A Record of Excellence

Academics

  • 99% of Bellarmine graduates attend college.
  • Bellarmine has an annual average of 5 National Merit Finalists and 12 Commended Scholars.
  • Bellarmine students are admitted to over 200 colleges and universities nationally and internationally.
  • 1:1 Student to iPad ratio.
  • 692 students in Advanced Placement, Honors or Dual Credit courses.
  • 37 Advanced Placement, Honors or Dual Credit courses offered.
  • 36% of our course offerings are AP, Honors, or Dual Credit.
  •  Average SAT score: 1220

Faculty and Staff

  • 70% of Bellarmine's administration and faculty have master’s degrees and above.
  • The average class size is 22.
  • Four full-time certified counselors who provide college, academic, personal and social-emotional support to students.

Tuition Assistance

  • Bellarmine's endowment fund, which provides ongoing tuition assistance, is over $24 million.
  • Student tuition assistance in 2019-20 was $2.1 million.
  • 40% of Bellarmine students receive tuition assistance.
  • The average tuition assistance grant awarded in 2019-20 was $6,000.

Athletics

  • Bellarmine has 43 athletic teams in 18 different sports and 58 coaches.
  • Over 62% of the student body participates in Bellarmine’s athletic program, which is widely regarded as one of the most competitive in the state.
  • We are part of the SPSL 4A division, the highest level of competition in the state.
  • We hold 58 State Titles.

Diversity

  • 39% percent of our student body are students of color.
  • Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office helps foster a commitment from the Bellarmine community to embrace and celebrate the diversity of the school's family and the broader community by providing opportunities to experience cultural differences.
  • Barbara Henderson B'77 serves as our full-time Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director.

Music & Drama

  • Our Music awards include National Music Ensemble, All-Northwest and All-State Choir, All-State Orchestra and All-State Concert.
  • Bellarmine’s Drama Department performs two productions annually - a fall play and a spring musical. Our Drama Department has numerous awards for their high quality productions. 

Robotics

  • In 2018, Bellarmine Robotics competed in the World Championships in Houston, Texas.

Service

  • Students annually collect between 8,000-12,000 pounds of food for the St. Leo's Food Connection.
  • Since 1991, Bellarmine has provided food and gifts for about 50 families a year through the Adopt-A-Family program that serves those who don’t have resources to celebrate Christmas.
  • The entire sophomore class takes six trips to L'Arche Farms a year.
  • Bellarmine students participate in the Keep Em Warm Fed program, Nativity House, and many other local service organizations.
  • Bellarmine students performed over 8,000 hours of community service during the 2018-19 school year.
  • Bellarmine students participate in annual service trips during spring break and the summer.

Campus Ministry

  • Approximately 95% of the student body participates annually in a least one of Bellarmine’s religious retreats
  • We offer a variety of retreats for each grade level to deepen student's faith, as well as develop stronger relationships with others.
  • We hold optional weekly Mass or prayer services for students.
  • The Examen is prayed daily, which is a prayerful reflection on the events of the day to detect God's presence and discern his direction for us.

Activities

  • Students have the opportunity to start and lead their own clubs.
  • 85% of students participate in at least one club or activity.
  • In 2018, the Model United Nations program was the only school in Washington State invited to participate in a conference hosted at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
  • We have over 40 student led clubs.