In 1903, the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales established Salesianum School as a high school for poor, immigrant Catholic boys in Wilmington, DE. In 2003, to celebrate its 100th anniversary, the Oblates decided to recommit themselves to their historical roots in the city of Wilmington by establishing a tuition free, Catholic middle school for low income boys.

On June 8th, Nativity Prep celebrated their 12th Graduation, the middle school graduated nine boys, who inspired and propelled by their experience at Nativity, have been accepted at prestigious local private schools including Archmere AcademySanford SchoolTower Hill SchoolSt. Mark’s and Salesianum.

Another eight Nativity alumni graduated from local high schools this year and will be heading to college in the fall, joining 27 Prep alums who are already there.

2017 High School Graduates
Daniel Adams (DH Conley) – National Guard/East Carolina University
Justin Campbell (Salesianum) – University of Delaware
Hunter Coverdale-Sams (AI du Pont) – Wesley College
Elijah Hailey (Salesianum) DeSales University
Tywann Harrell (Sanford School) – University of Delaware
Emmanuel Martinez (Thomas McKean HS) – US Marine Corps
Abdul Ogembe (Tatnall) – Stevenson University
Ryan Washington (Sanford) – Franklin and Marshall College

Given those results, Nativity may be one of Wilmington’s most extraordinary educational success stories, and in August they begin their 15th School Year!

This achievement is only possible through the generous support of the community. Help provide tuition-free education to students who are in financial need. Please consider making a gift to Nativity Prep (here).

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