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A Mother's Perspective: Courtenay

As parents to three boys, we had eyed Bellarmine as the best fit for our family long before any of our sons were even in middle school. We continued to meet men who had graduated from BCP in our professional lives and were particularly struck by how many were in public service as police chiefs, county supervisors, and mayors. The school just seemed to keep coming up in conversations over and over, and the men we encountered truly embodied the value of a “man for others.”

It was our pure delight that Bellarmine was also our son’s first choice. His search criteria were quite different than ours but thankfully aligned. His “musts” included a robust sports program and the ability to play competitive lacrosse.  Now there for two years, he has deep friendships, a real passion for his academics, enjoys his teachers, and is thriving.

Our second son is about to start his own BCP journey this fall and we are so happy he also loves the school—but for entirely different reasons. We worried as a much more social kid, he might not want the all-male experience, but after shadowing at BCP and several other local options, he chose to ONLY apply to Bellarmine. 

We have been welcomed as a family and made friends through the Mothers' Guild, the Dads' Club, as well as fellow team parents. While our sons may be the students enrolled, Bellarmine has provided community and a sense of “place” for our entire family.