St. Mary’s Nativity School is a pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 Catholic Elementary School under the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux’s Office of Catholic Schools.

St. Mary’s Nativity School integrates the principles of the Roman Catholic Church while providing an excellent academic education for a life-learning process that meets the needs of this Christ-centered school and challenges each student to reach his/her potential while instilling leadership and advocating justice and respect.



  1. Instilling a love of God and a respect for all His creations will foster Christ-like attitudes within the school, community, and world.
  2. Children learn Christ-like attitudes when taught in a spiritual and loving atmosphere.
  3. A student’s self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among and between students and staff.
  4. Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
  5. An academic and nurturing environment fosters educational growth.
  6. Children learn best when our staff maintains high expectations for student learning.
  7. Children must be academically challenged in order to meet the needs of the day and the challenges of tomorrow.
  8. When parents are involved in the learning process, children perform at a higher level of achievement.
  9. The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to enable students to become life-long learners.


  1. To provide an excellent academic education that challenges the ability of our students.
  2. To ensure the ongoing spiritual formation of the teachers and students.

Admissions Policy

SMNS ministers to a large faith community and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national or ethnic origin.