We are a community of education and faith—inspired by the mission of Catholic education, the Ignatian spiritual charism, and Jesus' call to love and serve others in order to build a more just world.
Our Campus Community
Our campus is a microcosm of Silicon Valley. With 1600+ students coming from an extensive geographic area—north to Burlingame, south to Watsonville and Gilroy, east to Pleasanton, and west to Santa Cruz and Capitola, we do reflect the diversity of ethnicities and interests within the Valley. That diversity strengthens our community and furthers the realization of excellence in education, the service of faith, and the promotion of justice.
Our faculty and staff are among Bellarmine's finest resources. Both groups truly believe in the value of Jesuit education and are deeply committed to the work they do. Their professional expertise is illumined by spiritual insight and garnered from personal and communal experiences of prayer, worship, and service alongside our students. As Ignatian educators, our faculty's care for students is unparalleled. They lay the foundations for learning how to learn, and move students beyond knowledge to action. Their work goes beyond academic mastery to well-rounded growth in mind, heart, and spirit.
Ties to the Local and Global Community
Outside of our 28-acre campus, we hold strong ties to the local community, and beyond. Whether supporting local agencies via our annual Winter Warmth Drive and Spring Food Drive, or completing yearly service hour requirements, our community embraces the Jesuit standard to "educate the whole person of solidarity for the real world." Our relationship with over 100 schools and agencies, such as Bachrodt Elementary, HOPE Services, Sacred Heart Community Service, and Second Harvest Food Bank, in addition to the availability of domestic and international service and cultural immersions, exemplifies the commitment to our mission and provides a critical experiential component to the academics of social justice. With faculty and staff by their side, our students learn by example to adopt a lifelong commitment to be "for and with others."