Nativity Preparatory School of Wilmington is a member of the NativityMiguel Network of Schools, a confederation of 64 schools located throughout the nation.  Each participating school adheres to the same set of universal standards.


A NativityMiguel School is explicitly faith-based in its mission and programming.

Service to the Economically Poor and Marginalized

A NativityMiguel School offers financially accessible, not tuition-based education to students from low-income families in underserved communities and reflects the faith, culture, and racial demographics of the local community.

Holistic Education

A NativityMiguel School addresses the academic, physical, social, emotional, moral, and spiritual needs of the student; it promotes the growth of the student in all areas.

Partners with the Family

A NativityMiguel School involves the family and the student’s other support systems in the education of the child and provides opportunity for the growth of the support system.

Extended Day and Year

A NativityMiguel School extends the hours and days that a student is in session, offering additional structured opportunities for learning, enrichment, and growth.

Commitment Beyond Graduation

It is the expectation that all students in a NativityMiguel School will graduate from high school and go on to post-secondary education. A NativityMiguel School offers a Graduate Support Program that eases a graduate’s transition into high school, maintains a connection with all graduates during high school, advocates for our students, assists in preparing the student for graduation and post-secondary education, and tracks the growth and achievement of all graduates.

Effective Administrative Structure

A NativityMiguel School is governed by an effective administrative structure that includes a strong board comprised of leaders committed to the financial and academic sustainability of the school and a working administrative team, based on the president/principal model that attends to the operational and educational stability as well as the vitality of the school.

On-going Assessment and Inquiry

A NativityMiguel School engages in a process of ongoing assessment and inquiry that assists the staff in providing a quality middle school education that will prepare students for success in high school, post-secondary education, and beyond.

Participation in the Network

A NativityMiguel School is an active participant in the collaboration, support, and development of the NativityMiguel Network.