2019-20 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 2019 are distributed as follows:

3.8-4.00   49            2.6-2.79    10
3.6-3.79   50            2.4-2.59     3
3.4-3.59   29            2.2-2.39     4
3.2-3.39   10            2.0-2.19     4
3.0-3.19   32           
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 2019
* 96% of the graduating class enrolled in college
* 90% attend four-year college
* 6% attend two-year college  
* 3% enlisted / gap year / service  

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  (grade 11)
Biology
Chemistry 
English (grades 10)  
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 2019, 313 candidates took 638 exams; 67% 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 French Language
AP Macroeconomics
AP Microeconomics
AP English Literature & Composition
AP Environmental Science
AP Physics 1
AP Physics C  
*AP Psychology
AP Spanish Language & Culture
AP Statistics
AP United States History
AP World History

*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 2019
Students from the Class of 2019 were accepted to the following colleges and universities:

American University
Amsterdam University College
Arizona State University
Azusa Pacific University
Babson College
Bates College
Baylor University
Belmont University
Big Bend Community College
Bishop's University
Boise State University
Boston College
Boston University
California College of the Arts
California Lutheran University
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
California State University, Chico
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Sacramento
California State University, San Bernardino
California State University, San Marcos
Carnegie Mellon University
Carroll College
Central Arizona College
Central Washington University
Centralia College
Chaminade University of Honolulu
Chapman University
Christopher Newport University
Coe College
College of Saint Benedict
College of the Holy Cross
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Concordia University - Irvine
Concordia University - Montreal
Concordia University - Portland
Connecticut College
Creighton University
DePaul University
Dickinson College
Drexel University
Eastern Washington University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott
Emerson College
Emory University
Fairfield University
Florida State University
George Fox University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Gonzaga University
Grand Canyon University
Green River Community College
Hamilton College
Harvard College
Hawaii Pacific University
Hesston College
High Point University
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Howard University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Indiana University at Bloomington
Iona College
Iowa State University
Langston University
Lewis & Clark College
Linfield College
Lipscomb University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Marquette University
Maryland Institute College of Art
McGill University
Miami University, Oxford
Michigan State University
Montana State University, Bozeman
Montana Tech of The University of Montana
New York University
Northern Arizona University
Northwestern University
Northwood University
Nova Southeastern University
Occidental College
Oregon State University
Otterbein University
Pace University, New York City
Pacific Lutheran University
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
Pierce College
Point Loma Nazarene University
Pomona College
Portland State University
Prairie View A&M University
Providence College
Purdue University
Reed College
Regis University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhodes College
Ringling College of Art and Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Rutgers University-Newark
Sacred Heart University
Saint Anselm College
Saint Louis University
Saint Martin's University
Saint Mary's College of California
Saint Michael's College
San Diego State University
Santa Clara University
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of Visual Arts
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University
Simon Fraser University
Southern Methodist University
Southern Oregon University
Spelman College
St. Edward's University
St. Mary's University of San Antonio
St. Olaf College
Stanford University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stony Brook University
Tacoma Community College
Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University
Texas Southern University
The Catholic University of America
The College of Idaho
The George Washington University
The Ohio State University
The University of Alabama
The University of Arizona
The University of Iowa
The University of Montana, Missoula
The University of Oklahoma
The University of Texas
The University of the Arts
Trinity University
Tulane University
US Air Force Academy
US Merchant Marine Academy
US Military Academy - Army
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Merced
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Central Florida
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Dayton
University of Denver
University of Florida
University of Hartford
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Idaho
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Miami University of Michigan University of Minnesota University of Mississippi University of Nevada University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of Northern Colorado 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 South Florida University of Southern California University of the Pacific University of Utah University of Washington University of Washington, Bothell University of Washington, Tacoma University of West Florida University of Wisconsin, Madison Vanderbilt University Vassar College Wake Forest University Washington State University Washington University in St. Louis Western Washington University Whitman College Whittier College Whitworth University Wichita State University Wilkes Honors College of FAU Willamette University Xavier University