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St. Mary Nativity School

St. Mary Nativity School is a coeducational private Catholic traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 8.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban


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St. Mary Nativity School says

St. Mary Nativity School was founded as part of the Parish that was established in 1906. Rev. George Violich came to Joliet from Croatia to establish the parish. The school was an integral part in the life of St. Mary Nativity and began from the Joliet immigrant community. Through the untiring efforts of the Sisters of the Precious Blood who originally staffed the school, and later the School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King, the school thrived. In 1914 an addition was built to accommodate the increasing enrollment and in 1943, two buses for school use were purchased.

A fire on June 27, 1953 that destroyed much of the school, proved to be windfall for the parish because, in the process of rebuilding and updating the structure, a gym was added. Recent additions have provided easy indoor access for the students to go to church for liturgy and prayer services.

The current student body represents a wide spectrum of backgrounds and ethnicities and is reflective of the cultural shifts taking place in Joliet. St. Mary Nativity recognizes and promotes the enrichment of a global and diverse society. As part of a global society, St. Mary Nativity recognizes and promotes the enrichment of a diverse culture.

Mission Statement

St. Mary Nativity's mission is to foster a Christ centered educational environment rooted in the Catholic Faith. This mission includes partnering with parents and the parish community to fully develop the mind, body and spirit of each student.Re



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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 232
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 28
Kindergarten 31
1 22
2 31
3 23
4 14
5 14
6 20
7 25
8 24

St. Mary Nativity School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing St. Mary Nativity School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 16 : 1
Gender 48% Male / 52% Female
Dress Code Uniform
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 38%
Multi-racial 0%
Hispanic/Latino 36%
Black or African American 13%
Asian 2%

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