Events, Dates & Times
Below are dates, times and event information for admissions to Bellarmine. We encourage prospective students and families to attend our Open House. Students are required to take the High School Placement Exam. Although you don’t have to register for all the events listed, you do need to register for the High School Placement Exam through your online account.
Experience Bellarmine Days
• Thursday, October 6: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, October 11: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, October 26: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
• Thursday, November 3: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, November 9: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
• Thursday, November 17: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
• Thursday, December 8: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
• Friday, January 6: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, January 11: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 6
Get insight into all that Bellarmine has to offer! Take advantage of this opportunity to tour the campus, meet and talk with teachers, staff and other students.
High School Placement Exam
Register for the High School Placement Test (HSPT) through your online account. There is a $30.00 test fee that can be paid by credit card. Test takers should arrive 15 minutes early and bring several #2 pencils.
2016 - 2017 Test Dates
Friday, December 2, 2016 (and Parent Information Meeting 3:30-4:30 p.m.)
Saturday, December 3, 2016 (and Parent Information Meeting 10-11 a.m.)
10:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Friday, January 13, 2017 (and Parent Information Meeting 3:30-4:30 p.m.)
Saturday, January 14, 2017 (and Parent Information Meeting 10-11 a.m.)
10:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
December 2, 2016, December 3, 2016 or January 13, 2017, January 14, 2017 -- High School Placement Test (HSPT)
You only need to take one placement test. Follow this timeline for applying:
• January 30, 2017 - Applications are due
• February 24, 2017- Status letters mailed (with initial course placement)
• Thursday, March 9, 2017 – Class of 2021 Parent Information Night
• Wednesday, March 22, 2017 & Thursday, March 23, 2017 - Registration
Students with documented learning differences may arrange for extended time by providing a copy of the current documentation to Bellarmine (Attention: Jennifer O'Loughlin) no later than Friday, November 18, 2016. These students will be expected to begin testing during the Friday test period and return Saturday to complete the program. There will not be a reader provided and students must finish by the end of regular testing on Saturday.
See the link below for more information about the High School Placement Test:
Scholastic Testing Service: Understanding the HSPT
Admissions/Financial Aid Parent Meetings
During the first hour of the High School Placement Test, parents are invited to attend an informational meeting about the admissions process and financial aid. Below are the meeting dates and times:
Friday, December 2
Saturday, December 3
Please Note: Financial aid applications are due Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at midnight
Friday, January 13
Saturday, January 14
10:00- 11:00 a.m.
Parent Information Night: March 9 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Connelly Campus Center. Parents of Bellarmine Preparatory School's Class of 2021 are encouraged to attend. An overview of the registration process, curriculum, placement decisions, and interpretation of the High School Placement Test (HSPT) will be presented. This event is intended for parents/guardians only.
Lions' Night Out: Class of 2021: March 24, 2017.6:00-8:00 p.m. The Class of 2021 is invited to attend a night with their new classmates. Meet at Rollin' 253 Skating Rink, 2101 W. Mildred St, near Fircrest and Tacoma Community College. Treats and fun will be served!