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Having educated young men for 170 years, Bellarmine provides each student with the opportunity to pursue his passions, develop his faith, and expand his understanding of the world during his four years.

Why Bellarmine?

What differentiates Bellarmine from other schools? The answer is the Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person: intellectually, physically, and spiritually. Since 1851, Bellarmine–a private, non-profit, fully accredited, Catholic, all-boys high school–has been instrumental in the character development of “men for and with others,” men who go on to be difference-makers locally and globally. As students pursue a rigorous college preparatory curriculum and take part in our extensive co-curricular programs, they are also challenged to seek truth and justice. Our faith-based values are central to all endeavors at the school, and are evident in student achievements and in the respectful way in which success is accomplished. With the support of a caring and compassionate faculty and staff, and an actively-engaged parent community, the Bellarmine experience offers the opportunity to learn with passion and live with purpose.

Keep Me Informed


If you are an 8th grader (or the parent of an 8th grader) you can begin you Bellarmine application September 6, 2022. Applications are due December 16, 2022, at 11:59pm.



Open House 2022


All prospective students, along with their families, are invited to attend our Open House on Sunday, October 30, 2022.


Shadow a bell


8th graders come shadow a Bell this fall! Registration for shadow days will be available through Ravenna starting September 6, 2022.



Important Dates

  • Admissions
    • Shadow Registration: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
    • Application Available Online: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
    • Open House: Sunday, October 30, 2022, from 10:00 am – 1: 00 pm
    • Class of 2027 Deadline: Friday, December 16, 2022, at 11:59pm
    • High School Placement Exam: Saturday, January 21, 2023
    • High School Placement Exam: Saturday, January 28, 2023
    • Transcript, Standardized Test Scores & Recommendation Letters, Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
    • Tuition Assistance Application Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2023
    • Admissions Decisions Released on Ravenna and sent via USPS: Friday, March 17, 2023
    • Class of 2027 Registration Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2023

Become a Bell

Bellarmine offers prospective students and their families a variety of opportunities to discover the incredible people and programs that make up the Bellarmine community.

Amazing things happen here and we're excited to meet you and share them with you. Though events will be offered virtually this year, we hope that through the Diocesan High School Information evening, our Shadow Experience Program, and virtual Open House, we'll help you explore our programming and our community. Bring your curiosity! See yourself here.

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Get to know Bellarmine!

This fall, the San Jose Diocese will coordinate a High School Information Evening for students and their parents. Our Admissions director, along with the admissions directors from the other Catholic high schools, will sit on a panel to answer questions from prospective families so that attendees can get a feel for what Bellarmine has to offer and determine if we might be the right school for your family.

Information about the evening will be distributed by the Diocese of San Jose.

Developing God-Given Talents

Our mission calls us to help students to develop the talents that God has given them, and to challenge them to use those gifts at the service of other people.  By engaging students and inspiring academic excellence, students discover their passions. Whether in the physics lab, on the athletics field, or on the stage, students are always encouraged to give fully of themselves, to discover God's presence in their abilities, and to carry their gifts forward for the benefit of creating a more just and loving world.   

Shadow a Bell for a Day

We invite current 8th graders to spend a day in the life of a Bell! Join a student of similar interest for a half day on campus as you explore the Bellarmine community while attending classes and getting a chance to taste our world-famous curly fries! Participating in the shadow experience is not a mandatory part of the application process but it is a great opportunity to get to know about life as a Bellarmine student.

Shadow experiences are conducted through the fall from mid-September to early December. Registration is completed through the Ravenna application site and are completed on a first come, first serve basis. We look forward to sharing our community with you soon!


Open House


All prospective students, along with their families, are invited to attend our Open House on Sunday, October 30, 2022.

A Future Within Reach


Tuition for 2022-2023 is $24,890 per student, which includes a $1,650 non-refundable deposit. Each student is required to pay a limited loss and damage fee of $80 for his tablet device in addition to tuition.  Additionally, each student is responsible for purchasing textbooks for his courses.

Bellarmine offers three tuition payment plans that are managed through Tuition Management—one payment, two payments, or eleven monthly payments.



Tuition Assistance

The process of applying for tuition assistance is completely separate from the admissions process. The Admissions Committee evaluation is based solely on a student’s qualifications, and tuition assistance is awarded purely on the basis of financial need. Bellarmine is committed to helping families via its tuition assistance program, and we offer financial support to the extent resources are available.

Bellarmine is pleased to have been able to increase its Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund year to year. The earnings from this fund, contributions to Direct Tuition Assistance, and substantial contributions from the Jesuit Community work together to make a Bellarmine education a possibility for many students.


The Outreach program offers first-generation college-bound, low-income students an opportunity to attend Bellarmine.  The program was founded in 2001 and is based on the apostolic goals of Jesuits West: fostering partnership in our Ignatian mission, strengthening solidarity with the poor, and responding to the diversity of our province.

The program provides guidance, support, mentorship, and development opportunities to students and their families throughout their time at Bellarmine.  This includes bilingual support—with the admissions process, tuition assistance application, and course enrollment; in clarifying the service component of our tuition assistance program, and Christian Service Program requirements; and in working with our college counselors.