Program and Curriculum

Encouraging Success

Nativity Academy supports the entire life of our bright motivated students from morning classes to afternoon study and enrichment, during the summer months, and all the way through high school and college preparation. Our academic program is based on the curriculum of the Archdiocese of Louisville that prepares students for admission to Catholic secondary schools, should their families choose that option.

Nativity Academy has accreditation in the state of Kentucky as a non-public school. All facets of the academic program are taught in Gender Specific classes. In addition to the core academic subjects listed in our Curriculum below, our experimental learning component includes field trips, workshops, and guest speakers.

Academy Curriculum

6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Reading Novels, Poetry, Short Fiction,
Non-fiction, Theatre and other Genres
Reading Plus
Language Arts Vocabulary and Grammar
The Writing Process and Writing Workshops
Social Studies American History 1 Geography World History American History 2
Math Number Sense Fundamental Operations Pre-Algebra Algebra 1
Ten Marks and Front Row
Religion and Peace The Mystery of God Old Testament New Testament Church History
Conflict Resolution Skills
Science Life Science Earth Science Life Science Physical Science
House Meetings Character and Team Building
Service projects for local charities
Study Hall Independent homework completion
Tutoring in writing, math, and study skills
Extended Day Program Art, Music, Foreign Language,
Dance, Sports, Chess and More!
5th Grade
Reading Novels, Poetry, Short Fiction,
Non-fiction, Theatre and other Genres
Reading Plus
Language Arts Vocabulary and Grammar
The Writing Process and Writing Workshops
Social Studies American History 1
Math Number Sense
Religion and Peace The Mystery of God
Conflict Resolution Skills
Science Life Science
House Meetings Character and Team Building
Service projects for local charities
Study Hall Independent homework completion
Tutoring in writing, math, and study skills
Extended Day Program Art, Music, Foreign Language,
Dance, Sports, Chess and More!
6th Grade
Reading Novels, Poetry, Short Fiction,
Non-fiction, Theatre and other Genres
Reading Plus
Language Arts Vocabulary and Grammar
The Writing Process and Writing Workshops
Social Studies Geography
Math Fundamental Operations
Ten Marks and Front Row
Religion and Peace Old Testament
Conflict Resolution Skills
Science Earth Science
House Meetings Character and Team Building
Service projects for local charities
Study Hall Independent homework completion
Tutoring in writing, math, and study skills
Extended Day Program Art, Music, Foreign Language,
Dance, Sports, Chess and More!
7th Grade
Reading Novels, Poetry, Short Fiction,
Non-fiction, Theatre and other Genres
Reading Plus
Language Arts Vocabulary and Grammar
The Writing Process and Writing Workshops
Social Studies World History
Math Pre-Algebra
Ten Marks and Front Row
Religion and Peace New Testament
Conflict Resolution Skills
Science Life Science
House Meetings Character and Team Building
Service projects for local charities
Study Hall Independent homework completion
Tutoring in writing, math, and study skills
Extended Day Program Art, Music, Foreign Language,
Dance, Sports, Chess and More!
8th Grade
Reading Novels, Poetry, Short Fiction,
Non-fiction, Theatre and other Genres
Reading Plus
Language Arts Vocabulary and Grammar
The Writing Process and Writing Workshops
Social Studies American History 2
Math Algebra 1
Ten Marks and Front Row
Religion and Peace Church History
Conflict Resolution Skills
Science Physical Science
House Meetings Character and Team Building
Service projects for local charities
Study Hall Independent homework completion
Tutoring in writing, math, and study skills
Extended Day Program Art, Music, Foreign Language,
Dance, Sports, Chess and More!

School Lunch

Everyday, our students receive breakfast, lunch and a snack, at no extra charge, to keep them fueled during their busy days at Nativity Academy.

Physical Activity

Schools play a crucial role in influencing physical activity behaviors. Sound curriculum policies and facilities create an environment encouraging students and staff to engage in a variety of physical activity opportunities. Learn more about our Physical Activity Program.

Nativity Wellness Policy

Extended Enrichment Program (EEP)

The Academy student’s afternoons are busy with an hour of supervised study hall, or if needed, tutoring, to help them stay on top of their morning studies. That is followed by an hour of elective activities including everything from rock climbing or dance to culinary cooking, 3D modeling, painting or chess. EEP is a requirement for all students.

Summer Program

This mandatory program provides beneficial continuity to the student’s academic studies, with additional opportunities for educational field trips throughout our community (University of Louisville’s Science Technology Engineering and Math Labs, Louisville Water Company, Bernheim Forest, American Printing House for the Blind, Ali/Louisville Slugger Museums).

Summer Program also broadens the minds of our students and educates them on the attributes and needs within the inner city. Social orientation classes are also offered, such as Conflict Resolution and Respectful Attitudes.

Dress Code

The Principal will address questions about the acceptability of dress and reserve the right to make changes to the Dress Code as necessary.

Students shall NOT wear the following while inside the Academy building at any time:

  • Gloves
  • Hoodies
  1. All shirts must be worn tucked in at all times.
  2. Students shall wear khaki or black pants. Pants shall be proper fitting and worn with a belt at the waist. Pants shall not sag or hang down.
  3. Pants shall not be cut or ripped in any way as to accommodate current fashion or footwear.
  4. Pants may not have extra pockets, loops, or hooks. (Cargo pants / jeans are not acceptable – Dickie’s are acceptable.)
  5. Pants with elastic/drawstring waist are not acceptable.
  6. Students shall wear a Nativity Academy gym T-Shirt and shorts for all Phys. Ed classes.
  7. Students must wear the Nativity Academy polo shirts or white button-up shirts with a tie.

Snow Day Policy

Nativity Academy will follow Jefferson County Catholic Schools
for public announcements regarding weather closings.
Please visit any sites below for closing updates.

  • Local TV or Radio Stations
  • www.nativitylouisville.org
  • Phone message at 855-3300

If Jefferson County Catholic Schools are on a delayed schedule, Nativity will begin 2 hours late with breakfast beginning at 9AM, Announcements/Prayer 9:45AM

Anytime schools dismiss to go home early, use your best judgment if you want to pick up your child early, however, we will stay in school until 3:15PM with no Extended Day Programs.

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