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Accreditations & Distinctions



St. Brendan Parish School is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Accreditation by these organizations requires a rigorous, comprehensive evaluation process that includes a detailed self-study and a visit by a committee of educators from across the Western United States. St. Brendan School’s accreditation was last reviewed in 2019 and the school was awarded a full six- year term for accreditation. 


In 2014, St. Brendan School was awarded the “Innovation in Catholic Education” award from Today’s Catholic Teacher, a highly regarded national publication for Catholic educators. This award was for our outstanding school-parish Youth Ministry Program.

In 2015, our Mother's Club was one of four recipients of the NCEA's Distinguished Home and School Association Awards for creating outstanding programs that enhance the life of the school community.

Our students frequently distinguish themselves and our school at various competitions and are often recognized by the wider education community for their achievements. Distinctions include:

  • Placements in local, regional, and state-wide science fairs
  • Placement in local, regional and state-wide geography bees
  • Championship wins across all CYO athletics programs

Approximately 80% of our students are accepted to San Francisco high schools with distinctions and honors, including:

Sacred Heart Cathedral

  • Acceptance in the De Paul Scholar Program
  • Acceptance in the Inquiry and Innovation (i2) Program

St. Ignatius College Preparatory

  • Acceptance with Distinction
  • Acceptance with Honors

Archbishop Riordan High School

  • Acceptance to the St. Francis Scholar Program
  • Acceptance with Honors