the facilities were updated and are beautiful (and air conditioned!). I really feel the religious education has helped ground both of my children and augments the moral principles we try to teach at home. I can't say enough good things about Nativity - I feel very fortunate my children are able to attend school there.

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February 19, 2005
I cannot say enough great things about Nativity. My daughter is in her first year there and she has a mild form of dyslexia and her teacher picked up on it and she has received so much help. I have also been given so much information to help her. Nativity has a great feeling of community also, every child feels accpeted. My daughter has really come into her own there. She will be there until she graduates.

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January 23, 2004
My son had some learning disabilities and received little or no help. The school is not equiped with any type of remedial teachers. The teaching is geared to the child who is a self starter and learns easily. The teaching is directed to the brightest children in the class and strugglers are left on their own. Also, with the school being small cliques are a fact of life. It can be difficult for the children not part of the clique. After putting two children through the school I would think twice about doing it. The education was just OK and I felt not really worth the money. Both of my kids have blossomed academically and socially since attending public HS.

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November 05, 2003
I have a child who is currently attending Nativity and I feel with her shyness that she would get left behind but her teachers have made sure that everyone is recognized. Also, with the small class sizes everyone gets lots of individual attention. The curriculums are carefully selected by the teachers and principle. Nativity is an Acredited school. They worked hard on the acredidation last year and are continuing with the hard work to keep up with the award. I believe the teachers at Nativity are there for the students and recognize when a student needs help or special attention. There are so many parents who volunteer their time to help out at school whether it be in the lunch room, library or being room parents. It's great fun to see your child in school and how they interact with the other kids. It's absolutely great and I personally love it.

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Nativity Of Mary School
9901 East Bloomington Freeway, Bloomington, MN  55420
(952) 881-8160
Last modified Nativity Of Mary School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Nativity Of Mary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top