Bellarmine College Prep School

960 W Hedding St
San Jose, CA 95126-0951
Tel: (408)294-9224
Grades: 9-12 | 1604 students
Bellarmine College Preparatory is a community of men and women gathered together by God for the purpose of educating the student to seek justice and truth throughout his life.
We are a Catholic school in the tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the Founder of the Society of Jesus.
As such, our entire school program is dedicated to forming "men for others" -- persons whose lives will be dedicated to bringing all their God-given talents to fullness and to living according to the pattern of service inaugurated by Jesus Christ.
We believe that God has gathered us together to educate the mind, spirit, heart, body and imagination of the student.
Our philosophy finds its origin in the experience of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the Founder of the Society of Jesus, and forms the basis of our mission.
Through the vision of St. Ignatius we are rooted in the larger and living tradition of the Catholic Church.
Our belief is expressed in our school program: a series of experiences directed to help each student become a "man for others." The rigor of the curriculum prepares the graduate to succeed in college, but more importantly to use his critical skills in a larger sense.
We want him to have a passion for justice by recognizing that God desires a life of happiness and peace for everyone.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1851

Student Body

Total Students 1604 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Bellarmine College Prep School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 90 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 25 students
Advanced Courses AP Environmental Science, AP Studio Art, Art History AP, Biology AP, Calculus AB AP, Calculus BC AP, Chemistry AP, Computer Science A AP, English Language AP, European History AP, French AP, Human Geography AP, Latin AP, Mandarin AP, Physics B AP, Probability/Statistics AP, Spanish AP, U.S. History AP, World History AP
Average SAT score 1884
Average ACT score 27
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 14
Yearly Tuition Cost $16,770
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Bill Colucci


Total Sports Offered 16 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDiving,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water PoloWrestling,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Notre Dame High School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Leo The Great School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Temple Emanuel-el Pre School (0.1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Jose
    Temple Emanuel-el Pre School
    Daycare / Preschool (Jewish)
    Grades: NS-PK | 92 students
    0.1 miles
    1010 University Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95126
  • San Jose
    St. Leo The Great School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 319 students
    1.1 miles
    1051 W San Fernando St
    San Jose, CA 95126
  • Santa Clara
    St Clare School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: KG-8 | 298 students
    1.3 miles
    725 Washington St
    Santa Clara, CA 95050
  • San Jose
    Unity Care Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: 7-8 | 4 students
    1.3 miles
    237 Race Street
    San Jose, CA 95126
  • San Jose
    Morgan Autism Center
    Special Education School
    Grades: UG | 70 students
    1.4 miles
    2280 Kenwood Ave
    San Jose, CA 95128

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