Application Process

Step 1:
Bellarmine use an online admissions account system, Ravenna Hub, to help prospective families navigate the admissions process and to apply online. You will use your account to submit your application and register for events. Click here to create an account.

If you have questions or need help navigating the system, download the step-by-step admissions account guide or contact Ravenna directly at

Step 2:
Come and experience first-hand what it is like to be a Lion during one of our Experience Bellarmine Days! This is a special opportunity for 8th graders to engage with students and faculty in the classroom, tour our campus, and learn more about our award-winning programs, activities and opportunities. Please register through your admissions account. This is an optional, but highly encouraged, opportunity for your student and is not required for admission to Bellarmine.

Parents are also invited to enjoy a special morning of coffee and conversation with our Principal Cindy Davis from 8:15-9:15 a.m. Come explore Bellarmine and hear about the mission of the school, college prep curriculum, co-curricular activities, the admissions process and more! Campus tours will also be available. Please RSVP through your admissions account.

Step 3:
Students applying for Bellarmine's Class of 2024 will need to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). We have three test dates available:

  • Friday, December 6th from 3:30-6:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 7th from 10:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 11th from 10:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Students only need to register for one test date through their admissions 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. Click here to learn more about the High School Placement Test.

We will be hosting a Prospective Parent Information Session during the first hour of the HSPT for parents and guardians in the Connelly Campus Center. Refreshments and resources will be available. Some of the topics that will be covered are academic programs and placement, the philosophy of a Jesuit education, and our admissions process and tuition assistance program.

Learning Differences
Students with documented learning differences may arrange for extended test time by providing a copy of their current documentation to Bellarmine (Attention: Kelly Goodsell) no later than one week prior to their registered test date.

The High School Placement Test is not required for admission for transfer students.

Step 4:
Complete the Admissions application through Ravenna Hub by January 15, 2020. The application process includes a brief section for parents and students to complete, in addition to recommendation forms for English, Math and Science and from a school administrator or guidance counselor, and a records request form that you will need to sign and return to your child’s school for their 7th grade report card, 8th grade progress report, and attendance and behavior records to be released to Bellarmine. Ravenna provides a step-by-step guide to assist with the process. 

Click here
 to login to your Ravenna admissions account.

Step 5:
Tuition Assistance applications are due January 15, 2020. Bellarmine strives to be affordable and accessible to all families interested in joining the Lion community. Over 40% of our families receive tuition assistance, and the average grant for the 2018-2019 school year was $6,000. Bellarmine’s tuition assistance budget of over $2.1 million ranks in the top 5% of Jesuit schools nationwide. 
Click here to learn more and apply.