Philosophy And Mission

Our Philosophy at Nativity Catholic School

Nativity is a faith community in the Catholic tradition. We strive to build community in our school, families, parish, and neighborhood. We exist as an extension of the family and offer our students a quality education within a positive atmosphere of cooperation, concern, and caring. Nativity School stresses the gospel message as a way of life and a basis for responsible decision making. We value the family and recognize that parents are the primary educators of their children. We value the dignity of each individual, as a child of God.

Our Mission

To educate and prepare the whole child within a nurturing environment based on Catholic values and beliefs in order that the child may become a responsible and active member of the Church and society.


Nativity School is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA). WCEA accredits Catholic elementary and secondary schools in nine western states (26 (arch) dioceses) and the US Territory of Guam. WCEA co-accredits and is in partnership with three Regional agencies (WASC, NAAS, NCA) and two private agencies (CAIS and HAIS). WCEA began in 1957 in San Francisco and has a long and successful history of assisting school improvement through the accreditation process.