Graduate Support Resources

Below are a few resources that Nativity alumni have access to related to high school support and college access. Please contact Kevin Foley at with any questions regarding these opportunities.

High School Supports

  • GSP Study Halls
    • On Mondays and Tuesdays from 4:15-5:30, high school students are welcome back to Nativity for a GSP study hall. The study hall provides a quiet space for students to complete homework and have individual check-ins with Mr. Foley about their homework and classes.
  • Basketball Open Gyms
    • On certain Wednesday evenings throughout the school year, the Todd Wehr Gymnasium at Nativity is open for high school students to participate in a basketball open gym. Open gym runs from 5:45-7 pm, with a study hall from 4:45-5:45 pm that is mandatory for students with a current GPA below a 2.5 in order to participate in the open gym. Check out the schedule for the 2021-22 open gyms here.

College Admissions Assistance

  • ACT Prep Course – Spring of Junior Year
    • Nativity has partnered with Galin Education to provide a high-quality, 8-week ACT prep course. In the first year that the course was offered, participants’ composite ACT score increased by an average of 3 points.
  • College Essay Coaching – Summer before Senior Year
    • Contact Kevin Foley to set up individual meetings as you work through the process of completing your college essay. He is happy to assist at any point in the process, including brainstorming your first draft, revising subsequent drafts, and completing your final edits.
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Assistance – Fall and Winter of Senior Year
    • Contact Kevin Foley for assistance in completing your FAFSA and in searching for and completing scholarship applications.

Pre-College Programs

  • Marquette University – Upward Bound
    • Upward Bound supports, guides, and empowers first-generation, income-eligible young men and women as they strive for successful high school completion, post-secondary enrollment and graduation, and life-affirming careers and futures. Programming includes tutoring sessions, college placement assistance, career development labs, academic and personal counseling, and social/cultural activities and trips.
  • UW-Milwaukee – Upward Bound
    • Pre-college academic achievement program designed to help students develop the motivation and skills that are required to graduate high school and successfully complete a college degree. Goals include: improving academic skills, teaching effective study strategies, exploring career choices, providing experiences in diverse cultural and educational activities, and promoting personal growth and responsibility.
  • UW-Madison – BEL Program
    • Pre-college summer business program for high-achieving high school students. It is designed to cultivate a diverse community of business students and leaders. The program spans 3 summers beginning after 10th grade, with students living on the UW-Madison campus each summer.

College Scholarships/College Access

  • UW-Milwaukee –  MKE Scholars Program
    • Cohort-based student support program at UWM. Benefits include: financial support for summer bridge program, renewable scholarship toward tuition for up to four semesters, financial support towards textbooks for up to four semesters, additional support from an academic advisor, success coach, and peer mentor.
  • Marquette University – Urban Scholars Program
    • Full tuition scholarship awarded to 5 first-generation and low-income students per year. Special consideration is given to students who graduated from Nativity Jesuit Academy and Notre Dame School of Milwaukee.
  • Marquette University – Educational Opportunity Program – Student Support Service
    • An academic department at Marquette University that assists first-generation and low-income students in obtaining a college education. The program includes a six-week residential experience for admitted students the summer before freshman year, one-on-one and group academic-year tutoring, career, and personal counseling, and individualized financial aid counseling and financial assistance.
  • MATC – Promise Program
    • The MATC Promise Program allows eligible students to earn up to 75 credits of free tuition after other scholarships and grants are applied. After completion of MATC’s two-year program, these credits can then be transferred towards completion of a four year degree.

Contact Us

Kevin Foley

Director of Graduate Support

(414) 645-1060