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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-
Bellarmine College Preparatory is a top rated, private, all-boys, Catholic school located in San Jose, CA. It has 1,643 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. Tuition is $22,230 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 98% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$22,230
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid
$10,942

Bellarmine College Preparatory Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1340
439 responses
Average ACT
31
194 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
95%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 59 responses
  • Not stepping on the B in the quad
    31%
  • Sporting events
    17%
  • Various retreats
    14%
  • Beating St. Francis in Football.
    10%
  • Robotics tournaments
    7%
  • Speech and Debate Tournaments
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,643
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Poll
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$82,029
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,834
National
$949
Median Home Value
$701,737
National
$184,700
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Bellarmine is a great school. Although it does have a hefty tuition, the programs that you get access to make it worth it in my opinion. There is a huge makers lab, with CNC Machines, 3d printers, laser cutters, and much more. There is also a robotics lab with tons of materials and machines, which is very rare. Bellarmine has the world's best FRC team, has one of the best Speech and debate teams, and has pretty great sports teams. Overall, you can't go wrong with Bellarmine as your highschool!
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This school will prepare you for college. It is also very competitive in sports, robotics, math clubs, etc. It is fairly diverse with some Asians, Whites, Latinos, but very few Blacks. The food is delicious, especially the curly fries. The teachers are excellent at this school and care very much about your future. There are over 50 clubs that you can do at Bellarmine and you can create one yourself if you ask the admin. This school is very safe and I have not experienced any unsafe activity. There are nutritionists and a big gym that you can work out during the free period. The sports teams are very competitive and successful. Overall, you can create a good brotherhood at this school.
GO BELLS!
My son went to Bell and recently graduated and off to college. I went to rival high school so it pains me to say... I was so impressed with Bell and I definitely saw growth in my son and he had a good experience. When we travel across the country and my son wears his Bell gear I hear way to many "Go Bells". From what I saw the school staff really cares and the attention to detail is impressive - a big Thank You! Worth every penny (and I have been accused of being cheap) ;p...