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Seattle Nativity School

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  • Introducing Seattle Nativity School Overview - Spring 2012 1
  • Our Belief Every student is capable of academic excellence. Every child is capable of changing the world. The Nativity School can provide tools for hope and the chance to excel.Hope Hope is not a “catch phrase.” It is the mission of the Nativity School. Education opportunity enables transformation. The Nativity Opportunity School builds a foundation and community for success. Dignity is rooted in the rights of an individual. The NativityDignity School provides the rights to learn which opens doors. 2
  • Feasibility Study Overview:Current Snapshot of Feasibility Efforts: Defining the Need  Development Plan Community Outreach  Governance Efforts  Facilities Impact on Existing  Feasibility Plan moving Catholic Schools Forward – 30 & 60 Day High Schools Absorption View of SNS Students  Approvals & Key Decision Operating Budget Makers Overview 3
  • The Case For Seattle Nativity SchoolToday our targeted neighborhoods inCentral & South Seattle struggle, We believe that these children provideexperiencing economic distress: the greatest hope to break the cycle of The Numbers: poverty in their communities.  There are 1,917 minors living in the Bailey Gatzert neighborhood (SUYI Seattle Nativity School will: Demographics 2011)  Build a community  Of those, 349 attend Bailey Gatzert Elementary  Provide a microcosm in diversity of  At Bailey Gatzert, 318 students are eligible faith for free or reduced lunch (Bailey Gatzert  Grow leaders with Catholic Christian Annual Report, 2011) values Income Levels:  Median annual family income for Washington State in 2010: $63,951  For Seattle: $85,600 (FFIEC, 2010)  Bailey Gatzert Neighborhood: $35,283  Of the residents in this area, 37% are below the poverty line (SUYI Demographics 2011) 4
  • Defining The Need: Data & DemographicsThe need in Central & South Seattle is immense: The number of students qualifying for Free/Reduced Lunch in our target neighborhoods entering 5th grade in 2012 surpasses 500 students Current 4th Percentage of graders Students Receiving (potential 5th School Zip Code Free/Reduced Lunch graders) Gatzert Elementary School 98122 94.0% 42 Hawthorne Elementary School 98118 85.9% 44 Dearborn Park Elementary School 98108 79.7% 49 Leschi Elementary School 98122 71.2% 40 BEACON HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 98144 64.9% 43 Maple Elementary School 98108 62.3% 52 John Muir Elementary School 98144 59.8% 41 Kimball Elementary School 98144 59.7% 48 The New School At South Shore 98118 58.4% 46 Graham Hill Elementary School 98118 52.5% 25 Thurgood Marshall Elementary 98144 42.8% 35 Orca (columbia) 98118 33.5% 17 Madrona K-8 98122 71.1% 30 Total Eligible 4th Graders 512 5
  • Defining The Need: Academic Achievement Percentage of Students at Local Elementary Schools who met testing standards: 5th Grade 5th Grade SNS plans to MSP 5th Grade MSP address today’s School Reading MSP Math Science need for Science Gatzert Elementary School 45.8% 29.2% 10.4% and Math Dunlap Elementary School 43.3% 25.4% 29.9% Hawthorne Elementary School 36.4% 32.6% 28.9% instruction with a Van Asselt Elementary School 78.8% 62.5% 63.8% STEM-based Dearborn Park Elementary School 40.0% 35.0% 21.7% curriculum Wing Luke Elementary School 68.6% 67.1% 52.9% Leschi Elementary School 42.4% 39.0% 22.0% BEACON HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 78.5% 70.1% 69.7% NativityMiguel Maple Elementary School 63.0% 71.2% 72.6% John Muir Elementary School 65.3% 53.3% 65.3% alumni graduate Kimball Elementary School 60.0% 65.0% 53.1% from high schools Graham Hill Elementary School 64.6% 47.9% 68.8% at rates 20% Thurgood Marshall Elementary 89.5% 78.9% 81.6% Orca (columbia) 74.5% 65.5% 52.7% higher than their Madrona K-8 34.5% 24.1% 34.5% peer groups 6
  • Defining the Need: Community OutreachThe Seattle Nativity Feasibility Committee hasbeen engaging the community to help definethe need and gauge interest in an alternativeCatholic Middle School: Community Information Nights:  Douglas-Truth Library Info Session  Rotary Boys & Girls Club  Mount Baker Community Club  Monica’s Village Spirit Center  Upcoming: Yesler Community Center Distribution of Family and Child Surveys  Target is 50 Surveys One on One in-home family interviews  4 complete, targeting 10 7
  • Family Testimonials & Community Feedback Common Concerns voiced by the Community:“Will you be preaching Catholic doctrine to the students?”“Will your school be diverse? Will the staff be diverse?How will you cultivate a spirit of inclusion?”“Will you provide transportation to and from the school?”“How will students make the adjustment from publicschool atmosphere to private? How will students who arebehind catch up?”“Why can’t you start earlier than 5th grade?”“How do I know my daughter won’t slip through thecracks at this school?”“It will be difficult to sign up for a school that doesn’t yetexist and I cannot necessarily trust”Many families are deeply rooted in their neighborhoodsand existing schools, enrolling in a new school is a big leap” 8
  • Approvals & Key Decision MakersThe Seattle Nativity School is seekingapprovals & endorsements from thefollowing key constituents: Archdiocese of Seattle Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus NativityMiguel Network SNS Board 9
  • Feasibility Study Plan Going Forward30 & 60 Day View Next 30 days: “Across the country this kind  Fulcrum Foundation Distribution Committee – March 23rd of Jesuit-inspired school has  Archbishop Sartain – late March proven to be a necessary and  Oregon Province of Society of Jesus – early April very effective way of making it possible for students, who  $1 million in major gifts secured might otherwise not have the opportunity, to succeed in school and go on to Next 60 Days: secondary school and college.  Presentation to NativityMIguel Network As the Jesuit university of  Site Selection Finalized Seattle, we are glad to join, particularly with Seattle  Feasibility Study Completed Preparatory School, in  Endorsement from key constituents supporting this new endeavor.” Ongoing -Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.  Continual evolution of draft, hosting of community events, one- President, Seattle University on-one family interviews, survey distribution  Continual engagement with Rainbow Schools & Archdiocese of Seattle 10
  • SNS Roadmap & Milestones Aug 2011 Dec 2011 Mar 2012 June 2012 Aug 2012 Sept 2012  Feasibility Team  Site selection  1st Draft  Feasibility Study  Summer  School Complete Academy Opens  Incorporation  Founding Donors Feasibility  Endorsement:  Initial Board  Begin Community Study Opens Archdiocese of  $40,000 Outreach & Complete Seattle, Oregon  Admission of commitments Research  Secure Province of first class  Baseline research Funding Jesuits, NativityMiguel Network• Spend level is $16,000 per student (includes programs, uniforms, books, meals, transportation)• Our target is to have the first 3 years of operating budget secured by school opening - $3,000,000 • Operating budget for 2012 is $400,000 (not including capital improvement) • Annual operating budget for full year for all grades - $1,300,000 11
  • SNS Feasibility Committee• Fr. Paul Magnano • Ms. Kay Purcell, M. Ed. – Pastor of Christ our Hope – Assistant Superintendent for School Accreditation and Instructional Service, Archdiocese of Seattle• Mr. Dan Sherman – Principal, St. Madeleine Sophie Middle School • Professor Jeffrey Anderson – College of Education, Seattle University• Ms. Diane Kocer • Mr. Kent Hickey – Executive Director, AGC Education Foundation – President Seattle Prep• Fr. Peter Ely S.J. • Fr. Joseph Carver S.J. – Vice President of Mission and Ministry, Seattle – Regional Superior, Montana Jesuits University• Ms. Mary Lundeen • Gene Colin – Principal, St. Edward’s School – CEO, Ferguson Construction• Ms. Cindy Reopelle, Provincial Lead on • Mr. Michael Mott Schools – General Manager, Microsoft & Passionate Driver – Secondary and Middle Schools NW Province for Nativity in Seattle• Mr. Eric de Los Santos • Mr. Joe Womac – Assistant General Counsel, TrueBlue Inc. – Executive Director, Fulcrum Foundation• Mr. Brian Kelly – Feasibility Coordinator• Ms. Marisa Spooner-Le Duff – Community Engagement / Community Leader 12