Brother Candidates High School was open in 1950 by the Society of the Divine Word, which operated St.
Mary's Mission House. The school's enrollment consisted of male students who wanted to consider a vocation in religious life
with an order.
SVD operated a number of these schools nationwide for students that wished to experience life with an religious order.
Half of the school was spent in the classroom, while the remainder was in the shop, just like students that had attended St.
Joseph's Technical High School did from 1901-1914.
Unfortunately, the school did not have a long life, either. According to records from the Archdiocese of Chicago's Joseph
Cardinal Bernadin Archives Research Center, Brother Candidates High School closed in 1966.