"Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier." Mother Teresa.

    • Where 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.

Announcements & Events
    Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is now open   
  • Empower Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program
    The State of Illinois has created a new way to fund scholarships for children who choose to attend Catholic schools through the “Invest in Kids Act.” Scholarships offered through this program have the potential to cover  up to 100 percent of tuition and eligible charges  for next school year at St. Mary Nativity.  
    The  Empower Illinois  Scholarship Granting Organization website is  www.empowerillinois.org  Donors are able to claim a tax credit to fund scholarships until December 31, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year. We are Region 3. 
    We are pleased to announce that the Empower Illinois application for 2019-2020 tax credit scholarships will be available starting  January 15, 2019 at 7pm!
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    Every parent, grandparent and guardian wants the best for their kids - and works unbelievably hard every single day to make it possible. At Empower Illinois, we are proud to help hard-working, passionate, and loving parents like you give their children the education that is right for them. We appreciate you! 
    2019-2020 Application Resources
    As we get closer to the 2019-2020 application launch on January 15, we wanted to share some resources that will help you throughout the process. Visit our website for tips on what you'll need to apply, FAQs and details about the program. These documents are available in English and Spanish. 
    Application Reminders 
    • The application is a two-part process. 
    • Part one will be available on January 15, 2019 at 7p.m. on empowerillinois.org 
    • Part one is a brief reservation form which will timestamp applications 
    • Part two of the application will be available on January 18, 2019 on your new portal, known as empowerXchange, and will require household and income documents 
    • Families are encouraged to complete part two before January 28, 2019
    Visit our website for more information on the 2019-2020 scholarship application. 
  • 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. 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. - 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • Register today by visiting St. Mary Nativity School or by calling 815-722-8518  

    St. Mary Nativity offers the tuition transfer grant for students going into grades 1-7 who transfer into St. Mary Nativity from public schools.  For more information, call our school office at 815-722-8518.  We look forward to hearing from you.  

  •  To ensure a seamless leadership transition, the Diocese of Joliet Catholic Schools Office and Father Jerome are working closely with the St. Mary Nativity Catholic School Principal Search Committee to find an excellent candidate who will serve as the next distinguished leader of our school. We are requesting  that you offer valuable input to the search process by prayerfully responding to a brief online survey. 


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