Bellarmine College Preparatory is a community of men and women gathered together by God for the purpose of educating the student to seek justice and truth throughout his life. We are a Catholic school in the tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the Founder of the Society of Jesus. As such, our entire school program is dedicated to forming "men for and with others"—persons whose lives will be dedicated to bringing all their God-given talents to fullness and to living according to the pattern of service inaugurated by Jesus Christ."
Bellarmine College Preparatory, a Catholic educational institution operating in the Jesuit tradition of the development of the full person, is a community comprised of students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and friends. As such, we are drawn together by God’s grace to nurture the minds, hearts, and bodies of our students as they traverse the pivotal stage of their formation—that of adolescence.
Rooted in this Ignatian tradition, the school strives to form young men who will be contemplatives in action: young men who will be actively engaged in service as a response to God’s love, and who will critically and prayerfully reflect upon how best to put their talents at the service of others. The unique educational experience involves a rigorous curriculum, expansive co-curricular opportunities, a vibrant spirituality, and comprehensive Christian Service and Immersion programs. These essential components result in the foundation of a young man who is committed to a life of reflection and prayer, who seeks challenges to enhance his on-going formation, who accepts responsibility and leadership, and who desires to care for those in need. Simply, the goal of a Bellarmine education is to produce a “man for and with others” who possesses a faith that does justice.
Our Ignatian identity also calls us to do what we can to make our educational program available to all qualified students, regardless of the financial status of his family. With constant efforts toward maintaining affordable tuition and offering tuition assistance based upon financial need, we strive to provide fair economic access to families.
Seeing God in All People
Bellarmine cherishes its diversity and strives to educate each student to accept that all persons are created in God's image and are unique expressions of the Divine. Our Diversity Program is based on the core Ignatian value of “Seeing God in All People.”
Students at Bellarmine reflect a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences and faith traditions—yet students embrace each other as brothers and love one another as members of God’s family. Our diversity inspires the men and women of our community to create a loving and nurturing environment where each student's talents, abilities, and desires can reach their highest expression. We believe exposing students to an environment rich in difference offers the student a capacity to engage in a loving dialogue with the world upon graduation. Our hope is that this dialogue will build a more just and faith-filled world.
The Diversity Office centers its programming on eight types of diversity:
- Race / Ethnicity
- Ability / Disability
- Sexual Orientation
- Socio-economic Status
Our approach is to focus on students' awareness of their own identity and experiences and then explore how these insights translate to their perception of others.