Student Life

The education that we offer our students is not limited to what occurs within the four walls of the classroom, between first bell and final bell. The development of the whole person, a hallmark of Jesuit education, is only satisfied by helping our students explore their interests and cultivate their talents. To that end, Bellarmine provides a myriad of co-curricular activities which give the students the opportunity to grow in understanding of themselves and others.

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Student Life FAQs

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What types of co-curriculars does Bellarmine offer?

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There are over 100 clubs on campus, in addition to our four largest co-curriculars - Robotics, Speech and Debate, Theatre Arts and Yearbook. If you add in leadership opportunities like student government, Yell Leaders, and Big Brothers, there really is something for every one.

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Does Bellarmine host dances?

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Bellarmine hosts several types of dances during the school year, including mixers, date dances and formals. Mixers offer a great way for students to interact informally in a supervised and safe environment. They are set up by age group - freshman/sophomore, junior/senior - and dates are not necessary nor are they the norm.

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In addition to dances, how else can I meet girls?

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Although girls aren't on campus during our school day, there are many opportunities for boys and girls to meet and hang out - at athletic events and on-campus events such as plays, concerts and our annual spirit rally. Additionally, our Theatre Arts program draws the participation of girls from local high schools.

Student Life News

  • Stellar Finish for Bells at National Speech & Debate Tournament

    For the past week, DeeDee Sullivan, Ani Prabhu ’16 (assistant coach for policy debate), Xavier Liu ’17 (assistant coach for speech), and Aaron Langerman have led a contingent of Bellarmine speech and debaters through the National Tournament in Dallas, TX. The speech and debaters endured five days of competition in the behemoth Sheraton hotel complex, where thousands of students from across the country waited in Disneyland-sized lines to take the elevators to compete in… hotel rooms.

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  • Bellarmine Chancellor Receives Honorary Doctorate

    San Jose, CA – Reverend Gerald T. Wade, S.J., chancellor of Bellarmine College Preparatory, its former president, and an alumnus of the all-boys Jesuit high school, is the recipient of an honorary doctorate degree from Santa Clara University (SCU), given to him at SCU’s 168th Commencement held on June 15, 2019. Friend and Bellarmine colleague, Rev. Richard Cobb, S.J., introduced the honor, with the degree conferred by Rev. Michael Engh, S.J., president of SCU.

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  • Team 254 Reaches Finals of FIRST Championship

    Team 254 FIRST Championship Finalists

    Team 254, the Cheesy Poofs, spent the days leading up to spring break participating in the FIRST Championship in Houston, TX. After winning the Turing subdivision, the Poofs moved through round-robin matches to qualify for the championship game. Although they did not win the world championship this year (Team 254 holds four championship titles), the team put forth amazing effort, and represented Bellarmine well, displaying tremendous dedication and sportsmanship throughout the four-day tournament.

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  • Bells Named to All-Bay Area News Group Basketball Team

    Congratulations to Kiran Kruse '19 and Quinn Denker '20 who were recognized as being among the top basketball players from the East Bay, South Bay and Peninsula by the Mercury News.

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