Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

  1. Submit completed application online

    1. Documents needed: These can be brought in to the school office or emailed to

      • birth certificate

      • baptism certificate

      • family photo

      • report cards and standardized test scores for the past two years

      • letter of recommendation from current teacher or administrator.

    2. There is a $100 per family application fee payable to The Nativity School, please submit at the front office.

    3. Once all documents are received, a student visit is scheduled for students applying to grades 1-8. During this full day visit, your child will be able to experience the classes and activities of a typical day. Evaluation will be conducted in the core subjects of reading, writing, and math, as well as observations on student interactions in the classroom.

    4. All prospective parents will have an interview with the principal so the principal may get to know you, address any questions arising from the visit or application and to answer any questions you might have about the Nativity School.


After the school’s re-enrollment deadline in January, a decision is usually made within 1-2 weeks. The school will notify the family regarding acceptance. As a Catholic school, it is our practice to give priority to siblings of current school families, students from our own parish, and then Catholics from other parishes that do not have a parish school.


Once you confirm your child’s acceptance you will receive an email from SchoolSpeak with login information and a password so you can complete the enrollment process. Upon receipt of all agreements and fees your child will be officially enrolled.

The Catholic Schools in the Diocese of San Diego, mindful of their mission to be witnesses to the love of Christ for all, admit students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the schools. The Catholic Schools in the Diocese of San Diego do not discriminate on the basis of race, color and national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex or disability in the administration of educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Likewise, the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of San Diego do not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of sex, age, disability, race, color and national and/or ethnic origin.