School Details

Nativity Catholic School

705 E Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 689-3395
NR

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 18 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Nativity Catholic School is a private middle school in Brandon.Students here are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Nativity Catholic School is 18:1. Mann Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% %
Asian 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 74% %
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 13% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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

  • (2 years ago)

    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 )

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

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

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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!

  • (3 years ago)

    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!

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    High participation by all parents. Teachers great and use of technology is stellar.

  • (7 years ago)

    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!

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

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

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

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