10907 St. Louis Drive El Monte, CA 91731
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Inclusion Program

Mission

In an environment of love and acceptance, the inclusion program at Nativity Catholic School strives to ensure that students with disabilities are offered a challenging, faith-based education with high expectations of academic, social, and spiritual growth. Through continuing education and training, Nativity Catholic School supports the dynamic capability of our staff to teach children with a wide range of abilities and gifts. We embrace the reciprocal benefits that inclusive education brings to our families, our school, and our parish community, as it follows the teachings of Jesus Christ who said, “Let the children come to Me,” and “For whatever you did for the least of these, you did for Me.”

Admissions Guidelines

The Nativity Catholic School inclusion program welcomes children with disabilities to the extent that we are able to provide appropriate support, resources, and accessibility. Each student/family requesting admission to Nativity Catholic School will participate in an evaluation process to determine if the support and resources available within Nativity are in the best educational interest of the child, family, and learning community. This process may include parent interviews, diagnostic evaluations, reports from previous schools, observations conducted by the Nativity staff, and assessment of school capabilities.


Dandy Award

Dandy Award

On May 3rd, the six-month anniversary of  The National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion, we decided to honor inclusive Catholic educators who are the silent, heroic, fly-under-the-radar-just-do-the-right-thing type. The award highlights people who have been inclusive just because it is the right thing to do…they have unhesitatingly said yes and found a way to make it work. They are doing the work behind the scenes…without any glory…just because of their humble faith and their dedication to all students.  We have called this award The Dandy Award.

November 2015 Recipients

Sister Stacy Reineman, Father Alberto Villalobos, Mrs. Martha Aguayo, Mrs. Lucy Camarena • Nativity Catholic School in El Monte, CA

In honor of the inclusive efforts of Nativity School, the National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion dedicates this Dandy Award on this day, January 24th, 2016. (Given during Catholic Schools Week in 2015) We are grateful for the leadership and vision of Sister Stacy and for the efforts of all faculty and staff at Nativity School to create a school dedicated to compassion, learning, faith and social justice.


Sister Stacy Reineman, Catholic School Inclusion Program • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles