6:45 a.m. Before-school care begins
8:00 a.m. School day begins
2:45 p.m. Dismissal
5:30 p.m. After-school care ends
The Nativity B.V.M. Finance Committee, in conjunction with the Parish staff, wishes to reiterate the established policy concerning subsidy of our young people at Nativity B.V.M. Elementary School and St. Patrick High School. In order for students to receive subsidized tuition at either school, the following must be adhered to:
Nativity B.V.M. Elementary School, part of Nativity B.V.M. Cathedral Parish, serves the children of the Gulf Coast area. As a Catholic school, we strive to help our students develop into fully integrated human persons who are creative and Christ-centered. In an environment of love, prayerfulness, justice, and peace, we provide a high quality education that has, as its goal, the development of each child’s spiritual, intellectual, aesthetic, social, psychological, and physical capabilities.
Nativity B.V.M. is one of the State accredited elementary schools administered by the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi. Its history connects with that of Sacred Heart Academy, which began in 1875, under the direction of the Sisters of Mercy. By 1956, Biloxi had more children than Sacred Heart Academy could accommodate, so the newly constructed Nativity B.V.M. Elementary School opened its doors to 600 students in Kindergarten through Grade 6.
Nativity B.V.M. School accepts Catholic students from Nativity B.V.M. Parish as well as other parishes, including Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, Keesler AFB, Our Mother of Sorrows, and St. Michael’s. New families, who provide verification of membership in Nativity B.V.M. Cathedral parish, will be allowed to register one day prior to the regular open registration dates. Students of other faiths are accepted on a space available basis.
“I believe that what makes Nativity B.V.M. School so special is the family atmosphere that we encourage and experience each day. Our pastor, faculty, and staff work together with the parents and families to respond to the needs of each child in the best way possible. Older children look out for younger children and see this as both a privilege and a responsibility. At Nativity, we believe in educating the whole child…mind, body, and spirit.”
~Sister Mary Jo Mike, OSF
NATIVITY SCHOOL FOUNDATION
The purpose of the Nativity School Foundation is to preserve one of Biloxi’s vital educational institutions and city treasures – Nativity BVM Elementary School, which has continuously produced community leaders for generations. Nativity BVM accepts students of all faiths and provides superior educational opportunities in a Christian framework. For information on how you can support Nativity B.V.M. Elementary School through the Foundation, please visit the Foundation website.
Lenten dinners will be held at Nativity B.V.M. Elementary School on Fridays during Lent beginning March 10th through April 7th. Dinners will be available from 2:45 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., dine in or take out. To pre-order meals or for more information please contact the school.
$3,000 MONTHLY RAFFLE
Tickets are now on sale for the 2016-2017 raffle. The first drawing will be held on September 1st. For more information or to purchase a ticket, please contact any Nativity B.V.M. Elementary School parent, call the school office at 432-2269, or purchase online HERE! Purchasers have 10 chances to win $3,000!
For more information please call the school office at 228-432-2269 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.