Nativity of Mary School provides a Catholic education that fosters academic excellence and spiritual growth while preparing students to become responsible citizens in a global society
• PreK-8 Catholic School
Who We Are
Nativity of Mary is an accredited Catholic parochial school offering preschool through eighth grade, with an average class size conducive to meaningful learning
For more than 50 years, Nativity of Mary School has been providing students with a superior educational learning experience. We believe real success is achieved when gospel values are made a routine part of our children's development.
The nurturing of personal faith, high academic standards and outstanding extracurricular opportunities have always been the cornerstones of Nativity of Mary School. Our state-certified teaching staff is committed to providing students with opportunities for spiritual, academic, physical and social growth.
• The Nativity school day is from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Enrollment: 340 (approximate)
• Average Classroom Size: 17
• Student progress reviewed at trimester and mid-trimester reports
• Parents and students can check grades online
• Students participate in athletics through the South Side Youth Organization
• Busing is free to students living in Bloomington
• Extended day program, Creative Clubhouse available
• Tuition assistance available
• Support from Nativity of Mary, St. Bonaventure & St. Edwards parishes
Why Choose Nativity of Mary
With about 16-19 students in any of our classrooms, our teachers are able to address the individual needs of each child. They maintain high expectations for students and encourage them to discover their creativity and unique talents.
Spiritual, personal and character development
The joyful, and faith-centered environment in our schools enriches and enlivens the minds, hearts, and souls of our children. Grounded in the Gospel message, we believe the development of values and character rival academic rigor in creating a successful life. Self-discipline and kindness are readily evident in the classroom and hallways of our school. And together, faculty and students explore the Catholic faith through daily prayer and participation in the Mass, retreats, and services.
An ingredient you can always count on in our school is caring. Students thrive in our community because it is invested in their growth and development.
About Nativity of Mary School
Nativity of Mary School is the parish school of Nativity of Mary Church and is also supported by St. Bonaventure and St. Edwards Catholic churches in Bloomington and by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.