Bellarmine College Preparatory

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Bellarmine College Preparatory
960 West Hedding Street


United States
Coordinates37°20′32″N 121°55′07″W / 37.342172°N 121.918542°W / 37.342172; -121.918542Coordinates: 37°20′32″N 121°55′07″W / 37.342172°N 121.918542°W / 37.342172; -121.918542
TypePrivate boys secondary school
MottoMen for and with others[1]
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Patron saint(s)Saint Robert Bellarmine
Established1851; 170 years ago (1851)
FounderFr. John Nobili, SJ[2]
CEEB code053080
PresidentChris Meyercord
DeanMatt Oelkers
PrincipalKristina Luscher
Faculty145 lay, 20 Jesuits
Average class size22.5[3]
Student to teacher ratio12.5:1
Campus size19 acres (77,000 m2)
Campus typeUrban
Color(s) Blue  and  White 
Athletics conferenceWCAL (13 sports)
PAL (lacrosse)
Skyhawk Conference (rugby)[4]
Team nameBellarmine Bells
PublicationBellarmine Political Review (newsmagazine)
Written Echo
(literary/art magazine)
NewspaperThe Bell Online
YearbookThe Carillon

Bellarmine College Preparatory is an all-male, Jesuit preparatory school in the College Park neighborhood of San Jose, California.[5] Founded in 1851, Bellarmine is the oldest high school in California.


The Bellarmine Bells have 34 teams in 13 sports in the West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) of the CIF Central Coast Section. Sports include football, basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, water polo, swimming, diving, lacrosse, tennis, cross country, golf, wrestling, track and field, and ice hockey. As of the 2009-10 school year, Bellarmine added rugby as a club team, competing in spring in the Skyhawk Conference. The campus includes an outdoor swimming pool, baseball diamond, and gymnasium, along with new facilities for soccer, football, and all-weather track. Since 1981, Bellarmine leads CIF Central Coast Section schools with 115 Division 1 titles.

The swimming team won the California state championship in 2012.[6]


The College Park Caltrain station is adjacent to the campus. The station is served by only 4 trains a day, timed to correspond with the school's hours. The school has lobbied Caltrain to avoid cutting service to the station.[7]

Notable alumni[edit]


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  4. ^ "Conference Affiliation". Athletics. Bellarmine College Preparatory. Retrieved 2007-11-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original Check |url= value (help) on 2010-03-22. Retrieved 2010-04-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association
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  14. ^ "Local guy Juan Gamboa legging it out with San Jose SaberCats". 24 March 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
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  20. ^ "2016 Pulitzer Prizes".
  21. ^ "New 9th Circuit judge s local roots". July 17, 2014.
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  23. ^ "Meet the Associate Attorney General". Retrieved 24 January 2016.

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