Admissions FAQ

There is a good chance you’ll find an answer to your question(s) about admissions here. Please call or send us a message if you have additional questions.

Kindergarten through grade 8

A child must be at least 5 years old by August 1 to enter kindergarten for the upcoming school year. Nativity School does not admit students younger than 5 years old for early entrance/early admission to kindergarten.

Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m.

No yellow bus service is available for our students, but Metro cards are offered for older students who live more than one mile away from school.

Families can apply for financial assistance from the Crescent Parishes. You can find more information here. Nativity participates in the Ed Choice Program sponsored by the State of Ohio. More information about Ed Choice can be found here or by calling the school office 513.458.6767.

Students can purchase a complete hot lunch or bring their own lunch. Milk and fruit juices are available to purchase in the cafeteria, as well as some snacks. More information can be found here.

Average class size is 20-23 students. The maximum number of students per class is 25 in Kindergarten and 30 in grades 1 through 8.

Yes, your son will wear navy pants and white or light blue shirts. Your daughter (Grades K-6) will wear a plaid jumper and white shirt or (Grades 6-8) she will wear a plaid skirt and white shirt. You can find more information here.

Contact the school office at 513.458.6767 for additional information or to receive application forms.
You can also fill out this form to get our enrollment mailing list.
Applications for new students at Nativity School will be accepted from February 1 to May 15th.

Please see financial assistance for more information about tuition and financial assistance.

There is a $100.00 per student application fee which is non-refundable if you decide not to send your child to Nativity.

You are asked to submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate and baptismal certificate with the application forms. If you are applying for grades one through eight you must also submit a copy of your son’s/daughter’s most recent report card and most recent standardized test scores.

If you are applying for admission into Kindergarten, your child must attend Kindergarten Round-Up in the spring. This is an opportunity for your son/daughter to become familiar with the Kindergarten staff and for you to meet with the principal to learn more about Nativity. Because incoming Kindergarten students come from a variety of preschools, Round Up enables our teachers to obtain information about the skill level of the incoming students that will enable them to plan for the start of school.
Transfer students (Grades 1-8) are given a reading and math assessment. They are also given a writing prompt from which they are asked to provide a spontaneous writing sample. The purpose of the test is to get to know your child’s talents and abilities and to be sure that Nativity can meet their educational needs.
When considering the application of a student transferring to Nativity, we look for a student who is working at or above grade level as measured by the Gates-McGinite Reading Test and the Comprehensive Math Inventory. If your son/daughter is serious about education and has your support, he/she will find that Nativity offers many opportunities to excel in academics, the arts, and athletics. Our students’ achievement as measured by the Iowa Test of Basic Skills and our students’ achievement on the high school entrance tests provide solid evidence that Nativity students do well. If your son/daughter understands the value of an education and is willing to work hard, Nativity can be just the right place.

After all required application forms, application fee, copies of report card and test scores and birth and baptismal certificates have been submitted, the entrance test or Kindergarten Roundup will be scheduled. Test results will be reviewed along with all other information, and we will send you a letter about a week later.

Call the school office 513.458.6767 to schedule a tour and / or a meeting with the principal, Mr. Jeff Warren.