Bellarmine Preparatory School

  • Bellarmine is a Catholic school in the Jesuit tradition of education.
  • Bellarmine is the Jesuit high school in Tacoma, Washington, with the mission of making a time-honored Catholic spiritual tradition come alive for a new generation.
  • A document called The Grad at Grad outlines specific expectations of our students.
  • In a world of bewildering and exciting change, we want them to catch fire, become enthusiastic and disciplined learners, and discover in every experience that they are created by a God who loves them.
  • But we don't want them to stop there. We expect them to take what they have learned and begin to make a difference in the world, even while they are still Bellarmine students.
  • The Jesuit educational tradition fosters rigorous scholarship, cares for the individual person, constantly adapts to new opportunities and challenges, translates values into action, and in all, centers learning on the person and message of Jesus Christ.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA)
National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other special emphasis association(s)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12

Student Body

Total Students968 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Bellarmine Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers72 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tacoma
    Grades: NS-12 | 669 students
    3.8 miles
    7723 Chambers Creek Rd W University Place
    Tacoma, WA 98467
    (253)620-8373
    3.8 NS-12
    669
  • Fitchburg
    Grades: 6-10 | 35 students
    2456.9 miles
    171 South St
    Fitchburg, MA 01420
    (978)343-7635
    2456.9 6-10
    35
  • Tacoma
    Grades: NS-12 | 606 students
    2.3 miles
    827 N Tacoma Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98403
    (253)272-2216
    2.3 NS-12
    606
  • Seattle
    Grades: 9-12 | 915 students
    31.8 miles
    8200 Wallingford Ave N
    Seattle, WA 98103
    (206)527-7711
    31.8 9-12
    915
  • Seattle
    Grades: 9-12 | 718 students
    28.9 miles
    2400 11th Ave E
    Seattle, WA 98102
    (206)577-2105
    28.9 9-12
    718

School Reviews

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Bellarmine Prep is a great fit for our two teenage boys. The school has a great program that helps new freshman meet their fellow students prior to the start of the school year. Outstanding summer school program to help incoming freshman who may be behind in Math and English. We have found Catholic Schools to be a good fit for our military family. They are almost like a national school district. We have found it easy to transfer to a new school and often used the same books. Classes are small and they are welcoming to our family.
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