• Award winning Drama, Music, and Robotics programs
• WIAA 4A Classification in the South Puget Sound League, 43 athletic teams in 18 different sports
• Marine Chemistry student research program
• Capstone Graduate program
• Honors and Advanced Placement course sequences
• Robust electives offering including Computer Science, Journalism, Sports Medicine, and Forensic Science
Cura personalis – care for the whole person. This Latin term is the foundation for everything that we do at Bellarmine. Whether your child is in a class or hallway, or on a stage, field, or court, he or she will be treated with care and concern. Our approach to learning emphasizes inquiry, experience, action, and reflection. Our aim is to graduate students who are open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving, and committed to doing justice.
A strong applicant is a young person who desires a college preparatory education, is open to growth and is excited about working hard and sharing their God-given gifts and talents with the Bellarmine community.
First and foremost, Bellarmine is a Catholic school in the Jesuit tradition. Bellarmine owes much of its success to the generous support of the Catholic community in Tacoma over the past 89 years. That being said, we welcome all applicants of any faith background into our community.
6. When can I visit the campus?
There are many opportunities for students to visit the Bellarmine campus. Some of those opportunities include Experience Bellarmine Days, November Prospective Family Open House, Winter Game Nights, or scheduling a tour. Please contact our Director of Enrollment, Cari Harrison at 253-879-9771 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information or to schedule a tour.
Bellarmine provides bus transportation to Bonney Lake/Lake Tapps, Lacey/Olympia, Puyallup, Gig Harbor, and Federal Way. The busses transport students during the morning commute. If bus transportation is needed in other locations, we will consider those. We also provide carpool lists to families after registration.
8. How do I apply for ninth grade admission to Bellarmine?
We use an online admissions account system, Ravenna-Hub, to help prospective families navigate the admissions process and to apply online. Your application along with supporting school documents are used by our Admissions Committee to determine acceptance and course placement.
9. When do you post the upcoming year’s tuition?
Updated tuition costs are approved by our Board of Directors and posted on our website in late winter.
10. Does Bellarmine have a dress code?
Yes. Bellarmine seeks to maintain an atmosphere that is conducive to the highest quality of academic pursuit complementing the mission of the school. The Dress Code is based on modesty, neatness, cleanliness, professionalism, good taste and safety.
11. Does Bellarmine accept transfer students?
Bellarmine is excited to provide a new learning community for those students transferring into grades 10 and 11. We use an online admissions account system, Ravenna-Hub, to help prospective families navigate the admissions process and to apply online. Your application along with supporting school documents are used by our Admissions Committee to determine acceptance and course placement.