News & Events

Hour of Code

Students will participate in the international Hour of Code with local tech experts...Read More »

Thanksgiving Mass

The celebration begins at 8am in the Church. All are welcome...Read More »

2015-16 Annual Fund Campaign begins!

To make an online donation, click here...Read More »

Mass of the Holy Spirit

Tuesday the 22nd of September we will celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit at Seattle Nativity School.  The celebration of the Mass of the Holy Spirit dates back to the 16th century and is meant to open the academic school year. In addition to the mass we will have...Read More »

Year 3 Begins

On September 9th, SNS will kick off academic year number 3.  This year is a very special year for us, because it is the first time that we will have 6th, 7th and 8th graders.  We would like to welcome our new teachers: Dr. Vaughn, Mrs. Hickey and Ms. Pentzien...Read More »

Summer Academy Concludes

SNS completed another successful 4-week summer program on July 17th.  We are grateful to Seattle Prep for donating their facilities for our 7th and 8th grade summer school programming, as well as providing summer camp opportunities to our returning students. Here on the SNS campus we hosted Summer...Read More »

End of Year 2!

Seattle Nativity School is just wrapping up our second year. We are so proud of the hard work of our teachers and students as the year draws to a close. Congratulations to the students, who will be moving up 7th and 8th grade next year!This upcoming summer we will welcome...Read More »

GiveBIG 2015!

GiveBIG on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in support of the mission of Seattle Nativity School!This is a great day to make a donation and have your gift grow through a stretch pool of matching funds! When? May 5, 2015 12:00am-11:59pm; set your phone alarm as a reminder...Read More »

St. Patrick's Day Mass with O'Dea

On Saint Patrick's Day the students of Seattle Nativity School were blessed with the opportunity to attend mass at St. James Cathedral.  The students and faculty were generously invited by O'Dea High School.  We all appreciated the opportunity to take in the beauty of the building and the wisdom of...Read More »

Field Trips

Our students have had some wonderful opportunities to engage in experiential learning outside the classroom through field trips to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) in which they learned about weather systems, as well as the University of Washington (UW), for a musical performance called the Nile Project, which sampled...Read More »

Ash Wednesday

The SNS students and faculty recently celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass at SNS. President/Principal, Father Jeff McDougall, S.J. and teacher Father Matthew Kunkel, S.J. led the festivities, and the students participated in the Mass by offering readings, prayers to the faithful, and preparing the gifts. During the...Read More »

Coyote Central

Each Wednesday our students have been participating in classes at community partner Coyote Central, a local hands-on experiential arts nonprofit. The classes are geared toward nurturing the creative spirit of our students, with classes including magic, cooking, and t-shirt printing. Huge thanks to the Silver Family...Read More »

SNS Year 2 Begins!

On Wednesday September 3rd, the 2nd-ever school year opened for Seattle Nativity School. We welcomed 16 new 6th graders alongside our returning 17 7th graders. We're looking forward to a great year...Read More »

SNS Tech Drive Successful!

A huge thank you to all who supported the SNS tech drive! We surpassed our goal and raised over $3,800 to fund an adaptive online math curriculum, ST Math. These funds will also help us purchase graphing calculators and additional iPads to become a full 1:1 school. Thank you to...Read More »

Service Trip to Northwest Harvest

SNS is excited for an upcoming field trip to Northwest Harvest, where the scholars will help pack food. The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. This will be our 2nd trip...Read More »

GiveBIG with SNS

Friday May 6th is GiveBIG day at SNS. Join us here and GiveBIG to support our scholars...Read More »

Family Partner Open House

Tuesday April 29, 2014. Join us as we welcome families and friends of SNS from 5:00-6:30pm to hear about our first successful year of operation...Read More »

Easter Greetings from SNS

Easter Greetings from Seattle Nativity School During the next few days the Christian community celebrates the Paschal Mystery, the death and resurrection of Jesus. Christian churches consider Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday the holiest days of the year.   The Sacred Triduum begins with the Lord’s Supper...Read More »

February Newsletter is Here

Check out the SNS February Newsletter here. This month we have updates about Valentine's Day at SNS, and meet our JV Mary Rose Gietl...Read More »

Upcoming Open House Dates

Save the dates! Wednesday, January 22nd: 5-6:30pm & Saturday, February 1st: 10-11:30am SNS will be hosting Open Houses for prospective 6th graders interested in applying for the 2014-15 school year. See the attached flyer for more information, and download...Read More »

Christmas Greetings from SNS

Check out our latest newsletter! Meet our teachers, read about the beginning of Advent at SNS, and save the date for prospective student open houses on January 22nd and February 1st. ...Read More »

A Visit from Tresor Rusesabagina

On Weds October 9th, Tresor Rusesabagina, a survivor of the Rwanda genocide spoke to our students about the power of an education and in particular his love of languages. SNS is grateful for the generous time provided by Tresor to visit with our students, and to Shirts Across America, who helped make...Read More »

SNS Featured on King 5 News

Seattle Nativity School welcomed our inaugural class of students for the first day of the new school year.  Our theme this year is “Open the Door” and our students were welcomed with breakfast and we began our year in gratitude for all that God has done through the efforts of...Read More »

Summer News Flash

Renovations have almost been completed at Our Lady of Mount Virgin, and we are really excited about the upcoming school year. Check out our Summer Newsletter...Read More »

First Day of SNS Summer Academy

We are looking forward to the first day of SNS Summer Academy, which will take place from June 24th - July 19th for our first class of admitted students.  Stay tuned for more updates...Read More »

SNS Announces Fr. Joseph Carver S.J. as President

Seattle Nativity School would like to announce that Rev. Joseph Carver, S.J. has joined the SNS team as our first President!  Fr. Joseph is a Jesuit priest and member of the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus. Growing up on a farm in...Read More »

SNS Information Session & Student Testing Day

Are you interested in a new tuition-free, STEM, Catholic, Jesuit-endorsed, middle school? SNS will open to 20 sixth graders this Summer & Fall. Join us on Saturday April 27th at 9am for an Information Session to hear more about the Seattle Nativity School. Do you have a rising 6th...Read More »

Hot off the Press: Spring Newsletter

Seattle Nativity School:  Ready for Launch Hot off the press! Seattle Nativity School is counting down to launch for our 2013 Summer Academy and to our first class of twenty 6th graders in September 2013 - Read all about it in our Spring Newsletter.  Read More »

SNS Officially Approved by Archbishop Sartain!

The week has gotten off to a great start for the Seattle Nativity School as we have received an official letter from the Most Reverend J. Peter Sartain, Archbishop of Seattle approving the SNS as a Category II Catholic school!  We would like to thank the Archdiocesan School Board, Superintendent...Read More »

SNS featured on Zeno Blog

A Seattle educational startup, Zeno has recently featured the SNS over on their blog, highlighting our STEM approach in Zeno's backyard of Central Seattle.  Zeno's mission is to "build a sustainable math culture in elementary school communities," and they achieve this by getting into the heart of their communities by...Read More »

March SNS Board of Directors Meeting

The SNS is excited about its upcoming March 4th Board Meeting - We will be discussing our Affiliation Proposal with the Archdiocese, Endorsement with the Oregon Province of Society of Jesus, moving forward on our future facility, and new fundraising progress.  Read More »

First Development Committee Meeting

The brand new SNS Development Committee is gathering for the first time this Monday morning, March 4th to discuss the Fundraising and Development vision for the SNS as we move toward opening.  We are so excited by the energy and expertise of this group of veteran...Read More »

SNS Information Session

We are holding a SNS Information Session on Saturday, February 2nd from 10:00am-12:00pm at Our Lady of Mount Virgin Parish (2800 S Massachusetts St., 98144 - cross street MLK) where we'll share our recent progress, the admissions process for prospective families, and an overview of the SNS curriculum. (we are encouraging kids...Read More »

SNS Leadership Meets with Provincial of NW Jesuits

The SNS had the opportunity to meet with Fr. Pat Lee, S.J., Provincial for the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus, and Fr. Mike Gilson, S.J. this week at Seattle University. We were able to tell the story of the SNS as well as provide updates on all of...Read More »

First SNS Board Meeting of 2013

The SNS held its first Board of Director's meeting for 2013 this Monday, January 7th at Seattle University.  We had a packed room along with a packed agenda, discussing everything from the upcoming Seattle Archdiocese Catholic School Affiliation Proposal review to Facilities, to our great fundraising successes over the past...Read More »

Merry Christmas from the SNS!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us here at the SNS! We hope the holiday season is filled with family, friends, and relaxation. Read More »

Proposal for Catholic School Affiliation Submitted

The SNS has submitted its official proposal to be recognized as a Category II Catholic middle school in the Archdiocese of Seattle.  We are excited to work with new Superintendent Fr. Stephen Rowan as well as the Archdiocesan School Board as we move one step closer to making the SNS...Read More »

501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status Granted to SNS

The SNS is pleased to announce that we have officially received our 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service, recognizing us as an income-tax exempt nonprofit!  We also just completed several successful sessions at the annual Microsoft GIVE campaign, sharing our story with employees over in Redmond.  We are happy to...Read More »

Promoting Girls in STEM career fields

A big SHOUT OUT goes to Julia Liuson, a corporate vice president and 20-year veteran of Microsoft’s Developer Tools division, for her SeattleTimes Op-Ed on women in STEM(science, technology, engineering and math). Although Julia has thrived during her tech career at Microsoft, she has often...Read More »

SNS Countdown to 2013 Event: A Success!

The SNS would love to send a huge thank you to all in the community who attended the SNS Countdown Event on Thursday October 11th at Seattle Preparatory School. We are so grateful to have a wonderful group of supporters (who packed the house!), as well as our co-sponsors: Seattle...Read More »

10-11: You're Invited: The Seattle Nativity School Countdown Event

WhatSeattle Preparatory School and St. Joseph School...Read More »

9-11 First SNS Board Meeting of the Year

The Seattle Nativity School will be holding its first Board of Directors meeting of the fiscal year on September 11th, to be hosted at Seattle University.  There will be a robust agenda, discussing the continuation of our feasibility work for the SNS, as well as increased planning efforts for the...Read More »

8-30 Archbishop Sartain and Provincial Pat Lee, S.J. bless SNS efforts

Members of the Seattle Nativity School Feasibility Committee met with Archbishop J. Peter Sartain in late May to update him on the progress of the SNS Feasibility effort and request his blessing to continue as an Archdiocesan initiative.  The Feasibility Committee has also been in contact with Provincial Pat Lee...Read More »

8-15 SNS Announces Hiring of First Executive Director

The Seattle Nativity School has recently received a very generous gift from a talented educator.  Renee Willette, a Seattleite who attended Assumption-St. Bridget and Bishop Blanchet High School, has agreed to donate her time over the next two years to help us deliver the Feasibility report and ultimately open the...Read More »

SNS Camp Concludes

The SNS Summer camp concluded on July 27th as a success and official introduction of the Seattle Nativity School into the community.  We welcomed 22 4th-6th graders from central and south Seattle for two weeks, hosted at Seattle Preparatory School.  The camp had a strong academic focus, with skills training...Read More »

SNS Summer Camp Has Filled!

We are excited to announce a tremendous turnout from interested families in the 2012 SNS Summer Camp! We have filled our roster with campers and will not be accepting any further applications at this point.  We are thrilled by the excitement for the SNS in the community and look forward...Read More »

Announcing SNS Summer Camp!

The Seattle Nativity School will be hosting a 2-week program at the end of July that will provide a fun & educational experience for students in central and south Seattle.  The program will include language arts and mathematics skills training, as well as fun projects such as a robotics course...Read More »

KING 5 News Feature on Seattle Nativity

We are happy to share the following feature on the SNS by KING 5 news here in Seattle.   Check out the video below: More »

Upcoming Information Session at Douglas Truth Library

On Wednesday, June 13th at 5:00pm, the Seattle Nativity School feasibility team will host an information session to update those in the community on the progress and summer plans for the SNS.  We are very excited to kick off the summer with momentum and have a few exciting things to...Read More »

Upcoming Feasibility Committee Meeting

We are gearing up for our next Feasibility Committee meeting to take place next Friday, May 18th.  This will be an important meeting as we discuss timelines and work to finalize a roadmap for the opening of the Seattle Nativity School.   We are also working toward our meeting with...Read More » Fundraising page passes $5,000!

We are excited to announce that we have passed the $5,000 fundraising mark on our Rally fundraising and support page.  We cannot thank all of you generous supporters out there enough for contributing to this startup Seattle Nativity effort. ...Read More »

An Appetite for STEM in Seattle

 A new K-5 STEM school will be opening in West Seattle this coming Fall. So far there are over 200 students enrolled to be part of this pilot school.As a STEM school, this is exciting news for Seattle Nativity as there is clearly an appetite for science and math-focused programming...Read More »

NativityMiguel Network of Schools Votes to Close National Office

This week, the national office of the NativityMiguel Network of Schools decided with a vote from its Board of Directors to close. The 60 faith-based schools that have received support and resources from the network will not be affected by the closure.  However, it is...Read More »

April Feasibility Committee Meeting

The Feasibility Committee held its monthly meeting at Seattle University on Friday, April 20th.  There was a productive discussion with updates on the progress being made on the Feasibility Study, as well the key approvals and items that we need to secure in the next month and a half to...Read More »

Bellarmine and Costco Scholarships Awarded to St. Andrew Graduate to Attend Seattle University

Congratulations to Dolores Ruiz-Hernandez, a 2008 graduate from Portland's St. Andrew Nativity School, who has just been awarded the Bellarmine and Costco Scholarships to attend Seattle University!  Dolores is a senior at Central Catholic High School in Portland. We are excited to hear about another St. Andrew graduate joining the...Read More »

Community Information Nights Scheduled: April 12th & 14th

The Seattle Nativity School Feasibility Committee will be hosting two upcoming information sessions: Thursday, April 12th: 6pm at the Douglas-Truth Library Branch (23rd & Yesler)...Read More »

Job Descriptions Are Up

The Seattle Nativity School Feasibility Committee has drafted two job descriptions for the initial hires of Head of School and Lead 5th Grade Teacher.If you are interested or know someone who might be, please take a look at the above links. ...Read More »

Update Flyer: Now in Amharic!

We now have a translated flyer about the Seattle Nativity School and upcoming community events in Amharic! Pass it along if you know someone who might be interested.....Read More »

Our March Newsletter Is Out!

Our March Newsletter has been sent out to our mailing list with some key updates on the Seattle Nativity School's progress of late.  Check it out hereA Few Highlights: Community Outreach Generous Donation of Time & Talent...Read More »

March Feasibility Committee Meeting & Meeting with Rainbow Principals

The Seattle Nativity School Feasibility Committee spoke with the principals of 4 of the 5 Rainbow Schools serving Central/South Seattle - Betsy Kromer of St. Paul, Monica Wingard of St. George, Mary Lundeen of St. Edward, & Theresa Hagemann of St. Therese.  It was a very informative discussion in which...Read More »

The SNS Presents to Principals at Quarterly Meeting

Brian Kelly and Michael Mott presented at the quarterly principal's meeting for the Archdiocese of Seattle at the Palisades Retreat Center on March 15th.  They spoke of the Seattle Nativity School during a session dedicated to new innovations in programming alongside the PACE student teaching program as well as the...Read More »

We are having a Community Information Night on February 27th

The Seattle Nativity School will be having an information session and Q&A session on February 27th, from 6:30-7:30pm at the Douglas-Truth Branch (23rd & Yesler) of the Seattle Public Library.  We will provide pizza and refreshments as we share some information about our exploratory efforts to open a Nativity middle...Read More »

President Sundborg of Seattle University endorses Seattle Nativity Efforts

We are excited to announce and share a letter that Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., the President of Seattle University has written in support of our efforts to establish a Nativity Middle School in Seattle.  Fr. Sundborg's support is a key step in making this school a reality, and we...Read More »

Fulcrum Foundation's Celebration of Light

The Seattle Nativity School team is excited to attend the Fulcrum Foundation's annual gala event, The Celebration of Light.  We look forward to a fun evening for a great cause, and will be happy to connect with fellow supporters of Catholic education in Seattle...Read More »

Our First Prospective Parent Interview

We had our first interview with Angie, a prospective parent this past weekend to gauge the interest in the Seattle Nativity School.  It went great, and Angie pointed out that she would love the opportunity for her children to have a Catholic education:  "I know that Catholic schools emphasize going...Read More »

Upcoming Feasibility Meeting

Our next Feasibility Committee meeting is this Friday, January 27th! We are excited to be hosting Melodie Wyttenbach from the NativityMiguel Network as well as discussing the progress of our efforts thus far in 2012.  Read More »

NativityMiguel Network Leadership Will Visit Seattle

We are excited to announce that the leadership from the NativityMiguel Network will be visiting Seattle to meet with the Feasibility Committee on January 27th, 2012.  We plan to present our progress to date, as well as introduce various community and educational leaders to the "Nativity school experts" and help...Read More »

We Have Hired a Feasibility Coordinator

The Seattle Nativity School Feasibility Committee is excited to announce that we have hired a Feasibility Coordinator to drive the efforts forward full time.  Brian Kelly will join the team in early December to help complete the Feasibility Study and engage with the community in assessing interest and need for...Read More »