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PK-8
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Miami, FL
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8755 Southwest 32nd Street
Miami, FL 33165

(305) 221-2722
(305) 554-6726
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November 22, 2014
There is not enough I can say about our second home for the last 11 years. The teachers are amazing, they give 100% on a daily basis and will go out of their way to make a child feel safe and want to learn. The administration is welcoming and knows every child by name. These individuals love what they do and are not afraid to show it.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2014
My daughter started at SBE in 5th grade after leaving a private, independent school that "boasted" about its academic and family atmosphere but did not deliver! SBE's mission statement are not just words. they truly practice what they preach. The new administration promotes challenging academics while integrating their Catholic identity throughout the school and community. Students are taught that academics is a means by which to help others. So glad we found. School that actually practices what they preach! BTW: We rock Academic Olympics!

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2014
Amazing school ! My son graduated last year and started highschool with a strong foundation. Love the teachers and administration a very caring family oriented community.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2014
Great experiences, high academic standards, and a very caring and nurturing environment for our children. Administration is very involved in all aspects of the school. Great family environment.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2014
Awesome environment . Love the new administrators and how they are doing do many things to keep moral up for students and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2014
Our daughters have been at SBE for 6 years now. Excellent environment, some great teachers along the way, increasing use of technology and, for the past several years, outstanding leadership. The new Principal is taking many advancements to the next level.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2013
Outstanding school: top quality academics in all subjects; middle schoolers very well prepared for high school of their choice; Christian values are not only taught they are practiced by staff, teachers and children!; top notch technologies such as Prometheus boards and Ipads; great families! Several years ago we switched our children from St John Neumann to St Brendan. Every day I thank the Lord that my children go to this school, every day I am thrilled that we are a part of this wonderful community. Excellent principal and school!

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2013
There are a few teachers that are totally worth it!!!. Unfortunately, there are some mothers that are so such brown nosers and, get so much into the teachers' business that is disgusting to see that the school will allow such behavior (always roaming in the hallway with the excuse of being "homeroom delegates"!!! You can see their noses are brown!!!!). The teachers (if they manage not to get fired!!) try their best, however, they are afraid of being replaced by way less experienced staff (sometimes their own assistants of course...less salary) It is a shame this school's education has gone down the drain so fast!! Spanish and Technology are good!

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2012
My children attend St. Brendan and it is an excellent school for the cost. Yes there are better private schools in Miami if you can afford the 15k-25k yearly tuition. I believe I pay about 6k for tuition(not sure wife pays bills).Great teachers, staff etc. Sports programs that start at 2nd grade. Highly recommend school. An for the person complaining about no heaters, I have lived in Miami all my life, 46 years, I have never used a heater during the day.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2012
My son has attended St. Brendan Elementary since Kindergarten and he loves his school. Teachers are knowledgeable, caring individuals who do everything they can to help the children achieve their maximum potential. Parents are required to get involved and the school provides ample opportunities for their involvement. The students are tought solid roman catholic values, love of God, compassion, and honesty.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2012
Poor the little children and the parents that pay so much money. They don't know what came into their school as principal. You will all find out soon enough with her discriminatory ways.

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 19, 2010
The special ed program is horrible my son was there for years and needed a tutor. None of the kids in the program are accepted in Columbus they try to get them enrolled in St. Brendan Special Ed program. I have had several teacher admit they had to send my child to another teacher to teach him a math problem. One of the assistants who was teaching 1/2 of the class because they split them into levels actually admitted to me that she was horrible in math. The gossip among teachers is horrible. I think it is a waste. I will admit the new principal is trying but I really do not know if she can make such drastic changes.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2010
I have two sons in the school for three consecutive years and I just learned from the teacher the school has no heater system. My son complains his hands are so 'cold' it makes it difficult for him to concentrate in class, given this year's long winter. Yet home and school committee are so proud of their collection of over $11,000 in their recent fund raising event. When are they going to put the money towards the school (children)needs?

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February 11, 2010
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November 02, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
St. Brendan Elementary School has good discipline, education, and the students are well-mannered. The students' parents as well as the school itself, care to teach the kids good moral values as well as a sense of responsibility which is very much needed in this day and age!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
I believe the school is moving in the right direction. In January of this year we got a new principal, as always change is difficult and people are resistent to change and unforfunately quick to judge. The new principal has taken the time to sit with the educators of our children, hear our concerns and bring her experience to the table. I feel the school is moving the right direction.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 19, 2009
I can't say enough on how happy my child is at this school. My daughter had an excellent 1st grade teacher. She was loving, caring but at the same time strict and very professional. For the rest of the school staff and personnel I have no complaints. The new principal is very professional and caring as well.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2009
The school's new principal has amazing leadership skills. She has only been there since January and she has made a positive impact already. She communicates with parents on a monthly basis. She is a true professional. My children have been attending this school for the past 5 years and I am a public school teacher. I am confident that the new principal will take St. Brendan to higher standards. My only concern is the animosity of some teachers and school office whom been in the school for too long and that might interfere with changes. I just hope the rest of the teachers, parents and the priest believes in her and gives her the chance to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 05, 2009
The lack of leadership sometimes worries me. The Principal last year was wishy washy, and sometimes the direction is more on Money than education. It is a very expensive school and the quality should be monitored. most teachers are good, but then the few bad ones are really really bad.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2009
The new principal is a long-time educator who consistently sends home information about the happenings at the school. Some of the teachers are hard-working and enthusiastic, while others lack basic teaching skills and classroom management. Too much emphasis is placed on copying and not on teachers interacting with the class. My children have attended the school for four years, but positive changes have been very slow to arrive. More emphasis on providing a rigorous teaching environment is needed. I spend too much time instructing at home instead of reviewing.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2009
This is our first year in the school, and so far so good! when it comes to academic, my child comes from a public school and the improvement is great, the only thing I find is the new principal this year 09, she is more concern about religion than academics, and she is always finding a reason to get more money out of parents. You never see her around in the school or talking with parents/studens as the previous principal on 08, he had more carisma....sorry but is the truth.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2009
Not to sure of this school principal is not communicating with parents it;s not about the kids anymore.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2009
I am pulling my 3 kids out of the school this year because of academic reasons and the unprofessional manner of the new principal. The schools best interest is making money not the kids eduacation.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 16, 2009
I like the school, but the principal has no communication schools. The prinicpal is not very professional, lacks experience. The administration needs to get more involved.

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March 23, 2008
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February 24, 2008
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February 03, 2008
Great school ! My daughter loves it, her teacher is great and the administration is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2007
I currently have my daughter in St. Brendan and so far, I love it. There was turmoil a couple years back with the administration, but I can honestly say that the change has been great for the school. The new principal is excellent and extremely involved and as a parent, I think it's a great school.

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October 21, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2007
I had my child in St. Brendan Elementary from Pre-Kindergarten through second grade. I started to notice that academically she was not advancing. The year I took her out (2006) there was a lot of turmoil between the teachers and administration and this reflected on the students. It has taken her one year to catch up academically to the other children in the school she is in now. I would not recommend this school to anybody. I only hope that they will improve for the sake of other children who are still there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 29, 2007
I had to take my child out of this school simply because the academics were terrible. I had to place my child in a public school and now I find out that he is behind. If this school concentrated as much on teaching as it did on taking people's money, it would be outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2006
Loving and nurturing environment. Not very strong academically; could be better.

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October 18, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2005
This is a great school with a nurturing staff, close knit community of parents, strong academic program.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
Great family school, with highly involved parents and a great Athletic Association. Religious education is strong, but not overdone. My kids love it!!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
St. Brendan Elementary gave me a great education for my first few imporant years of schooling. I've followed the changes made to the school over the past few years and see a great deal of potential in what they are doing there. Overall, St. Brendan gave me a good foundation for my further education and to be able to navigate through life through the intercesion of it's patron saint, St. Brendan the Navigator...pray for us!

- submitted by a former student
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St Brendan Elementary School
8755 Southwest 32nd Street, Miami, FL  33165
(305) 221-2722
Last modified St Brendan Elementary School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St Brendan Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top