News & Events

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: http://www.king5.com/news/Free-private-school-education-coming-to-low-income-kids-158986265.htmlRead 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 »

Rally.org 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 »