Bellarmine is proud to welcome students from around the world into our community. International students enrich the global diversity of our school and help foster lifelong relationships.
This school year Bellarmine welcomes international students from Japan, China, South Korea, Cambodia, Vietnam, Spain, France, Italy, Guatemala, and Mexico.
Student Activities:
Hoa Nguyen, Vietnam: Model UN, Track
Reth Sathya, Cambodia: Basketball, Soccer, APICA, Korean Culture Club
Etan Barbaroux. France: Football, Wrestling
Cesar Gimeno Bernal, Spain: Tennis, Soccer, Ski Club
Sasa Otsuka, Japan: Lacrosse, Flag Football, Japanese Club Leader
Francesca Sanna, Italy: Flag Football, Theater, Nursing Club, L’Arche Club
Kohei Yo, Japan: Sailing Club, Japanese Club, Model UN, Percussion
Fengyuan “Alan” Hou, China: Tennis, Robotics, Chinese Club, Mahjong Club
Seyong Park, South Korea: Korean Culture Club President, Soccer, Lion Design, Robotics
Kai Hin “Carson” Miao, China: Cross Country, Basketball, Korean Culture Club
Yuanxin “Jackie” Yu, China: Basketball, Korean Culture Club
Yuuki Tanaka, Japan: Tennis, Japanese Club, Baseball
Yurino Tainaka, Japan: Japanese Club, Choir
Rocco Belvedere, Italy: Soccer

Bellarmine At A Glance

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  • 900

    Students Enrolled
  • 1220

    Average SAT Score
  • 41

    AP, Honors, or Dual Credit Courses Offered
  • 14

    International Students
  • 99%

    Graduates Continue to College
  • 692

    Students in AP, Honors or Dual Credit Classes
  • 39

    Student-Led Clubs
  • 22

    Average Class Size
  • 34%

    Students of Color
  • 1373

    Average International Student SAT Score
  • 43

    Athletic Teams in 18 Sports

International Students: Application Information

Bellarmine is proud to welcome students from around the world into our community. International students help promote a diverse and vibrant educational community, while creating ongoing connections that go far beyond school walls.

A limited number of international students are accepted each year on a space available basis. This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. As a registered SEVIS school, Bellarmine is authorized to issue I-20s to international students so that they may acquire an F-1 visa. Although boarding facilities are not available, international students are welcome at Bellarmine as long as they live with a parent, relative, or host family.

Students wishing to apply to Bellarmine will need to set up an online account. There is no deadline for International Student Applications. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the international student seats are filled.

Required Application Materials

  • Completed Bellarmine International Student Application Forms (through your online account)
  • Copy of the current I-20 form (for transfer students only)
  • Copy of passport (page with photo and expiration date)
  • Copy of Visa (for transfer students only)
  • Copy of current school transcript with English translation
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers or counselors with English translation
  • Copy of English Language test scores (TOEFL, TOEFL JR, iTEP, Duolingo), minimum score should be equivalent to TOEFL 70
  • Interview with the International Programs Director (via Zoom, Skype or in person)
  • Application fee: $100

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  • English Language Requirement

    Bellarmine is a rigorous college preparatory school that does not offer additional English language learning support. International students must be proficient in English and be able to understand and participate in the classroom.

Our Location

Bellarmine is located in the heart of beautiful Tacoma, Washington. The city of Tacoma has so much to offer like:
  • Breathtaking views of Puget Sound, Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountains
  • World class museums such as the Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, Washington State History Museum and LeMay – America’s Car Museum
  • A variety of hiking and biking trails.  
  • Point Defiance Park located on more than 700 acres of woodland trails, gardens and waterfront views, along with a zoo and aquarium
  • Multiple city transportation options for getting around town.
Come and visit our beautiful city!


If you have questions, please contact
Kristin Torgerson, Director of International Programs
    • Kristin Torgerson