Admissions Policies and Procedures

Nativity B.V.M. School accepts Catholic students from Nativity B.V.M. Parish as well as other parishes, including Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, Keesler AFB, Our Mother of Sorrows, and St. Michael’s.  New families, who provide verification of membership in Nativity B.V.M. Cathedral parish, will be allowed to register one day prior to the regular open registration dates.

Students of other faiths are accepted on a space available basis.

A student registering for the 3-year-old program in the pre-school program must be 3 years old on or before September 1st while a child registering for the 4-year-old program must be 4 years old on or before September 1st of that school year.

A student registering for Kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 1st of that school year.

A student registering for 1st grade must be 6 years old on or before September 1st of that school year.

Students transferring from another school after the beginning of the school year are generally accepted if the transfer is from a school outside the local school district and is the result of a major change for the family.  Students within the school district are generally accepted only at the end of the marking period once the school year has begun.  When special circumstances present themselves, the decision to admit the student is at the discretion of the principal.

Nondiscriminatory Policy:

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1962, Title IV of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972, Nativity B.V.M. School’s Policy assures that no one shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the school.

Nativity B.V.M. Elementary School reaffirms that it has a Nondiscriminatory Policy with regard to race and sex, both in the enrollment of students and in the employment of teachers and staff.

Nativity B.V.M. Elementary School Confidentiality Policy

Nativity B.V.M. School will protect the confidentiality of all data in its records of all children, and particularly, any records relative to handicapped children.

Information which could identify an individual child will be maintained by this agency and will be provided to other agencies only in accord with the Family Rights and Privacy Act and EHA-B.  As a parent, you are guaranteed the right to inspect any such information about your child and to challenge its accuracy.  Access to this information is forbidden to any unauthorized person, without informed consent.

If you have any questions regarding the collection, maintenance and use of data about your child, please contact the Principal at the following address:

Nativity B.V.M. Elementary School
1046 Beach Boulevard Biloxi, MS 39530

Telephone:  (228) 432-2269

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NOTE: Admissions forms will be added to the website soon and will be available for download from this section of the website.