Why Choose St. Benedict?

We are NOW ENROLLING Grades PreK3 – 8th Grades! All faiths welcome.
  • St. Benedict has been offering a safe, nurturing and loving environment to students for 100 years!
  • St. Benedict’s open hallways lead out to a beautiful courtyard and playground offering students the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors as they switch classes and walk to activities.
  • Our small size allows us to provide a thoughtful and individualized education for each student.
  • St. Benedict has a small student to teacher ratio averaged 12:1 for the 2019-2020 school year, compared to 18:1 which is the average ratio in Alabama public schools.
  • The student body comes from various zip codes throughout Elberta, Foley, Gulf Shores, Lillian, Magnolia Springs and Orange Beach in Alabama.
  • Approximately 30% of our student population is non-Catholic. All faiths are welcome!
  • St. Benedict is fully accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, the Northwest Accreditation Commission, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement.
  • St. Benedict is proud to offer our students with the best resources, which include a school counselor AND school resource teachers for reading and math. We believe that in order to succeed at including students who present challenging behaviors or diverse learning abilities, regular classroom teachers and students need to be supported by a team of professionals.
A school counselor is a critical part of your child’s education, being there for them when they need it most. This may include counseling in areas of academic achievement, career choices or personal and social development. St. Benedict is fortunate to have Brinda Martin, a Licensed Professional Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor, Manager Management Specialist II, and a National Certified Counselor.  Brinda began her mental health career in Community Mental Health for the State of Georgia in 2000.  She has worked in Child and Adolescent, adult major mental health, and managed the Women’s Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Program at Pathways in Newnan, Georgia before opening her private practice.    Valerie Dorman is the Title 1 Language Arts/Resource teacher and has been an educator for 20 years. Starting her career in special education she has taught in resource, inclusion support, and self-contained settings. She holds certifications in Special Education EC-12, General Education Pre-K to 8, ESL K-8. Before coming to St Benedict, Valerie focused on working with students to become better readers. She is a certified interventionist for students who have a reading impairment.  She is thrilled to be teaching at St Benedicts with such wonderful students and caring staff and teachers.