Bellarmine will be in distance learning mode for the remainder of the school year, with the campus currently closed. All classes, activities, events, and facilities are affected. Please check our COVID-19 updates page for the most up-to-date details on our current situation. Also, please note the Math Placement test for incoming Freshman has been postponed. Last updated: 5.26.20 3:30 p.m. Learn More

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 160 colleges and universities nationally and internationally
  • 1:1 Student to iPad ratio.
  • 692 student Advance Placement, Honors or Dual Credit courses.
  • 37 Advanced Placement, Honors or Dual Credit courses offered.
  • 99% of students go to college
  • 1220 average SAT score

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.
  • 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.
  • Full-time Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director

Music & Drama

  • Music awards include National Music Ensemble, All-Northwest and All-State Choir, All-State Orchestra and All-State Concert
  • Bellarmine’s Drama Department perform 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
  • Variety of retreats for each grade level to deepen student's faith, as well as develop stronger relationships with others
  • Optional weekly Mass or prayer services for students
  • 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.
  • 40 clubs