2017-18 School Profile

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Bellarmine Preparatory School is a Catholic school in the Jesuit tradition of education. Our guiding principle is that Bellarmine graduates will be Open to Growth, Intellectually Competent, Religious, Loving, and Committed to Doing Justice. The school was established in 1928 and currently enrolls 853 young men and women in grades nine through twelve. Bellarmine Prep is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.

Grading Scale Point Scale Class Rank
We do not rank. Grades for the class of 2017 are distributed as follows:

3.8-4.00   66            2.6-2.79    9
3.6-3.79   47            2.4-2.69    10
3.4-3.59   28            2.2-2.39     7
3.2-3.39   27            2.0-2.19     2
3.0-3.19   28            1.8-1.99     1
2.8-2.99   17

Grad Point Average: GPA is calculated using all courses taken except those courses which are taken for a Pass Grade. Grades are not weighted.

College Bound: Class of 2017
* 98% of the graduating class enrolled in college
* 96% attend four-year college
* 2% attend two-year college 

Honors Courses:
Honors classes are more comprehensive and offer a more intensive exposure to the subject matter.  Placement in these classes is determined by standardized test scores and teacher recommendation.  The course designation for honors is HB (HB = Honors/HEC Board Core Subject).

Honors courses are offered in:
Advanced Algebra/Trig American Literature  Biology
English (grades 10 & 11)   Geometry
Humanities (grade 9)
Marine Chemistry (4 yr. program)

Advanced Placement Courses:
Advanced Placement classes are designed to prepare the advanced students for standardized exams which may lead to the students being granted college credit or advanced standing by the colleges they attend. The course designation for Advanced Placement is AB (AB = Advanced Placement/HEC Board Core Subject).  In 2017, 363 candidates took 742 exams; 73% scored 3 or better.

Advanced Placement courses offered are:
AP American Government & Politics: US AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Chemistry
AP Computer Science A
AP English Language & Composition AP English Literature & Composition AP Environmental Science
AP Physics 1
AP Physics C 
AP Psychology
AP Spanish
AP Statistics
AP United States History AP World History
In addition, students often choose to take AP Exams in the following courses: French, Economics, and Music Theory.

College Counseling:
Erik Michels - Department Chair
(253) 879-9799
Cameron Irving
(253) 761-3548
Marie Krueger
(253) 752-7701 x. 828
Tawanna Wilson
(253) 756-3849
Jeanne Hamilton - Administrative Assistant
(253) 752-7701 x. 831

Class of 2017
Students from the Class of 2017 were accepted to the following colleges and universities:

Amherst College
Arizona State University
Armstrong State University
Azusa Pacific University
Baldwin Wallace University
Bard College
Baylor University
Bellevue College
Belmont Abbey College
Belmont University
Beloit College
Berklee College of Music
Boise State University
Boston College
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Boston University
Brandeis University
Bucknell University
California Baptist University
California Lutheran University
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
California State University, Chico
California State University, Fresno
Campbell University
Canisius College
Carleton University
Carroll College
Central Washington University
Chapman University
Chowan University
Claremont McKenna
Colorado Mesa University
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Concordia University - Portland
Cornish College of the Arts
Creighton University
Dalhousie University
Drexel University
Duke University
Eastern Washington University
Edmonds Community College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott
Fairfield University
Fordham University
George Fox University
Georgetown University
Georgia State University
Gonzaga University
Grand Canyon University
Green River Community College

Hamline University
Harvard University
Hawaii Pacific University
High Point University
Idaho State University
Indiana University at Bloomington
Iowa State University
Jacobs University
King's College London
La Sierra University
Lake Forest College
Langston University
Lewis & Clark College
Linfield College
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University New Orleans
Marquette University
Menlo College
Millikin University
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Montana State University, Billings
Montana State University, Bozeman
Montana Tech of The University of Montana
New Jersey Institute of Technology
North Carolina Wesleyan College
North Idaho College
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Occidental College
Oklahoma City University
Oregon State University
Otis College of Art and Design
Otterbein University
Pace University, New York City
Pacific Lutheran University
Pacific University
Patrick Henry College
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
Pierce College
Portland State University
Purdue University
Reed College
Regis University
Rice University
Rider University
Rockford University
Roosevelt University
Saint John's University
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University, Madrid
Saint Martin's University
Saint Mary's College of California
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Clara University
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University
Seton Hall University
Shenandoah University
Sonoma State University
Southern Oregon University
St. Joseph's College, Brooklyn Campus
St. Norbert College
Stanford University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Syracuse University
Tacoma Community College
Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
Texas Christian University
Texas Tech University
The American University of Paris
The Catholic University of America
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
The Evergreen State College
The George Washington University
The New School - All Divisions
The University of Akron
The University of Arizona
The University of Montana, Missoula
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of Tampa
The University of Texas, El Paso
United States Military Academy, Army
University of Alaska Southeast
University of British Columbia
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Central Florida
University of Chicago
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Dallas
University of Denver
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Idaho
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
University of Maine at Fort Kent
University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of Miami
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of New Hampshire at Durham
University of North Dakota
University of Northern Colorado
University of Notre Dame
University of Oregon
University of Pittsburgh
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound
University of Redlands
University of Rhode Island
University of Rochester
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of St. Thomas
University of the Pacific
University of Vermont
University of Victoria
University of Washington
University of Washington, Bothell
University of Washington, Tacoma
University of Wyoming
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Walla Walla University
Washington State University
Webster University
Western Michigan
University Western Washington
University Westmont College
Whitman College
Whitworth University
Willamette University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Xavier University
Yale University