2018-19 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 is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.

Grading Scale Point Scale Class Rank
93-100..........A
91-92............A-
89-90............B+
84-88............B
82-83............B-
80-81............C+
75-79............C
73-74............C-
71-72............D+
66-70............D
0-65..............F
A.............4.0
A-............3.7
B+...........3.3
B.............3.0
B-............2.7
C+...........2.3
C.............2.0
C-............1.7
D+...........1.3
D.............1.0
We do not rank. Grades for the class of 2017 are distributed as follows:

3.8-4.00   70            2.6-2.79    12
3.6-3.79   36            2.4-2.69    11
3.4-3.59   34            2.2-2.39     8
3.2-3.39   33            2.0-2.19     3
3.0-3.19   10           
2.8-2.99   16

 
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 2018
* 100% of the graduating class enrolled in college
* 95% attend four-year college
* 5% 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
Chemistry 
English (grades 10 & 11)  
Geometry
Humanities (grade 9)
Marine Chemistry (4 yr. program)
Pre-Calculus
Spanish

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. 

*Denotes dual credit available. In addition, students often choose to take AP Exams in the following courses: French, Economics, and Music Theory.

DUAL CREDIT COURSES 
Dual credit courses are offered in: 
Senior Composition Psychology 
3rd & 4th Year Spanish -or- 
3rd & 4th Year Spanish Honors
3rd Year Japanese
3rd Year French
4th Year French
Anatomy and Physiology 
Intro to Calculus 


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

Class of 2018
Students from the Class of 2018 were accepted to the following colleges and universities:

AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts
American University
Arizona State University
Auburn University
Azusa Pacific University
Baylor University
Belmont Abbey College
Belmont University
Berklee College of Music
Boise State University
Boston College
Boston University
California Baptist University
California College of the Arts
California Lutheran University
California Polytechnic State University,
San Luis Obispo
California State Polytechnic University,
Pomona
California State University, Long Beach
Canisius College
Carnegie Mellon University
Carroll College
Central Washington University
Chapman University
Chatham University
College of William and Mary
Colorado Mesa University
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Columbia College Chicago
Creighton University
Culver-Stockton College
Dartmouth College
DePaul University
Dickinson College
Dixie State University
Duke University
Eastern Oregon University
Eastern Washington University
Edmonds Community College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emerson College
Emory University
Florida State University
Fordham University
Full Sail University
George Fox University
George Mason University
Georgetown University
Gonzaga University
Gordon College
Grambling State University
Grand Canyon University
Grays Harbor College
Green River Community College
Haverford College
Hawaii Pacific University
Hesston College
Howard University
Idaho State University
Indiana University at Bloomington
James Madison University
Johns Hopkins University
Lewis & Clark College
Lewis University
Liberty University
Linfield College
Louisiana State University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Maryland
Loyola University New Orleans
Marquette University
Marymount Manhattan College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Miami University, Oxford
Molloy College
Montana State University
New Mexico Institute of Mining and
Technology
New York University
Northeastern University
Northern Arizona University
Northwestern State University of
Louisiana
Northwestern University
Nova Southeastern University
Occidental College
Ohio Wesleyan University
Oklahoma City University
Old Dominion University
Oregon Institute of Technology
Oregon State University
Ottawa University
Otterbein University
Pace University
Pacific Lutheran University
Pacific University
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
Pierce College
Point Loma Nazarene University
Pomona College
Portland State University
Pratt Institute
Purdue University
Regis University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rice University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Saint Louis University
Saint Martin's University
Saint Mary's College of California
San Diego State University
San Jose State University
Santa Clara University
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of Visual Arts
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University
Simpson College
South Dakota School of Mines and
Technology
Southern Methodist University
Southern Oregon University
Southern University and A&M College
Stanford University
Syracuse University
Tabor College
Tacoma Community College
Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University
The Art Institute of California,
Hollywood
The Catholic University of America
The Evergreen State College
The George Washington University
The Ohio State University
The University of Alabama
The University of Arizona
The University of Iowa
The University of Montana
The University of Oklahoma
The University of Scranton
The University of Texas
The University of the Arts
Trinity Western University
Tufts University
Tulane University
United States Air Force Academy
United States Air Force Academy,
Preparatory School
United States Merchant Marine
Academy Preparatory School
United States Naval Academy
University College Dublin
University of British Columbia
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Dallas
University of Denver
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Idaho
University of Jamestown
University of La Verne
University of Massachusetts
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Mississippi
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of New Mexico
University of Notre Dame
University of Oregon
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound
University of Redlands
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of St. Mary
University of the Pacific
University of Utah
University of Washington
University of Washington, Bothell
University of Washington, Tacoma
University of West London
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Tech
Viterbo University
Wake Forest University
Washington State University
Washington University in St. Louis
Weber State University
Webster University
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Western Michigan University
Western Washington University
Westmont College
Whitman College
Whittier College
Whitworth University
Xavier University
Yale University