St. Brendan's isn't what it used to be. The principal who had been there for many years has been replaced and the change has not benefitted the school. The new principal has brought in some new teachers who are to put it kindly dreadful and inadequate (maybe a spoils system?). These days "bullying" is what many people think of when they hear "St. Brendan"; it is tolerated and the explanation is that children are still developing social skills. Having seen some of those teachers and parents in action I would say the children are developing the skills they will need to succeed in that community. Don't cross the boss! If you are looking for a good school where individual children are nurtured and individual differences supported and appreciated visit many schools talk to parents you know and look at the faces of the children leaving the school each day. We chose SB for our children (under the former regime) based on that strategy and we had no regrets. Unfortunately that great school is gone.
St. Brendan Catholic School is a private middle school in North Olmsted. The principal of St. Brendan Catholic School is Miss. Julie A. Onacila, who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. 170 children attend St. Brendan Catholic School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at St. Brendan Catholic School is 16:1. St. Bernadette Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.
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I love this school and the teachers. There are so many creative art programs for the kids and each kid is an individual here! The principal has a smile on her face and greets each kid by name. I used to be terrified of my principal. Ms. Onacila does a great job balancing education in a creative way discipline and instilling catholic values in a wholesome environment. I am truly happy I have found a place like St. Brendan School.
St. Brendan School can give your child a wonderful education. It requires parental involvement and hard work. They expect a student to try their best.They have quality teachers especially at the Jr. High level. They could focus more on encouraging students. Overall we love the school parish and lovely people.
St. Brendan School is Preschool through grade 8 and we have had a wonderful experience at this preschool our daughter is doing well beyond what we ever thought possible with the preschool teachers enthusiasm for her job.
St. Brendan is an excellent school seeking to develop a positive and strong leader within all of its students; both spiritually and academically. There are many opportunities for all students and the environment is very friendly and genuine.
We have had an excellent experience at St. Brendan's with our daughter who has been there since preschool. The teachers are very responsive and open to communication. The use of Edline is a fabulous tool to keep you in contact with the teachers staff and day to day work that your child is responsible for. The changing over of the pastor which we were a little nervous about at first has proven to be a smooth transition Fr. Tom has been fabulous. The programs in both Science and Computers offer the students the opportunity to strecth their creativity and ingenuity.
This school is more worried about enrolling new students to avoid a merger with St Richard than the students they have currently enrolled. The math program while at or above the state average leaves a lot to be desired. When you're paying tuition where the public schools are good you expect better. Our biggest complaint is that there is NO discipline in the classrooms. The teachers and principal are more interested in keeping the parents from complaining than actually enforcing their own rules. We left after 6 years and took our money to another school (it wasn't St Richards).