Located in the heart of downtown Pleasant Ridge, Nativity School first opened its doors in 1921. For over 90 years it has offered an education second to none to families on Cincinnati’s east side.  We are proud of our tradition of academic excellence rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Discover more about Nativity School, the Community that supports it, and the opportunities available to your family.

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Students learned about the Archangels, Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, and made representations of them. Then they "flew" them around the room with the aid of flashlights. A fun day in Grade 4! ... See MoreSee Less

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The second graders are learning how magnets work. This lesson really "stuck" with them! ... See MoreSee Less

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As the upper school monarch butterfly project came to a close, our students wrote essays about ways to help save and protect the monarch butterfly. Here is a beautiful essay, written by a seventh grader, on this important topic:

Monarch butterflies are beautiful, breath-taking creatures that are a symbol of grace, freedom, and hope for so many people. However, right before our eyes, monarchs are disappearing, and fading towards extinction. We cannot be the cause of this species’ disappearance, we must be the reason for the butterflies to come back strong, and continue their life cycle. I believe the way to do this is through education, protection, and conservation.

Education is the first step to saving these endangered creatures. We must teach the next generation the meaning of these butterflies. We must spread the knowledge of these tiny, but special creatures’ journey. These butterflies spread inspiration for people for the strength they find on their migration. The best we can give them is our support and help for their survival. Teaching the next generations what these butterflies have meant to us should push them to want to help them.

The next step to helping these butterflies is protection. Milkweed, a poisonous plant on which monarchs lay their eggs, is becoming more and more rare. Not only do monarchs lay their eggs on it, but monarch larvae eat the milkweed leaves. This is where we come in. We need to plant milkweed. We need to be the reason that monarchs fly freely again, in a great number. People have it easy. If we want to go to Mexico, we can just hop on a plane and go there. Monarchs have to fly there, and all they have are tiny, little wings. Plus, on the journey there, they need to eat and reproduce, and to do that they need milkweed. See if your neighborhood could set up an area to grow milkweed for the monarch butterflies. Even if that is not a possibility, plant milkweed in your backyard garden. Planting different flowers can help. The adult butterflies drink the nectar in flowers such as dogbane, red clover, thistle, lantana, lilac, goldenrod, and really, just everyday flowers.

Finally, the last step to saving monarch butterflies is conservation. Conservation, the literal definition is, “The action of conserving something in particular.” You can help save monarch butterflies without even leaving your house, for example, recycling. You might wonder how recycling can help save monarch butterflies? Recycling can reduce pollution. Monarchs already have so many bumps in the road on their journey, they really don’t need pollution as one of those struggles. Another thing you can do is avoid using pesticides. Monarchs are insects too, so pesticides can kill or seriously harm them.

In conclusion, there are many ways to help these amazing creatures. Even if you just start by doing one thing, you can really make a difference. In my experience, I have tried to help them, and when I did, I felt warm inside. It felt like magic. Let future generations have the same experience. Make a difference in the world Although it may seem small, little things can add up together and change the world.
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Pet Blessing

October 4, 2015, 12:30pm

Nativity Parish - St. Francis Garden

Our annual Pet Blessing will be held on Sunday, October 4th (Vigil of the Feast of St. Francis) at 12:30 pm. Bring your dogs, cats, gerbils, hamsters, hermit crabs, and other creatures of God to the S...

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Sixth grade science students gathered evidence to help them solve this mystery on what happened to Mr. Xavier. Then they worked together to write a claim and support it with evidence. ... See MoreSee Less

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School Calendar

Festival is this Weekend!!

This weekend is the Annual Nativity Fall Festival. Please join us for food, fun and fellowship! We will have poker, gambling, a large selection of domestic and craft beers, games, rides, a children’s area, face painter, caricature artist, Rummage Sale, Bid N Buy and... read more

Class of 1965 Will Celebrate Its 50th Reunion

The Nativity Class of 1965 will celebrate its 50th Reunion on Saturday, August 29 at Nativity. The celebration will begin with Mass at 4:30 p.m. followed by school tours, drinks and dinner in the cafeteria. Cost is $40 per person. Contact Mike Vitale at 513-984-4273... read more

Nativity Brand Refresh

This week we have launched a Brand Refresh at Nativity! This refresh does not change our logo or tagline “Lighting the Way” but builds and expands upon these elements. The painting by Robert Herrmann inspired this refresh, which is on the cover of the bulletin and the... read more