About Our School

Nativity BVM High School is a Christ centered Catholic school dedicated to meeting the needs of its students and enriching them through formation of faith, outstanding academics, community service, social responsibility, cultural appreciation and athletic development, thereby preparing its graduates to meet all of life’s challenges.

  • Nativity’s close-knit, safe and disciplined community makes us a place where students find themselves, uncover talents, grow academically and spiritually, and are more than ready to compete in an ever-changing global community.
  • Nativity BVM High School exemplifies the importance of living the message of the Church by helping others through our community service and offers students a unique opportunity to nurture spiritual and moral values.
  • Renowned for its academic excellence, Nativity students also enjoy the benefits of a broad selection of extra-curricular activities and 18 varsity sports to develop community commitment, social skills and physical fitness. Nativity’s dedication to the Arts can be seen through its music, drama, and art programs.

Special Academic Programming

The following AP classes are offered:

  • Calculus AB
  • US History
  • English Language & Composition
  • English Literature & Composition
  • Biology
  • Additional AP courses are available through Virtual High School

Dual Credit classes are offered through Alvernia University in Adv. Physics, Adv. Pre-Calculus and Adv. Anatomy
Additional Dual Credit Classes are available through the Penn State University Nittany Scholars Program.

The Arts

Art classes are offered as electives for Juniors and Seniors. The Art club is involved with the community in many competitions and displays of artwork. Music Appreciation classes are required for all sophomores. Students have the opportunity to joining the band and chorus as well as the music ministry group which sings for Liturgical events.

French and Spanish are offered at 4 levels. Additionally, a general language class is available for student with difficulties in English.


As part of educating the entire person Nativity offers 9 boys and 9 girls interscholastic sports. All of the school’s sports programs are part of the Schuylkill Interscholastic Athletic League (SIAL) and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA), District 11.

How we support students with learning differences

Nativity has a part-time Special Education professional who develops all learning plans for students based on an IEP or 504 plan. The Special Ed coordinator also develops new learning plans and coordinates testing for students who need to be evaluated. A full-time Resource Teacher supplies learning support to students with learning plans in a specially designated room.

How we support students with college and career counseling

Nativity has a full-time Guidance Counselor who focuses on College and Career Counseling. College Fairs are held twice a year and colleges also come in to meet with students periodically. The ASVAB test is given in the Fall and all branches of the military have access to meet with the students.

The counselor works with local community resources for career counseling. The Nativity administration works directly with the Guidance Counselor in preparing students for their future endeavors. The Guidance Counselor in conjunction with school administration enables access to all possible scholarship opportunities for all students to further their post-secondary education.

Awards and Achievements

  • Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit Organization of the Year
  • Certificate of Achievement for Highest Percentage of Increase in Enrollment in the Diocese of Allentown for the 2021-2022 School Year

1 Lawtons Hl, Pottsville, Pennsylvania 17901, United States

Contact Name

Mrs. Jennifer Daubert, Assistant to the Principal

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