My son just started this year and it has been a great experience. He came from the public school system and it is such a relief not having such stress over so many state exams. The teachers are there to teach and educate students not to teach a test.
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- Theater drama
- Video film production
- Cross country
- P.E. classes
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Great teachers and I like the fact that my kid is getting an advanced education
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.
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!
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.
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.
Awesome environment . Love the new administrators and how they are doing do many things to keep moral up for students and teachers.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.