Nativity Preparatory School
Nature and Purpose
Nativity Prep is an accredited Jesuit middle school (grades 5 to 8) dedicated to providing a quality, tuition-free education to boys of all faiths from low-income families living in Boston's inner-city neighborhoods. Staffed by lay and Jesuit volunteers who work closely with the students' families, the school provides an academically challenging and highly structured environment to approximately 60 boys who have demonstrated the potential and the desire to handle a demanding academic, spiritual, and social program. We work to inspire in the students a love of learning, an awareness of their own interests and ideas, a fundamental understanding of culture, and an abiding sense of responsibility to their community.
Simply stated, be with the boys! PULSE students will work with the Nativity staff and the boys' families to supervise them, tutor them, recreate with them and/or any combination of these. PULSE students will assist the families in preparing, serving, and cleaning up from a dinner for a limited number of boys each week night. PULSE students will provide supervision during post-dinner recreation time. PULSE students will also serve as one-to-one tutors with the boys as they complete their daily homework assignments.
PULSE students will be of most assistance during our dinner period (5:00PM-6:30PM) and our supervised evening study period (6:30:00PM-9:00PM) each weeknight Monday to Thursday. Since PULSE students must commit 10-12 hours per week at a site (inclusive of transportation), PULSE students would obviously need to commit to two nights per week. Nativity Prep follows (with minor adjustments) the calendar for the Boston Public Schools.
PULSE students will be accountable to the PULSE Tutor Coordinator who will provide orientation and on-site consultation as required by the PULSE program.