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Bellarmine Hall of Fame

Bellarmine Hall of Fame

Bellarmine College Preparatory will recognize four distinguished alumni at its Hall of Fame ceremony the evening of August 28, 2021.

The individuals to be honored, and their respective categories, are: Jeb Ivey, Class of 1999 (Athletics); Tomás Durán, Class of 1992 (Business); Jim Beall, Class of 1970 (Public Service); and Dr. Andrew Schechtman, Class of 1985 (Science & Medicine) Continue Reading...

Bellarmine’s First Woman Faculty Member Visits Campus

Joan Lundgard

Joan Lundgard, the first woman faculty member at Bellarmine, returned to campus on June 18 to visit the classroom in Mathewson Library dedicated in her honor.

Lundgard, now 91-years-old, was hired by then principal Robert Mathewson, S.J., in 1968 and she remained at Bellarmine until her retirement in 1998. During her return to campus, Joan was accompanied by Continue Reading...

Bells Track and Field Team Earn Record 12th CCS Title

Track and Field

Bellarmine’s track and field team earned the CCS championship on June 20 at Soquel High School. As noted by coach Patrick McCrystle, “We went from 3rd to 1st over the last three events of the meet due to some truly heroic, clutch efforts by a group of senior leaders. All in all, a day of excitement and joy for the 12 Bells who competed … and brought home Continue Reading...

Bells Speech & Debate Tops in the Country

Speech and Debate

Having just competed in the Nationals, Bellarmine’s Speech and Debate team received the Award of Outstanding Distinction for the third consecutive year. The honor is given to the top 10 schools in terms of overall sweepstakes points across both speech and debate. Coach Aaron Langerman ‘11 notes: “To give a sense of how impressive this performance is, last summer we earned about 80 sweepstake points across the events. This summer, we received 184 points – so we more Continue Reading...

Bellarmine to Host Vaccination Clinic

Vaccination Clinic

In partnership with the Santa Clara County Health Department, Bellarmine is offering a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Thursday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the school’s Coffey-Costa Room in Liccardo Center on campus.

Anyone age 12 and older may receive a vaccination, and no appointment is necessary. No health insurance is needed, and all are welcome regardless of immigration status. Children 12-17 need Continue Reading...

Bellarmine College Prep Named Green Ribbon School in Recognition of Exemplary Sustainability Programs

Green Ribbon 2021

The California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond, has officially announced that Bellarmine College Preparatory is recognized as a 2021 California Green Ribbon School Gold Level honoree.

The honor indicates that Bellarmine demonstrates exemplary achievement in three “pillars” as follows: Pillar I: reduce environmental impact and costs; Pillar II: improve the health and wellness of schools, students, and staff; and Continue Reading...

Spring Food Drive Success

Bellarmine’s Spring Food Drive has resulted in the raising of $12,550, which will significantly assist Second Harvest of Silicon Valley in providing 25,100 nutritious meals to many in need throughout the community. This achievement surpassed the school’s initial goal of Continue Reading...

Bells Break School Track Records

The Bellarmine Track Team distance runner squad opened the 2021 season at Dublin High School on April 10 with amazing results for the Bells.

“They outdid themselves, culminating with the last race of the night when Nolan Topper ‘21 and Colin Peattie ‘21 both broke the school record in the 3200,” noted coach Continue Reading...

Bellarmine Announces New Athletic Director

Kevin Saldivar

Bellarmine principal Kristina Luscher has announced the appointment of alumnus Kevin Saldivar ’04 as the school’s next athletic director.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University, Saldivar worked in the Continue Reading...

Bellarmine Virtual Auction Takes Place March 27

In place of its usual Golden Bell Auction this year, Bellarmine College Prep is teeing-up the inaugural Fr. Cobb Golf Classic and Virtual Auction, presented by the Office of Alumni Relations and Office of Advancement. The March 26 golf tournament at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco sold out within hours of registration a few Continue Reading...

Bellarmine Holds Racial Justice Teach-In

Racial Teach In 2021

The Bellarmine College Prep community participated in a virtual Racial Justice Teach-In on March 10, during which students, faculty, and staff explored a multitude of issues related to social and racial justice. The event was organized by Bellarmine students involved in the school’s Unity Council, with the support of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The teach-in, an extension of Continue Reading...

Cross Country Bells Return to Competition

On Saturday, February 27, a group of Bellarmine College Prep students competed in an interscholastic athletic competition -- after numerous months of being unable to do so due to pandemic-related restrictions -- as six schools competed in a cross country race on a three-mile course Continue Reading...

New Season Begins for Bells Speech & Debate Team

Bellarmine’s Speech & Debate team members competed virtually the weekend of January 8-10 at the ASU Invitational tournament. “This was a great season opener for many of our guys,” noted coach Aaron Langerman. “It’s awesome to see our depth in speech continue Continue Reading...

Bellarmine Hosts Acclaimed Professors for Compelling Conversation Regarding Civil Discourse

Civil Dscourse

Authors and professors Dr. Cornel West and Dr. Robert George come from opposite ends of the political spectrum and are often referred to as the “ideological odd couple.” George, a Catholic conservative who is a professor of jurisprudence at Princeton University; and West, a Baptist liberal who is a professor of the practice of public philosophy at Harvard University, are friends who Continue Reading...

Speech and Debate Team Opens Back-To-Back League Tournaments

Bells Speech and Debate team members competed during the weekend of October 16-19 with back-to-back openings of all three of their initial league tournaments of the season. Given the current pandemic, tournaments continue to be virtual competitions.

“The coaches are all stunned at how well Continue Reading...