Bellarmine College Preparatory

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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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,648 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,230
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 13
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Bellarmine College Preparatory ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1851
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
1,648 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
52%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Bellarmine College Preparatory Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
87 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
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
1340
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
27
(Out of 36)
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 13
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
25%
Admissions Director
Joseph Wagstaffe

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Robotics Team, Speech and Debate

Arts and Music Programs:
Theater
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Bellarmine College Preparatory cost?
Bellarmine College Preparatory's tuition is approximately $22,230 for private students.
What sports does Bellarmine College Preparatory offer?
Bellarmine College Preparatory offers 16 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo and Wrestling. Bellarmine College Preparatory is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in California for most sports offered.
What is Bellarmine College Preparatory's ranking?
Bellarmine College Preparatory ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Bellarmine College Preparatory?
The application deadline for Bellarmine College Preparatory is Dec. 13.
In what neighborhood is Bellarmine College Preparatory located?
Bellarmine College Preparatory is located in the College Park neighborhood of San Jose, CA. There are 1 other private schools located in College Park.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,648 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,230
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 13
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in San Jose, CA is $22,795 for elementary schools and $26,110 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Jose, CA is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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