St. Brendan Catholic School
St. Brendan School is a Catholic elementary school founded to assist parents in their primary responsibility for the Christian education of their children.
It is under the supervision of the Department of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and is administered by a Sister of St.
Joseph of Carondelet, and dedicated lay teachers. St. Brendan School is an integral part of the whole parish family, providing a concrete environment for the development of gospel values and the living out of Christian community.
We try to accept each child as a unique individual with special gifts of mind and soul.
Furthermore, we encourage the children to accept each other in the same spirit.
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.
- Top Ranked CA School
- Grades: Kindergarten-8
- Students: 298 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
I am so glad to be part of St. Brendan School and its community. My daughter just graduated, started from Kindergarten and spent 8 happy years and thriving in school, sports and extracurricular activities. My son is currently at St. Brendan and I have to say, the school adapted well and the teacher does a great job with online learning. My kids are happy going to school, happy coming back home and have good grades. The classes are big, and teach the kids the importance of the respect to each other, respect to the teacher. I was never worried about the big classes, the opposite. It thinks it helps the kids to learn the importance of good behavior. It's a catholic school and they teach Catholicism, but also the values of many other religions and people's beliefs. The school prepares them well to get in the best high schools in town, a proven and known fact. The community is welcoming, close, fun and outgoing. As a parent, you can make many new friendships and there are plenty of events to socialize.
I went to St. Brendan and had a wonderful experience. As a current parent, I'm so glad to see the school remain true to its mission. What makes St. Brendan special is that embraces the wonderful lessons from the New Testament. For example, "love thy neighbor as thyself." This foundation is why we chose a Catholic School. However, the school is located in the heart of LA. That creates a parent community that prioritizes equity and inclusion. It's a beautiful balance.
We have two children at the school (3rd and kindergarten this year) and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. The teachers are wonderful - rigorous, experienced, and kind. The community is a terrific strength - both welcoming and active, with many opportunities for both kids and parents to connect with others, help out, and get support. The students are hard-working and nice! We couldn't be happier to be here.
I currently have three children enrolled at the school ranging from Kindergarten to 7th grade. The school has high expectations for all students, but the environment is caring and encourages individual growth. I especially appreciate the fact that the emphasis isn't just on academics. My children are learning about things like community service and social justice. At this school, faculty, staff and parents have come together to form a wonderfully supportive environment. As parents, we watch out for each other's kids. And, at school, I know the teachers really care about the wellbeing of our children.
St. Brendan is a an absolute gem: in the heart of urban Los Angeles, yet the community feels like a sweet suburban Catholic elementary school. My children are currently in 2nd and 4th grade and we are so happy here. From outstanding academic standards to a warm and welcoming community, the school does a stellar job of raising smart, kind, wonderful little human beings. One incredibly special program the school has built is the "buddy system" for both families and the children themselves. Each incoming family has a buddy family they can ask absolutely any question they have from common concerns like curriculum/staff questions to simple don't-be-afraid to ask questions like how to pronounce a teacher's name. Also, each kindergartener is paired with an 8th grade buddy (as well as 7th/1st and 6th/2nd) which gives the kids on both sides of each friendship such a special experience. I will never forget walking down Larchmont St. and watching an 8th grader instinctively high-five my kindergartener, giving him such happy confidence. We have talented, friendly faculty and staff, great sports and extracurricular programs, a fantastic hot lunch program, inspiring community outreach opportunities, impressive student council-led assemblies, and tons of social/community events that keep our kids and families excited to step onto campus. As the saying goes, "it takes a village" - and St. Brendan is a great one!
I have two children at St. Brendan and it is an excellent school! The teachers are super engaged, and the curriculum is almost a year ahead of the public schools. Almost every single student in 8th grade gets into their top two choices for high school and it is a major feeder for Loyola High. The sports program is outstanding too! The best thing about SBS though is the sense of community. It really feels like a small town school in the heart of the city.
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