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St Mary Nativity Catholic School

706 North Broadway Street
Joliet, IL 60435

(815) 722-8518


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The St. Mary Nativity community strives to maintain a safe
environment where each individual is respected as a child of God.
Each student is encouraged to develop a life-long desire for
learning, academic excellence, and respect for the uniqueness of
self and others. We believe in teaching each child that mistakes can
be the stepping stones to success.
A comprehensive, faith-based curriculum is offered and taught in
response to the Gospel message. Thus, students are provided with
the foundation for the development of a healthy self-image,
positive social interaction, personal and community prayer life,
strong morals and values, and the groundwork for Christian service.
In preparation for a lifetime of challenges and successes, St. Mary
Nativity partners with parents and the church community, who are
the primary educators in guiding and educating youth. Through this
partnership, students are encouraged and equipped to become
responsible, effective, technologically prepared, and contributing
citizens with a strong Catholic identity. As part of a global society,
St. Mary Nativity promotes the integration, acceptance, and
enrichment of a diverse cultural, racial and socio-economic
community. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website