Nativity Prep Academy

College Starts Here
2755 55th Street, San Diego, CA 92105
Central San Diego

Your children can excel at Nativity Prep Academy

2755 55th Street
San Diego, CA 92105

Phone: (619) 544-9455

Nativity Prep Academy seeks to break the cycle of poverty for low-income students who will be the first in their families to graduate from college. We provide an individualized, 21st century learning environment that supports their total growth. We offer 1-to-1 Chromebooks, an extended day, extended year, scholarships for high school, and a comprehensive college access program for our students and graduates.

Mr. Elijah Bonde, Principal

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Outside the Classroom

We offer clubs and activities including: Arts and Crafts, Theater, Choir, Technology, Robotics, Associated Student Body (ASB), Yearbook

Our Competitive Spirit

We offer athletics including: Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball

Our Learning Environment

Our learning environment features: Library, Computer Lab, Science Lab, Blacktop Activity Area

We are all created equal.

We have served students gifted with: English as a Second Language

Let's make it work.

Nativity Prep Academy is a tuition-free school, but admission is limited to families that qualify financially for the Free/Reduced Lunch program and students that represent the first generation in their families to graduate from college.

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“Tip-Off” Catholic Schools Week at USD Men’s Basketball Game on January 26

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Class of 2014 is 100% College Bound

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NPA Photography Exhibition with Outside the Lens in Liberty Station

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Celebrating National Pi Day

Today in math class, our students learned about the infinite number Pi, which appears in patterns all throughout our world. After a brief overview by Ms. Odioso and Mrs. Trojnar, the students formed teams of two to measure the circumference and diameter of circular objects around campus.

Divide any circle’s circumference by its diameter; the answer (whether for a pie plate or a planet) is always approximately 3.14, a number we represent with the Greek letter π. Thank you to Mrs. Mary Meigs for bringing in pies for the students to measure and enjoy as a treat after the class exercise.
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Celebrating National Pi Day

Today in math class, our students learned about the infinite number Pi, which appears in patterns all throughout our world.  After a brief overview by Ms. Odioso and Mrs. Trojnar, the students formed teams of two to measure the circumference and diameter of circular objects around campus.  

Divide any circle’s circumference by its diameter; the answer (whether for a pie plate or a planet) is always approximately 3.14, a number we represent with the Greek letter π.  Thank you to Mrs. Mary Meigs for bringing in pies for the students to measure and enjoy as a treat after the class exercise.

As we start our season of Lent, we share this reflection excerpted from My Catholic Life.

“Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40

Who is that “least brother?” It’s interesting that Jesus specifically points to the person considered the least, as opposed to a more general statement that includes all people. Why not say, “Whatever you do to others…?” This would include all whom we serve. But instead Jesus pointed to the least brother. Perhaps this should be seen, especially, as the most sinful person, the weakest, the most gravely ill, the incapacitated, the hungry and the homeless, and all those who have pronounced needs in this life.

The most beautiful and touching part about this statement is that Jesus identifies Himself with the person in need, the “least” of all. By serving those in special need, we are serving Jesus. But for Him to be able to say that, He has to be intimately united with these people. And by showing such an intimate connection to them, Jesus reveals their infinite dignity as persons.

Prayer:
Dear Lord, I do understand and believe that You are present, in hidden form, in the weakest of the weak, the poorest of the poor and in the sinner in our midst. Help me to diligently seek You out in each and every person I encounter, especially those in most need. As I find You, may I love You and serve You with my whole heart. Jesus, I trust in You.
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As we start our season of Lent, we share this reflection excerpted from My Catholic Life.

“Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”  Matthew 25:40

Who is that “least brother?”  It’s interesting that Jesus specifically points to the person considered the least, as opposed to a more general statement that includes all people.  Why not say, “Whatever you do to others…?”  This would include all whom we serve.  But instead Jesus pointed to the least brother.  Perhaps this should be seen, especially, as the most sinful person, the weakest, the most gravely ill, the incapacitated, the hungry and the homeless, and all those who have pronounced needs in this life.

The most beautiful and touching part about this statement is that Jesus identifies Himself with the person in need, the “least” of all.  By serving those in special need, we are serving Jesus.  But for Him to be able to say that, He has to be intimately united with these people.  And by showing such an intimate connection to them, Jesus reveals their infinite dignity as persons.

Prayer:
Dear Lord, I do understand and believe that You are present, in hidden form, in the weakest of the weak, the poorest of the poor and in the sinner in our midst.  Help me to diligently seek You out in each and every person I encounter, especially those in most need.  As I find You, may I love You and serve You with my whole heart.  Jesus, I trust in You.

Please join us this Friday, March 8 as we celebrate mass in loving memory of Dr. Richard Kelly. A reception will follow mass. ... See MoreSee Less

Please join us this Friday, March 8 as we celebrate mass in loving memory of Dr. Richard Kelly. A reception will follow mass.

In order to promote early literacy among our families, we hosted our first story time for the younger siblings of our students. A group of 6th graders helped plan the Dr. Seuss themed story time, which featured students reading in English and Spanish, songs by Mrs. Katie Brady, a craft, and snacks. All children in attendance received a free book to build their home libraries. ... See MoreSee Less

In order to promote early literacy among our families, we hosted our first story time for the younger siblings of our students. A group of 6th graders helped plan the Dr. Seuss themed story time, which featured students reading in English and Spanish, songs by Mrs. Katie Brady, a craft, and snacks. All children in attendance received a free book to build their home libraries.

 

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Good job

Thanks NPA to promote early literacy 📚📚📚

♥️ We loved the Spanish story 📚

Please help us celebrate the life of Dr. Richard Kelly, a fervant champion of education and advocate for students.

Friday, March 8 at 11:30 am
Reception to follow mass
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Please help us celebrate the life of Dr. Richard Kelly, a fervant champion of education and advocate for students.

Friday, March 8 at 11:30 am
Reception to follow mass

 

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Oh wow

You were one of a kind, Dr. Kelly. RIP

Rest in Peace, Sir.

It's Thankful Thursday! Today, we're especially thankful to Derek Hanson for organizing a sports equipment drive for Nativity Prep. Through the generous support of his network, there was enough equipment to not only re-supply our schools' inventory but to send students home with new sporting goods. Nativity Prep's entire golf team went home with new clubs and balls! Thanks Derek! ... See MoreSee Less

Its Thankful Thursday! Today, were especially thankful to Derek Hanson for organizing a sports equipment drive for Nativity Prep. Through the generous support of his network, there was enough equipment to not only re-supply our schools inventory but to send students home with new sporting goods. Nativity Preps entire golf team went home with new clubs and balls! Thanks Derek!

 

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Excelente!!! Gracias Derek Hanson 😇 mi hija Helsy Juarez fue a Nativity Prep Academy y es una escuela que motiva mucho a los estudiantes, gracias a los profesores y sin duda a los Patrocinadores, 👌👏👏👏

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1 month ago

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A great offer from one of our partners at Nativity Prep.PLEASE SHARE WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW......Our next FREE cardiac screening will be this Sunday, February 10 from 9am to 3pm for teens ages 12 to 25 years old at Westview High School 13500 Camino Del Sur, San Diego 92129. Please don't wait and remember that just because your child looks healthy it doesn't mean that their heart is healthy. This is my Eric just a few weeks before he left us. Does he look sick to you?
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A great offer from one of our partners at Nativity Prep.

It is with a heavy heart that we let our community know of the passing of Dr. Richard "Dick" Kelly. Dr. Kelly helped found Nativity Prep Academy and served as the first Chair Board of Trustees. Recently, he was honored as an inaugural member of Nativity Prep's Magi Circle for sharing the gifts of countless hours of volunteer time, his encouragement, his leadership and his expertise. Maria (Centanni) Power said about Dr. Kelly that “his career was all about creating spaces for others to succeed”.

Services will be held on Saturday, February 9 at 11:00 am at All Hallows Catholic Church – 6602, La Jolla Scenic Drive South, La Jolla, 92037. A reception for everyone will immediately follow in the parish hall.

Dr. Kelly's obituary: www.nativityprep.org/dr-richard-dick-kelly-obituary-services/
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It is with a heavy heart that we let our community know of the passing of Dr. Richard Dick Kelly. Dr. Kelly helped found Nativity Prep Academy and served as the first Chair Board of Trustees. Recently, he was honored as an inaugural member of Nativity Preps Magi Circle for sharing the gifts of countless hours of volunteer time, his encouragement, his leadership and his expertise. Maria (Centanni) Power said about Dr. Kelly that “his career was all about creating spaces for others to succeed”.

Services will be held on Saturday, February 9 at 11:00 am at All Hallows Catholic Church – 6602, La Jolla Scenic Drive South, La Jolla, 92037.  A reception for everyone will immediately follow in the parish hall.  

Dr. Kellys obituary: https://www.nativityprep.org/dr-richard-dick-kelly-obituary-services/

 

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Dr. Kelly was an amazing human being ... he is remembered every day with love. Such a wonderful roll-model & positive influence in the lives of those who knew him. He will be missed dearly. 🙏🏻❤️

We remember him from Uni, he will be missed!

Our condolences to his family. May he Rest In Peace. Remember him from the Uni days...

He is a man that we can all feel honored to have shared a space in life with. Thank you Dr. Kelly.

Thank you, Dr. Kelly, for your years of good counsel, friendship, and humor. All gifts that I hope I can carry forward.

Descanse en Paz!🙏🏼

Such an amazing man ..Dr.Kelly certainly touched so many lives ..The Abell Family will never forget him ❤️ May he Rest In Peace...

any time pope francis wants to initiate the canonization process i will be glad to chime in.

So sorry to hear this. RIP as he will be missed.

RIP

May he rest in peace!🙏

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2 months ago

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Nativity Prep celebrated Catholic Schools week by recognizing the individuals that make our mission possible. We had appreciation days for our students, volunteers, parents, teachers/staff and our campus facilities. The week concluded with a delicious meal provided by our parent community for our teachers and staff (pictured). ... See MoreSee Less

Nativity Prep celebrated Catholic Schools week by recognizing the individuals that make our mission possible. We had appreciation days for our students, volunteers, parents, teachers/staff and our campus facilities. The week concluded with a delicious meal provided by our parent community for our teachers and staff (pictured).
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