On Sunday, Jan. 27, The Nativity School in Rancho Santa Fe will host its annual open house for K-8 families from 10 a.m. to noon. Parents and students will have the opportunity to meet the school’s leader and principal Margaret Heveron, the friendly and inviting teachers, and explore the beautiful campus and classrooms. Small class sizes, stimulating curriculum enhanced by specialists, and a dedicated Catholic community, are three of the features that The Nativity School provides to each family.
The Nativity School is dedicated to providing a challenging educational environment, as well as developing the moral judgment and decision-making skills nurtured in the school’s Catholic values. The school’s philosophy of education, based on the Multiple Intelligences by Howard Gardner, is the foundation that cultivates the intellect of each student. This philosophy promotes the sound spiritual, social, emotional, and physical growth of its students.
All students from grades K through 8 are nurtured and accepted for individual differences and talents. Encouragement and positive reinforcement are used to allow individual development, both socially and academically. One parent stated, “The teachers truly bring much love, learning, and excitement to my child every day.” Another parent agreed. “They are wonderful teachers, and have been doing a fantastic job. It amazes me how much effort, thought, and kindness they show each student individually and as a group. The teachers do an amazing job academically teaching to each student. I feel my daughter is not only getting a great education, but a well-rounded, enriching preparation for the next levels ahead.”
The Nativity School uses Schoolwide Learning Expectations as a framework for establishing overall goals for student growth and achievement. The rich and challenging curriculum of the core subjects religion, language arts, math, reading, science, and social studies, are enhanced with specialized curriculum in Spanish, technology, art, music, and physical education. Technology is available to all students in every classroom, and is infused into the curriculum to support and enhance the learning process.
The Nativity School opened its doors in September 1996 as an integral part of The Church of the Nativity. The addition of the school represented phase two of the master plan of the parish, and its commitment to serving the spiritual, academic, emotional and physical needs of Catholic families.
To learn more about The Nativity School, please come to the Open House event on Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to noon. Please call 858-756-6763 to RSVP or to obtain more information.
The Nativity School is located at 6309 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067; 858-756-6763;