every child achieves more

St. Mary Nativity prepares students for a lifetime of achievement.
Together we work toward building an outstanding faith-based
curriculum where each student can reach their full potential.

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Welcome to St. Mary Nativity School


St. Mary Nativity Catholic School offers classes for preschool through grade eight. St. Mary Nativity School has received numerous rewards for its mathematics and science curriculum and nationally acclaimed physical education program. St. Mary Nativity community provides a safe environment where each individual is respected as a child of God. Each student is encouraged to develop a life-long learning, academic excellence, and respect for the uniqueness of self and others.

  • 3 and 4 year-old Preschool, Prekindergarten, all-day Kindergarten, grade 1-8
  • Extended Daycare available Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
  • Register today by visiting St. Mary Nativity School or by calling 815-722-8518
  • Enroll today and discover St. Mary Nativity School - Where Every Child Achieves More

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We've got it all, subjects from English to science and everything in between

St. Mary Nativity School adheres to the State of Illinois and the Joliet Diocesan guidelines regarding the subjects taught and the time allotments for each subject. Subjects include religion, language arts (English, reading, phonics), handwriting, mathematics, social studies (history, geography), science, music, art, computer, Spanish and physical education. Fire Safety is presented in 4th grade with the F.A.S.T. program. Drug awareness is highlighted in 5th grade with D.A.R.E. and is incorporated into our daily routine through the use of the Project Wisdom program. Self-esteem is encouraged in all grades.

The Diocesan strategic planning study, Lighting the Path to Our Future:  Strategic Plan for Catholic Schools has recognized the high quality of our academic, religious and athletic offerings, as well as the excellent condition of our physical plant.  We confidently look to the future as we continue to build the foundation for each student’s lifelong success.

Call St. Mary Nativity School Office and speak to Mrs. Ferguson or Sr. Elaine for more information, or to arrange a visit.  (815-722-8518)  Classes are available for 3 and 4 year-old preschool, prekindergarten, all-day kindergarten and grades 1 - 8.

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St. Mary Nativity Catholic School
702 N. Broadway St. | Joliet, IL 60435
phone  815.722.8518 |  fax  815.726.4071
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