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Applications for the Class of 2026
We have completed our initial application review process and the Class of 2026 is at full capacity. To be added to our waitlist, please complete the application process in its entirety. Completed admissions applications will be reviewed in August, if space becomes available.

Application for Transfer Students 
We are now accepting applications for transfer students entering Fall 2022, for the Classes of 2024 and 2025 on a rolling admissions basis. Applications will be reviewed in August. 

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  • Create your Admissions Account

    Bellarmine uses an online admissions portal, Blackbaud, to help prospective families navigate the admissions process and to apply online. You will use your account to:
    • Submit your application
    • Upload transcripts
    • Send recommendation forms
    • Register for events
    Once you create an admissions account, the application checklist outlining our application steps and event opportunities will appear in your portal within 48 hours.

    Click here to create or access your account
  • Attend an Experience Bellarmine Day

    Experience Bellarmine Days will return in Fall 2022! Come and experience first-hand what it is like to be a Lion during one of our Experience Bellarmine Days. This is an opportunity for 8th graders to engage with students and faculty in the classroom, tour our campus, and learn more about our exciting programs, clubs and activities.

    Parents and guardians are also invited to enjoy a special morning of coffee and conversation with our Principal, Cindy Davis! 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.

    2022-2023 Dates:
    • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    • Friday, October 14, 2022
    • Thursday, October 20, 2022
    • Monday, November 21, 2022
    • Wednesday, November 30, 2022
    • Thursday, December 8, 2022
    • Tuesday, January 10, 2023
    Please RSVP through your admissions account after September 1, 2022.
  • Register for the High School Placement Test

    Students applying for Bellarmine's Class of 2027 will need to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). We have three test dates available:
    • Friday, December 9, 2022
    • Saturday, December 10, 2022
    • Saturday, January 7, 2023
    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.

    Registration for the High School Placement Exam will be available after September 1, 2022.
  • Complete Your Online Application

    Bellarmine Class of 2027 applications are due on January 17, 2023 and admissions decisions will be sent out in late February. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed and considered on a space-available basis.

    The process includes:
    • An Application Form for parents and students to complete
    • English, Math and Science teacher and Principal/Counselor Recommendation Forms
    • A copy of the applicant’s 7th grade Report Card
    • A copy of the applicant’s 8th grade Progress Report
    • A copy of the applicant’s Attendance and Behavior Records
    All steps are completed through your online admissions account.

    Click here to create or access your account
  • Transfer Students

    We are now accepting applications for transfer students for the Classes of 2024 and 2025 on a rolling admissions basis. Applications will be reviewed on a space available basis in August.

    The process includes:
    • An Application Form for parents and students to complete
    • Two Academic Recommendation Forms (English and Math or Science)
    • A copy of the applicant’s current High School Transcript
    • A copy of Standardized Test Scores
    • A copy of the applicant’s Attendance and Behavior Records
    All steps are completed through your online admissions account.

    Click here to create or access your account
  • Apply for Tuition Assistance

    Tuition Assistance applications are due January 17, 2023. This application is separate from the Admissions process. Bellarmine strives to be affordable and accessible to all families interested in joining the Lion community. Over 42% of our families receive tuition assistance and the average grant for the 2021- 2022 school year was $6,488. Bellarmine’s tuition assistance budget of over $2.5 million ranks in the top 5% of Jesuit schools nationwide.

    Click here to learn more and apply. Applications will be available in late October.

Ella Borsheim, Class of 2022

“A wonderful thing about the Bellarmine community is the variety of opportunities that  are available. There is something here for everyone – no matter where you came from or what you are interested in. Everyone can find their place at Bellarmine.”

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    Maddy Freeberg 

    DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
    253-756-3878
  • Photo of Chelsey Rosario

    Chelsey Rosario 

    ASSISTANT DIRECTOR of ADMISSIONS
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Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy Regarding Students:

Bellarmine Preparatory School admits students of any race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, tuition assistance, and athletic and other school-administered programs. 

This call to embrace diversity is an inherent element of the key documents which define the school. The Profile of a Graduate at Graduation outlines characteristics the school seeks to engender in its students. The Profile calls for students to grow in “intellectual competence.” They will therefore be exposed to curriculum and experiences which will help them grow in “awareness of local and global social problems and their public policy implications and moral ambiguities.” If it is to graduate students “committed to doing justice,” as the Profile calls for, Bellarmine itself must model inclusion by providing greater access to underrepresented ethnic, racial and economic groups. These characteristics, outlined by the Jesuit Schools Network and held in common by Jesuit schools across the country, are essential to our Ignatian heritage. These characteristics are open to growth, intellectually competent, spiritually alive, loving and committed to justice.