2021-22 School Profile

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Bellarmine Preparatory School is a Catholic school in the Jesuit tradition of education.  Our guiding principle is that Bellarmine graduates will be Open to Growth, Intellectually Competent, Religious, Loving, and Committed to Doing Justice.  The school was established in 1928 and currently enrolls 867 young men and women in grades nine through twelve.  Bellarmine Prep is accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association. 

Grading Scale Point Scale Class Rank
93-100..........A
91-92............A-
89-90............B+
84-88............B
82-83............B-
80-81............C+
75-79............C
73-74............C-
71-72............D+
66-70............D
0-65..............F
A.............4.0
A-............3.7
B+...........3.3
B.............3.0
B-............2.7
C+...........2.3
C.............2.0
C-............1.7
D+...........1.3
D.............1.0
We do not rank. Grades for the class of 2021 are distributed as follows:

3.8-4.00   77            2.5-2.79     9
3.6-3.79   28            2.3-2.49     4
3.4-3.59   20            2.18-2.29   5
3.2-3.39   12            1.8-2.19     2
3.0-3.19   13           
2.8-2.99   13

 
Grade Point Average: GPA is calculated using all courses taken except those courses which are taken for a Pass Grade. Grades are not weighted.

College Bound: Class of 2021
* 99% of the graduating class enrolled in college
* 95% attend four-year college
* 4% attend two-year college  
* 1% enlisted / gap year / service  

Honors Courses:
Honors classes are more comprehensive and offer a more intensive exposure to the subject matter.  Placement in these classes is determined by standardized test scores and teacher recommendation.  The course designation for honors is HB (HB = Honors/HEC Board Core Subject).

Honors courses are offered in:
 Advanced Algebra/Trig 
American Literature (grade 11) Biology 
Chemistry
English (grades 10)  
Geometry
Humanities (grade 9)
Marine Chemistry (4 yr. program)
Pre-Calculus
Spanish

Advanced Placement Courses:
Advanced Placement classes are designed to prepare the advanced students for standardized exams which may lead to the students being granted college credit or advanced standing by the colleges they attend. The course designation for Advanced Placement is AB (AB = Advanced Placement/HEC Board Core Subject).  In 2021, 358 candidates took 649 exams; 59% scored 3 or better. 

Advanced Placement courses offered are:
AP American Government & Politics: US
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Chemistry
AP Computer Science A
*AP English Language & Composition 
AP French Language
AP Macroeconomics
AP Microeconomics
AP English Literature & Composition
AP Environmental Science
AP Physics 1
AP Physics C  
*AP Psychology
AP Spanish Language & Culture
AP Spanish Literature & Culture
AP Statistics
AP United States History
AP World History

*Denotes dual credit available. In addition, students often choose to take AP Exams in the following courses: French, Economics, and Music Theory.

DUAL CREDIT COURSES 
Dual credit courses are offered in: 
Senior Composition Psychology 
3rd & 4th Year Spanish -or- 
3rd & 4th Year Spanish Honors
3rd Year French
4th Year French
Anatomy and Physiology 
Intro to Calculus 


College Counseling:

Cameron Irving
(253) 761-3548
Katie Keene
(253) 752-7701 ext. 828
Christopher Scotti
(253) 879-9799
Tawanna Wilson
(253) 756-3849
Jeanne Hamilton - Administrative Assistant
(253) 752-7701 x. 831

Class of 2021
Students from the Class of 2021 were accepted to the following colleges and universities: