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K-8
Private
Los Angeles, CA

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238 South Manhattan Place
Los Angeles, CA 90004

(213) 382-7401
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May 28, 2014
I love this school from it's teachers to the the principal, from the campus to the community. But really, it's all about the community here. I know that my children are making lifelong friendships in addition to preparing for admission to the best high schools in LA (and the students do matriculate to the very best of the best schools). You can spend more elsewhere, and perhaps have a smaller class size, but I have seen no noticeable benefit in terms of where the kids end up after elementary school. Parental involvement is a key component of the school culture. The athletics program is top-notch and allows for students to participate in many sports, and at varying levels of skill. The "middle school" classes (6th/7th/8th) have particularly excellent teachers, but the Kindergarten teacher is a bit of a local legend. While it is a Catholic school, it is just the right level of sincerity and simplicity - not judgy or "holier than thou", we are a VERY accepting school and parish. I consider myself and my children truly fortunate to have landed in such a fantastic place.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2013
St. Brendans has an amazing community of involved parents wonderful children and a excellent staff. I love that we are right in the middle of a huge city and yet we feel totally embraced by this fantastic school with a close knit down to earth small town feeling.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2013
I had one, 5-minute conversation with the teacher before school and got better quality homework and reading that day forward.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2013
K5 this year. Comparing apples to apples, this is a great school. Catholic school is slow growth in early years. Go to Citizens if you want project based education that, at first, seems more "advanced." Pack extra pants for the long hike to the bathroom though, assuming teacher/escort's not too busy with the many mainstreamed special Ed kids. 3rd Street expects 6 kinder classes. HP Elem, Page, Weho, Larchmont, or math magnet lacks funding. My son's high level reading/math but, he does 10 mins of same letter book he did when he was in JK/Pre-K. Meh, whatever. Real conversations with the teacher and other parents helped me work through it. Kinder teacher is standoffish but, she and all the teachers I spoke with are kind, open-minded, fair and consistent. Finally, the afterschool offered Lego, Chess, Soccer, Taekwondo all year and T-Ball starting up now. Want Echo Horizon abacus math? Rock climbing at St. James? Well, go pay for it, then. "Malignant influence" and high sugar content rendering kids violent. Really? Maybe wake up a little earlier and pack a lunch. Lunch vendor has changed recently with organic offerings, btw.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2012
My child went to Saint Brendan for a year, and my general impression was that the level of academic rigor was poor. For homework, my child received the exact same type of worksheet everyday for the entire school year. There is no cafeteria, but occasionally lunches extremely high in sugar are catered to the children rendering the students violent and disobedient. I did not perceive the diversity that previous reviewers proclaimed, as the school is predominately white and middle class, accompanied with the according hypocrisy. The principal is genuine, however, she is incapable of controlling the malignant influence that some teachers are exercising.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 15, 2010
good teacher, great community and very giving kids...

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
Great education not just in the academics, but in how to be a good person

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Our special school in full of sweet hearts, generous acts of service, and hardworking parents &teachers! Go SBS!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
St. Brendans has an incredible community of involved parents, wonderful children and a great staff. We treasure the fact that we're smack dab in the middle of a huge city and yet we feel totally embraced by this wonderful school with a close knit, down to earth, small town feeling.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
My children are learning about life along with, reading and writing. They are happy and thriving.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
It teaches the basics along with a good moral and societal foundation.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Wonderful sense of community, fabulous kids, safe environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Highest educations and best in christian life

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
Wonderful community, great academics and teachers - fabulous Catholic school

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
Diverse, kind, fun loving students and staff, with great parents and community to support them!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
St. Brendan is a great school with an amazing staff of educators. It provides an enriching academic program and spiritual foundation that produces intelligent, confident and respectful children. Sister Maureen O'Connor is an amazing Principal. She is kind, caring and thoughtful, and always has the best interest of the children at heart. We are so happy to have our two children at this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
St.Brendan is a great school! Not only does it provide an excellent educational foundation it also provides our son a foundation for close family values.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
As a child I learned a lot from St. Brendan and its Parish; gaining both scholastic and spiritual enrichment as I matured. Now my wife and I hope to share the same great teachings I received as a child to our son. What better way to accomplish this than to afford him the same blessing of attending a fine school such as St Brendan?

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2009
I love St. Brendan! I m proud of my daughter s school. (Btw I love all these sixth graders will always be my favorites!!) St Brendan s provide a religious foundation; provided an excellent learning environment with love and discipline so that smart, polite kids turn into productive members of society! A great community school of kids from every ethnic group and excellent status an exceptional education; a caring principal Sis Maureen; a nurturing environment, caring and supportive school community with memorable traditions and our great kids. Viva St Brendan School.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2009
St. Brendan is a gem. It has an amazing sense of community and the teachers are wonderful -- smart and loving.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Great family dynamic. Wonderful Kindergarten teacher. Parents are very involved.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
It's a wonderful school where Teachers care about the students and every parent is involved. My kids don't want to miss one day of school.That speaks for itself.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
School has a strong community based feeling to it. St Brendan not only promotes strong academic studies but teaches kids about social and Catholic values.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
Great teachers! Lots of opportunity for family involvement

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 22, 2009
The Principal, Teachers and staff care for the children as if they are their own.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
Great education, fabulous teachers, strong community and emphasis on character.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Great education, fabulous teachers, strong community,emphasis on character and both my children loves going to school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
They give a well rounded education and incorporate a centered worldview into their curriculum without sacrificing quality or depth.

- submitted by a community member
September 21, 2009
It is a wonderful happy place for my great niece and great nephew!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 21, 2009
It is a closely knit school community, with high academic standards that demands the most and gets most out of your child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
its just the best schol. love the parents and the teachers and the sisters!!

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
The welcoming atmosphere of St. Brendan community is a great factor that made the school's academic standard of excellence enjoyably challenging. As a single parent, a daughter with good moral values,intelligence and spirituality would be hard but I am proud to say I have one. Thanks to St. Brendan School.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
The families, the connection between the children. Amazing teachers and staff. We feel very lucky to send our children.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
This academically rigorous school is able to balance learning with the nuturing of the 'whole child.' Children not only learn the three R's but are encouraged to learn how to be a just and moral person--how to be polite and thoughtful. Perhaps the most refreshing thing is the way boys are allowed to 'be boys.' instead of being encourage to act like girls!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
It's the best school in the world, teaching our children great moral values.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
My 3 older kids graduated from St. Brendan School and when I found out I was pregnant, the first thing my older kids said to me was our baby brother or sister will go to St. Brendans, to me that said it all. They were so grateful of the education they had received and wanted the same for their younger sibling.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
St. Brendan's has provided an excellent learning environment with love and discipline so that smart, polite kids turn into productive members of society!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
Kids are the smartest. Teachers are the best. 'Nuff said.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 18, 2009
It has very dedicated, loving faculty. It feels like an extension of home. My son LOVES his school!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
St. Brendan produces smart and capable young learners and community members.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
We love St. Brendan School. Great teachers, great education, great community.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
My kids had a great education at St Brendan now my grandkids are doing the same.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 18, 2009
Highest rated Catholic School in the Los Angeles area that is extremely family oriented. Mothers and Fathers participate in the classroom in a nurturing and educationally focused envoronment. There is a connection between students of all grades and the focus on the Catholic / Christian lifestyle contributes to the overall sense of community and connection.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
My daughter just graduated and she is attending high school and was placed in advanced english, history, etc. St. Brendan prepared her not only academically but spiritually as well. We had such a wonderful experience at St. Brendan's we already miss the school, teachers, and especially our wonderful principal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
St Brendan's makes sure that every child feels Special...no matter what race, creed or economic backgroud.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
I love the in-depth academic curriculum and strong value system that St. Brendan School instills in our children. Each child is known and nurtured.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
St. Brendan is a rich and nurturing community! Across the board, the teachers are terrific, and truly invested in the student's intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
Great education, great family of families

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
It is simply the best education children can get: high quality education with values, caring staff and eager dedicated students.

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2009
Fabulous teachers & Principal. Lovely community of families. Great new campus. Super children!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
St Brendan provides a wonderful nurturing and learning environment for my kids

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
We love Saint Brendan because the school reaffirms their mission statement daily: St. Brendan School strives to provide an academically, challenging Catholic elementary education (K-8). It is primarily for the multi-cultural people of the parish in the spirit of proclaiming the Gospel, building faith community and rendering Christian service.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I love the community of families and friends. I love the down to earth, sensible approach to teaching our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
They have an outstanding reputation in the community because of the level of detail which goes into their program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Education in a nurturing, down to earth environment that encourages the students to be kind and capable people... perfect. I especially love that parents are included in the whole school process!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
St. Brendan is a terrific school. The fundamentals are emphasized with an eye towards how the students can make a difference via service.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I love St. Brendan School because the fundamental Catholic beliefs regarding human dignity are incorporated into teaching on a daily basis. The community is diverse econom ically and racially. The parents are involved and supportive.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
St. B keeps its tuition low so we can maintain TRUE diversity in our student body. Our teachers are the best, our scores are outstanding, and our kids are well-rounded life-long learners.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 17, 2009
Our daughters who have graduated from the school loved it, and now our son loves it, and in all their three classes, we've been able to build lifetime friendships with other families.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
We love the everything about our school

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
They have great teachers. A big sense of community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I love St Brendan School because Sr. Maureen is a great principal. The teachers are wonderful and exciting. My son loves to go to school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
It nurtures our children and helps them become better people who will take care of our world

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
St. Brendans is such a great combination of education and character development. It produces great and well rounded kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I love that it provides a healthy, safe and educational environment for two children that I especially care about.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
What can I say about St. B? We had other choices - this was the clear winner. The education, the community, the teachers, and now the incredible facilities -- everyone and everything working together for the benefit of the kids. THAT is what a quality school is all about! My girls are making lifelong friendships and building the academic foundation to excel in high school, college and beyond...

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
It is a school of community, nurturing environment and good values. What more could one ask for .

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Wonderful families. First rate teachers. Rigorous curriculum. Brand new facilities. What's not to love?

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Great community! The educational, behavioral and spiritual foundations taught day in and day out at the school transcend beyond the walls of the campus and extend to all the friends and families associated with St. Brendan's. The students, parents, teachers and staff all recognize they have a stake in assuring a bright future, filled with promise for the next generation.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
S - is for Sister Maureen -- an awesome principal! T - is for our Teachers who are cool, kind and amazing! B - is for the Best school ever! R - is for Reverent students! E - is for Excellent Education! N - is for Nice, New buildings! D - is for Dynamic and Dedicated teachers and Delicious hot lunches! A - is for Awesome students and teachers! N - is for Nurturing environment (mom's contribution)

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
We have an amazing community, wonderful teachers, fantastic principal and the best kids in the city.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Love the St. Brendan's family. The education is great and the values instilled in the kids are wonderful

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
It's a wonderful, caring community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
St. Brendan's school is a great community of wonderful families, excellent teachers and staff and the kid's are fantastic!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
A great community school of kids from every ethnic group and socioeconomic status. It has a policy of never turning a child away because of ability to pay. Regardless all kids share a common bond and respect one another, their teachers and their community where they do many charitable activities. Because it is a Catholic school, it receives none of the State's educational funding yet consistently test in the top 1% despite its limited resources because of commitment to excellence. There is a great misconception that because a school is private that it has more resources than a public school.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
SBS provided my kids with a great education and a safe, happy environment in which to grow up. Go St, Brendan School!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
They have the most amazing staff and year after year their students excel in academics despite being underfunded.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 17, 2009
Great school with very intellectual children.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
Caring and supportive school community with memorable traditions and great kids!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
I love St. Brendans School because my two granddaughters to there, and they are both thriving. I have worked there and there is so much parent involvement. It is a school everyone wants to be at, and all the teachers love the children and they love the teachers. It's awesome.

- submitted by a community member
November 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 11, 2008
i am a student who goes to saint brendan school! sbs is a great catholic school ! in sbs you have highly good education. math really is outsading but spainsh is boring... although spanish my be boring ,but if you take a high school or middle school exam you skip level 1 and go to level2 only for 2 years. Another great thing is exams for high and middle schools. in 8th grade you decide what high school u want to go. Then there is 3 days that u can take the test u wanna go into.if you do take it believe there is a 99% u are going to that school!

- submitted by a student
no rating July 27, 2007
St. Brendan is a great Catholic school to go to. In terms of diversity, it is mostly white and asian, but there are a few blacks and hispanics. Students are intelligent and are well rounded. Because of its good education, many students are accepted to prestigious high schools. Math is well taught there, but Spanish needs to be taught better. I'll admit the extracurricular activities are not that great. There are a few sports you can participate in, and there aren't any clubs to join. There's only Student Council and Altar Serving. This school, however, do host fun activities for the students [Examples: Halloween Parade, Talent Show, Mini-Carnival, & so much more.

- submitted by a student
May 31, 2007
St Brendan school is a wonderful environment for a child to grow up and it is very close-knit. The teachers and staff work very well together and really help the children. The math program is extremely advanced and goes ahead of the expectations for the age group. St Brendan school is the perfect school to send a child who wants to learn and meet many new friends.

- submitted by a student
January 07, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2006
Catholic parochial school in mid-wilshire area of los angeles. conservative and strict. some teachers are excellent while others are a waste of students time. PE, Spanish and Science programs are worthless. Math is outstanding. Parent Club is one of the best. New school building in the planning stages.

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August 31, 2005
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March 09, 2005
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August 26, 2003
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St. Brendan
238 South Manhattan Place, Los Angeles, CA  90004
(213) 382-7401
Last modified St. Brendan is a Private school that serves grades K-8
St. Brendan Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 92 reviews. Top