St. Brendan High School was originally St. John Vianney Minor Seminary High School. St. John Vianney High School was opened to accept students who were interested in studying for the priesthood. When enrollment declined, the Archdiocese of Miami, under the leadership of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll, decided to convert the school into a co-educational high school. They changed its name to St. Brendan High School and it opened at the start of the 1975 school year
The school is primarily committed to serving the educational needs of the Catholic population of the southwest section of Miami. In 1975, 346 students were enrolled in the ninth and tenth grades. By 1977, 870 students were enrolled in the ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades. At the present time, there are approximately 1200 students enrolled in the school.
We the sabres of green and white,
Proudly roar with all our might.
Constantly searching invenire
Knowledge, truth and life so dear.
Like the saint who crossed the sea
Explorers of the world are we.
You teach us how to love
And share, to help, have faith,
Seek truth and care.
Here we sing our alma mater your
Ever faithful sons and daughters
You help us spread our wings to fly
For this we love St. Brendan High!
St. Brendan High School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, an accreditation division of AdvancED.