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Greetings from Bellarmine Summer Days!

Summer 2021 Update: Registration is planned to go live the evening of March 1.  Thank you for your patience as we plan our programming around re-opening for in-person instruction.  Registration will open in waves, meaning that core academic courses will be made available on March 1, and additional enrichment, athletics, and Bellarmine freshmen courses will be released later in the month. Sign up for our newsletter to stay connected - link here.

Over the past several years our summer programming has expanded to include academic, athletic, and enrichment offerings that are second to none with regard to innovation and opportunity.  Courses like money management and investing, woodworking, entrepreneurship, and service-learning directly align with our vision to provide experiences that are typically unavailable during the regular school year.  These experiences address important trends by giving students and campers a chance to unplug, create, manage projects, collaborate, explore, and push themselves to improve in a nurturing environment.  We are blessed with talented instructors and coaches at all levels, each passionate about educating young people under the guidance of the Bellarmine College Preparatory mission. With excellent  facilities and a commitment to smaller class sizes, we offer the best summer experience for all ages in the bay area. Below are a few highlights from our Summer 2020 offerings.  Our faculty and staff are excited to serve your child’s interests and needs this summer through all these and more exciting offerings. Please reach out if you have any questions,  sign up for our mailing list here, and be sure to check the offerings page regularly for details and updates.  

Chris Cozort
Director of Bellarmine Summer Programs


Summer 2021 Dates

  • Catalog available: Monday, February 22, 2021
  • Registration opens: Monday, March 1, 2021
  • Last day to withdraw from classes: May 29, 2021
  • First day of Summer Programs: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 
  • Fourth of July Holiday - REVISED: Monday, July 5, 2021
  • Last day of Summer Programs: Thursday, July 22, 2021 

1st-5th Graders: We offer a variety of activities from 7am to 5pm

  • All day camp opportunities
  • Intro to Sports
  • Art Exploration
  • Other art and science enrichment


6th-8th Graders: We offer the most diverse and enriching middle school offerings in the area

  • STEM Enrichment
  • Robotics in our World Championship Robotics lab
  • Maker Lab
  • Video Production
  • Speech and Debate 
  • Rhyme Time Poetry 
  • English Enrichment


9th-12th Graders: For our high school level courses, we continue to offer many options for preview or remediation, including first and second semesters of many academic courses.

  • Pre-calculus
  • Calculus
  • Bell Prep: Incoming Bell Frosh 
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Money Management & Investing 
  • Robotics
  • Athletic Camps
  • A Century of Cinema 
  • Videogame Design 


Students of the following Catholic High Schools will have their school's financial aid matched by Bellarmine:  Saint Francis, Notre Dame (San Jose), and Presentation. Furthermore, financial aid received by students at Bellarmine will be matched by Saint Francis. Valid for summer high school coursework only. Please contact  to coordinate with our registrars on the application of this financial aid to the purchase of your high school class, or to inquire about receiving financial aid at one of these other schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What modalities will be offered in 2021?

    This summer, we will offer online, in-person, and hybrid options. Currently, in-person seats are capped at 12 seats. In-person offerings are dependent on the guidelines set forth by the county.

    The highest level of precautions and protocols are in place to ensure that student and staff safety remain at the center of everything we do. Specifics relating to the modality of each course and camp will be released in May. 

  • Why are DL classes shorter than in-person classes?

    Our schedule is designed to keep students actively engaged in their classes. To ensure your student gets the most out of his/her summer experience, we utilize the 50-50 model for our distance-learning offerings. Your student will have 50 minutes of direct instruction followed by 50 minutes of asynchronous work and activities. Each of our highly qualified instructors will determine how to the best utilize this time to minimize screen-time and maximize learning and exploration. Your student will have access to the instructor for the 50 minutes following his/her designated DL-period. For example, DL-Advanced Composition meets synchronously from 8:30-9:20 am. At 9:20am, your student will be excused from his/her Microsoft Teams call to complete asynchronous work or activities. Your student will have access to the instructor until 10:20am. The nature of our 50-50 model allows for flexibility in your student's schedule. He/she may complete asynchronous work at anytime prior to the next class period. This allows your student to engage in more class and camp offerings without the fear of missing out! 

  • When can I register for Summer Programs?

    Registration for Bellarmine's Summer Programs is open now. Sign up for our mailing list to receive the most up-to-date information. 

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  • What happens if my child cannot attend his/her in-person class?

    We offer both in-person and distance learning options for most of our classes. In the event that it is needful, in-person classes can be attended in a distance learning format should a student need to remain home due to unforeseen circumstances. 

  • Will there be on-campus supervision for students registered for distance-learning classes?

    There will be on-campus supervision for those students registered for both in-person and distance-learning classes. Our outdoor classrooms will serve as a learning hub for those students who need to attend an online course offering while on campus. 

  • Where can I explore summer offerings?

    You can view our Summer Programs Catalog on our Explore Offerings page. You can filter the catalog to fine-tune the available offerings based upon the age(s) of your child(ren), subject matter, week, time of day and duration. The catalog is available now!

  • How can I request a transcript?
  • Do you offer camps or classes for girls?

    Yes! Bellarmine Summer Programs is a co-education experience. We offer classes and camps for girls and boys from grades 1 through 12.

  • How many classes can a student miss?

    For those courses bearing 10 credits, students may not miss more than one day of class, or up to 4 hours of course time.  Missing more than one day will result in a loss of credit without obtaining prior approval from the Director of Summer Programs and the course instructor.

    For those courses bearing 5 credits, students may not miss more than one day of class for a three week, one semester course, or three days for a six week course.  If a student must miss more than the allowed number of hours, they will need to obtain written approval through the Director of Summer Programs and the course instructor.  Failure to obtain approval would result in loss of credit for the course.

    For those courses that do not bear credit, students may miss class as needed, but any planned absences should be communicated to the Summer Programs Office at

  • Can I schedule a free period for my child between classes/camps?

    In an effort to keep all students safe and supervised, we cannot allow gaps in their schedules. Please ensure that your class and/or camp selections are in adjacent periods.

  • What are the drop-off and pick-up policies?

    We ask that students be dropped off no earlier than 30 minutes prior to their first period, and be picked up no later than 15 minutes after their last period.

  • Can my child purchase snacks/lunch on campus?

    Our cafeteria in Liccardo Center is open from 7:30 am - 1:30 pm. Menus and information regarding a prepaid lunch program will be released in early June.

  • What is your refund policy?

    All refund requests must be delivered in writing or via e-mail. Contact the Bellarmine Summer Program Office at

    For registrations finalized on or before May 31, 2020

    • Five percent of course/camp payments function as a non-refundable deposit and will be held as a processing fee in the case of refund requests.
    • No refunds for registrations completed within this time frame will be processed after May 31, 2020.

    For registrations finalized after May 31, 2020

    • After May 31, 2020, refunds will only be processed in the case that a request is made within 72 hours of initial payment.
    • Five percent of course/camp payments function as a non-refundable deposit and will be held as a processing fee in the case of refund requests.
  • What is the difference between 'academic' and 'enrichment'?

    Academic coures tend to be six weeks in length, and can usually be characterized by the fact that they are credit-bearing, and tend to be more traditionally rigorous. Some classes categorizes as academic are oriented around a subject for the purpose of preview or tutoring, as is the case with our Math Labs. Many of our high school academic courses are UC approved, and constitute one, or in some cases, two semesters of credit. Examples would be our Accelerated Chemistry and Algebra 2 Courses, or British Literature 2 courses.

    Enrichment courses and camps tend to be less than six weeks in length, and are more exploratory in nature. Examples would be Intro to Guitar, Improv, or Exploring STEM camps. While enrichment courses are not credit-bearing, they often will provide a foundation for academic success and intellectual exploration through projects, performances, and competitions.

  • Why does the same camp have different prices during different weeks?

    Some weeks during the summer session are shorter than others. For this reason we pro-rate the pricing of all one-week camps. A 4-day camp costs 4/5ths the full 5-day pricing.

  • Do you offer a wait list?

    No, Bellarmine summer programs does not offer a wait list for courses.

  • Are you offering a shuttle to CalTrain?

    We do not run shuttles to the CalTrain station during the summer.