St Benedict’s College Secondary School welcomed its first student intake of just over 300 students in September 2005. A few months later, on May 4, 2006, the school was then officially inaugurated by the Prime Minister, the Hon. Dr Lawrence Gonzi. In September 2014, it welcomed its first intake of both boys and girls as a co-ed secondary school.
Today the school has reached its full capacity with a population of over 700 students and a staff of over 150 teachers and learning support assistants. St Benedict's College Secondary School has become the first school in Malta to offer education to both Junior Lyceum, Area Secondary and Foundation students at all the five levels of compulsory secondary schooling. Mr Michael Bondin is the current Head of School after succeeding Mr Raymond Portelli in 2014.
The school is one of thirteen schools, both primary and secondary, forming Kulleġġ San Benedittu. It acts as a receiving school for boys and girls hailing from the eight Southwest villages of Birżebbuġa, Żurrieq, Għaxaq, Gudja, Mqabba, Qrendi, Safi and Kirkop. The school was named after Saint Benedict who is a well-known figure in our religious history and patron saint of Europe.
St. Benedict's College, Secondary School is a three-storey building, long labelled as the Foundation for Tomorrow's Schools (FTS) flagship, it being the first New School building by FTS.
The entire school is fully accessible for persons with special needs, offering sanitary facilities on each level and two lifts linking all floors. The school also offers a 7-a-side synthetic turf football pitch with a 6-lane, 200-metre athletics' track. A new sports hall, adjacent to this building, has also been constructed.