Nativity Catholic Cluster: Nativity of our Lord and St. Johns Parishes




(all faiths are welcome) 

Nativity North Building
1360 N. Stevens Street
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
(715) 362-2299 or 715-362-5588
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Why Nativity?

  • Our curriculum meets individual needs and learning styles and teaches Christian faith values.
  • We have age-appropriate class sizes and teacher-child ratios.
  • We provide teacher-directed activities, theme-based lessons, and hands-on experiences.
  • We offer a welcoming school environment with a caring , compassionate staff.
  • Our teachers are early childhood educated with teaching experience.


 Nativity offers a two year early childhood program for 3 1/2  to 5-year-olds that is both faith-based and academic. The students have the opportunity to meet new friends, familiarize themselves with the school environment, and develop an interest in learning. Our program focuses on the development of the whole child, physically, mentally and spiritually.

The children will:
  • Learn through active participation and genuine interest.
  • Learn to respect others, share, take turns, and listen.
  • Learn to appreciate nature and all of God’s gifts.
  • Learn how Jesus is important in their lives.
  • Learn the readiness skills necessary to prepare them for future academic success.
  • Learn security, safety and enjoyment of school.

    *note that children must be a minimum of three and a half years old to enroll in our program.

Days and Times

Classes are held during the school year. We follow the Nativity and Rhinelander district school calendars. Both morning classes and school day classes are offered daily, Monday through Friday. Parents may choose any two or more days per week to enroll, and have the choice of morning or school day classes. Tuition is dependent upon each child’s individual schedule. Along with our preschool programs, we also offer after school child care for an additional fee.
Morning classes held from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
School day classes held from 8:00 am until 2:30 p.m.
After school child care offered from 2:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Early care for working parents beginning at 7:30 am.
*note that children must be a minimum of three and a half years old to enroll in our program.


Circle Time
Children gather as a group for stories, songs, sharing and prayer. Children are encouraged to develop their listening and speaking skills. Calendar and weather discussions, puppets and finger-plays are part of our circle, as well.

Small Group Time
Children gather in small groups with the teacher for planned activities. Activities vary daily, but offer science, math, art, cooking, language arts, religion, and manipulative experiences.

Outdoors or Physical Exercise
Children require fresh air and physical exercise for overall development. Whenever possible, an outdoor recess or indoor gym time will be incorporated into the program.

Story Time
Children gather in one or two groups. Skill development includes listening, speaking, pre-reading, and an appreciation for literature.

Learning Centers
Learning Centers are teacher-planned, free-choice activities. Children are encouraged to play in all of the centers, but are allowed to choose their play. The teacher will change centers and add materials to enhance learning and creativity.
Basic centers include:
Math and Manipulative Center - Building Center -  Library and Language Arts Center  
Creative Drama Center -  Science and Discovery Center -  Art/Writing Center

Music and Movement
Singing, chanting, rhythm, movement, and musical instruments are all a part of this activity time.

If you are interested in more information or to register 
please call 715-362-2299 and leave a message or send an e-mail to:
Angie Stafford
Stacie Simkins