Amy Olson

If your plan is for one year, plant rice.  If your plan is for 10 years, plant trees.
If your plan is for 100 years, educate children. – Confucius

Nativity Academy at Saint Boniface is a private, independent, Catholic middle school (grades 6-8) which transforms the lives of students who have a commitment to achievement and whose families demonstrate financial need. 2022 marks the 19th year for the mission driven school where students attend tuition free.

At Nativity Academy, we are providing more than a school classroom. We invest in our students, graduates, and their families via an extended academic model that yielded a 100% graduation rate from high school in 2022. This is 40% higher than the national average for the same population.

Nativity Academy students:

  • attend traditional educational classes during the school day,
  • participate in after-school Extended Enrichment, and
  • benefit from our Graduate Support Program after graduating from 8th grade.

I encourage you to see firsthand “The Academy Way” at Nativity Academy at St. Boniface­ – a school where our students strive, overcome, achieve, and respect themselves and others.   Please take a tour and see how Nativity Academy supports and promotes students’ growth as persons of faith with strong moral principles.

The residual impact of a well-educated child cannot be measured by a score or percentage as the impact of education extends far beyond the student and into the Louisville community for years to come. Nativity Academy depends on private donations, grants, and volunteers to cover the cost of tuition that provides students with a highly individualized education.

Since our students attend tuition free, our ability to provide this opportunity to children is solely dependent upon the continuing support of individuals, businesses, and philanthropic entities within our community. We ask for your continued support, and if you are not a current supporter, we hope you will become a part of the Nativity Academy family.

Together we educate children and change the  world.
Together we SOAR (Strive, Overcome, Achieve, Respect)!

With gratitude,
Amy Olson
Executive Director

Roni Witherspoon

The Academy Way is a phrase I coined after working at Nativity Academy for the last several years and having the pleasure of supporting our students and families through the unique experience we provide at Nativity.

We are proud of our students. Our school is committed to academic excellence. Teachers are charged with engaging students in a way that makes learning interactive and fun. We believe that providing rigorous instruction will prepare our students for the next steps in their educational careers.

A unique and important aspect of the Nativity Academy experience is the House program which provides the opportunity for students to build leadership skills.  This is accomplished by them assuming specific leadership positions within their respective house, by serving as mentors for our younger student, and by developing strong interpersonal relationships.  We believe this aspect of Nativity Academy builds faith and friendship that impacts our students lives far into the future.

I am grateful for everyone who is part of the Nativity Academy team and who makes our school such a special place.  The Academy Way is not just something we talk about; it is something we practice daily.

Together we SOAR!  Go Eagles!

Roni Witherspoon

What makes Nativity Academy special?

  • We transform the lives of our students.
  • Students participate in morning classes, afternoon study, and elective enrichment activities.
  • We instill in our students the highest spiritual ideals, knowledge, and discipline.
  • 100% of Nativity Academy middle school students graduated from high school in 2022.
  • We have programs to help keep kids in school through our College Cares Program.
  • Our Family Resource Center helps bridge the gap between home and school.
  • We offer a non-tuition based education with a $250. annual student fee.

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