Our Academic Program

Bellarmine is proud to offer a wide range of curricular offerings which challenge and nurture the interests of each one of our students. All students take a college preparatory curriculum designed to meet the minimum subject requirements of the University of California and California State University systems.

Our Faculty

Nearly 70 percent of our faculty possess some form of advanced degree, including five who hold either an academic or professional doctorate. What better role models to instill a love of learning?

Most students, however, go beyond these minimum entrance requirements, completing more than the required number of credits within a required discipline and/or taking advantage of Bellarmine's numerous Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses.The richness and depth of our curriculum is visible in each and every one of our departments, with the strength of our program measured in the remarkable success our students achieve in their academic endeavors. This success is apparent in our:
  • matriculation rates to four-year colleges and universities, which is consistently at 95 + percent.
  • student acceptance rates at highly competitive colleges and universities such as UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, UCLA, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara University, Stanford, New York University, Princeton, Georgetown, Brown and Duke.
  • SAT test scores, which are on average more than 300 points higher than both the state and national averages.
  • Advanced Placement testing results. Bellarmine has administered an average of 1300 tests each year for the past three years, with students qualifying for college credit in 85+ percent of those tests. This translates into a large number of Bellarmine graduates entering college with some degree of advanced standing, enabling them to graduate early or to have access to courses ordinarily not available to incoming freshmen.

We invite you to explore our Departments and Curriculum pages to learn more about Bellarmine academics. In doing so, we are confident that you will find an aggressive and stimulating program for your student, which will not only prepare him for post-secondary education but inspire a lifetime of learning.