WELCOME! Whether you attend an Open House or contact us to arrange a personal visit, you will always be welcome. Once you've felt the energy of the school, have seen the quality of our facility and met the students and teachers who make it such a warm and vibrant place in which to work and learn, you will be confident that your child's academic foundation is firmly set. We look forward to meeting you and your child!
The goal of the Academy's admission process is to place children in an educational environment where they will be most successful academically, socially and emotionally. A student's completed application to Nazareth Academy Grade School must include the following:
If the specific grade is full, your child's name can be put on a wait-list.
Students entering grades 2 - 8 are required to shadow in their prospective grade for a regular school day. Exceptions are made in the summer. This is a great opportunity for your child to meet future classmates and teachers! Your child may wear casual clothes or their current uniform.
On the shadow date, the following must be provided:
- Copies of last three report cards, if applicable
- Results of the most recent standardized tests, if applicable
- Letter of recommendation from a teacher from which the student is transferring (Gr. 2 - 8)
Your child will also be asked to take an informal assessment on the shadow day. A fee of $25.00 must be paid to take the evaluation for the grade to be entered. Parents should be at ease knowing that our faculty and students will warmly make your child feel "at home" at NAGS!
*** FIRST GRADE PLACEMENT ASSESSMENT ***
Students wishing to enter First Grade in September 2024 are expected to complete the Readiness Assessment administered by the faculty at the school on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2024 at 8:15 AM. A short video presentation will be shown to parents/guardians, followed by a tour to see our school in action! (Snow date February 16, 2024)
The assessment is a guide used by the Administration and Faculty for admission to Nazareth Academy Grades School. It is not the sole basis for admission as a recommendation from the student's Kindergarten teacher is also considered.
TO REGISTER FOR READINESS ASSESSMENT:
2. The fee for the test is $25.00. Pay online - or - please make check payable to "NAGS"
3. Submit copy of Birth Certificate and Baptismal Certificate (if applicable) along with your check.
4. Results of the assessment will be reviewed and letters of acceptance are sent within one week.
Upon acceptance, parents must submit the following, if not already submitted:
- Birth Certificate
- Baptismal Certificate (if applicable)
- Custody Papers (if applicable)
- Updated Immunization Records
- Health Forms for Students
If summer work or tutoring is required, the student is accepted on the condition that the work is completed.
All students in Grades 2 through 7 are accepted on the condition that they maintain all grades at each marking period at "70" and above (Grades 3-8) and "S" and above (Grade 2).
SCHOLARSHIPS AT NAZARETH ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL:
Graduates of Nazareth Academy Grade School, upon acceptance to Nazareth Academy High School, will receive a $2,500.00 scholarship each year they are enrolled at the high school and remain in good standing. The Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth Legacy Scholarship is awarded after graduation from NAGS or if the student's mother graduated from Nazareth Academy High School. If both criteria apply, only one scholarship is granted. Click here for additional information.
TESTIMONIALS: "What does NAGS mean to you?"
"It takes a village to raise your children. NAGS has been that village. With our teachers, staff, and fellow families, together we have molded our children over the years. It has been a place where friends become family." ~ The Crumbock Family
"A close-knit community and a happy and safe environment for my children to learn and grow." ~ The Kuzowsky Family
"Family." ~ The Hartner Family
"Preserving family and family." ~ The O'Neill Family
"Family and lifelong friends." ~ The Hamme Family
"NAGS has been a huge part of our family's lives for 12 years now. We've found at NAGS the Faith and Family-based education that we wanted for our children. We treasure the many special memories and moments that we'll always carry of this special school." ~ The Huot Family
"NAGS has given us opportunities to spend time with each other and make amazing friends all while helping our school. (Our daughter) is leaving NAGS with a full heart knowing that the relationships we have made here will stay with us long after we say goodbye. Friends become family and there are not many opportunities in life to say that." ~ The Pigott Family
"NAGS means First to me. Years and years of first for my kids as they grow and spend eight years at the school. First time they met their BFF, first time they were in a play, first time they won an academic award, first time they went to a school dance, first time they got a bad grade and learned to work harder, first time they got first honors, first time they learned public speaking, first time they did book reports, first time they did a science experiment, first time they receiving Reconciliation and Holy Communion, first time they had a disagreement with a friend and learned how to say 'I'm sorry', first time they learned how to play piano and the list can go on and on. Eight years is a long time to spend in one school. It's bound to make an impression and help shape a child's life. I'm thankful for all the teachers that have been there and supported my children through all their 'firsts.' " ~ The Glod Family
Thank you for your interest in Nazareth Academy Grade School. We are committed to promoting academic excellence by creating an environment of love which motivates each student to grow and develop to his/her full potential. No child shall be denied admission on the basis of color, race, creed or nationality.