A Community of Faith
St. Brendan Catholic School has a long history of providing a quality Catholic education to students in the Mexico, Missouri area. St. Brendan Parish is named after St. Brendan, the legendary navigator and one of Ireland's beloved saints. It is under this patronage that the school celebrates its Irish heritage and commitment to spreading the Gospel message to others through works of service and demonstrating God's love to all people.
St. Brendan Catholic School was opened in August 1921 with 40 students. The Sisters of the Most Precious Blood from O'Fallon served the parochial school until 1980. In 1987, the School Sisters of Notre Dame from the St. Louis Province began to serve the school and remained for the next 12 years.
Currently St. Brendan Catholic School continues the commitment set forth by the sisters as we prepare students in Preschool - Eighth Grade. We work to build a strong foundation of faith and service to others and provide a rigorous curriculum to prepare students for living in a 21st century world. Our high academic standards supported by strong moral values in a family atmosphere prepare students for life-long success.
As a community, we attend Mass four days a week, celebrate the sacraments, study Catholic faith and traditions, and participate in a variety of service opportunities. Prayer is integrated throughout the school day. Students are also provided with the opportunity to pray the Rosary on Mondays as a whole school community. Students are encouraged to take on leadership roles in Prayer Family groups and live out their Catholic faith in their daily lives.
St. Brendan Catholic School faculty and students practice Conscious Discipline. Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive social-emotional program that is based on current brain research, child development information and developmentally appropriate practices. By utilizing teachable moments, the faculty of St. Brendan Catholic School create a safe environment for students to learn and practice the skills needed for a healthy social and emotional life.
We believe a strong relationship with the parish and school families is important as parents are the first educators of their child and primary instructor of their Catholic faith. We welcome the participation of school families and the parish community in all school activities.