Why Bellarmine?

Welcome to Bellarmine Admissions and thank you for your interest in becoming a part of our dynamic educational tradition which spans more than 160 years.

You can learn more about Bellarmine - including how to inquire, shadow, attend Open House and apply - on our admissions site. We suggest you start here: Become a Bell.  

Founded in 1851 by the Jesuits, Bellarmine is a private, non-profit, fully-accredited, Catholic, independent, all-boys high school. Our school offers many opportunities to grow and develop intellectually, physically and spiritually, both inside and outside the classroom.


Bellarmine does all things ad majorem dei gloriam (for the greater glory of God) and fosters a culture that teaches students to practice generosity - to live up to the challenge of the Jesuit motto of becoming "men for and with others" - students dedicated to the betterment of their world. This devotion to others manifests itself through the thousands of hours of service performed by our students each year, as well as the numerous spiritual retreats and immersion trips our students attend. 


 We offer an interesting and challenging academic program that prepares each student to go on to college, with many of our alumni attending some of the finest schools in the country. Students thrive in classes as diverse as Biochemistry, multiple levels of Calculus, World Religions, a William Faulkner Seminar, Symphonic Band and Ceramics.


Outside of the classroom, Bellarmine students enjoy participating in our 13 sports, with 36 total teams. Bellarmine meets with a remarkable amount of success in these athletic endeavors, having won more CCS titles than any other school.


We boast an extensive co-curricular program. Students can choose from more than 100 student-organized clubs, a thriving Theatre Arts program, one of the most successful Speech and Debate programs in the country, an award-winning yearbook, a robotics team that claimed victory in the World Championships of Robotics two times in the last four competition years, and a quiz bowl team which captured the 2012 High School National Championship. We truly do have something for everyone!




Wed Sep06

Principals' Dinner

Location: Liccardo
Tue Sep12

High School Info Night

Location: Resurrection School, Sunnyvale
Wed Sep13

High School Info Night

Location: St. Lucy School, Campbell
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Admissions Department 

Joe Wagstaffe '01
Director of Admissions

Peter Ferrari '09
Assistant Director of Admissions

Terry Council
Admissions Assistant
(408) 537-9259