Apply to Bellarmine

We want applying to Bellarmine to be as easy and stress-free as possible, so we've partnered with Ravenna Solutions.

Creating a Ravenna account at www. is your first step in the application process and will allow you to sign up for a Shadow Day and apply. 

From September 10th  through December 13th, 2019, 11:59p.m., you'll use Ravenna to complete and/or submit the various components of our application. Ravenna will walk you through each of the steps, but we've included an overview of what they are below:”

  1. Complete the application form
  2. Submit two essays
  3. Sign up for the HSPT exam
  4. Submit a parent/guardian statement
  5. Print and submit an Academic Records Request Form to your school office. 
  6. Request two Academic Recommendations (i.e., provide each recommender's email address in the Delegate Form)
  7. Request one Non-Academic Recommendation (optional) (i.e., provide the recommender's email address in the Delegate Form)
  8. Upload a copy of the student's baptismal certificate (if Catholic)
  9. Pay the application fee

If you experience any technical difficulties along the way, contact Ravenna at

Taking the HSPT

The HSPT, created by Scholastic Testing Service (STS), is a comprehensive placement test for eighth graders which high schools, including Bellarmine, use to assist with their ninth grade admission process.

Students can take the HSPT entrance exam at Bellarmine or at any of the other San Jose diocesan high schools. Applicants may also take the test in a diocese other than San Jose, e.g., Oakland or San Francisco. If you would like to take the exam at Bellarmine, you will find the registration form within the online application when it is live in the fall. The exam may only be taken once and you must register in advance.

Dates: January 11th & January 25th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Dear Parents of Applicants for the Class of 2024:  Important notification for students requesting HSPT accommodations for the January 2020 exam held at Bellarmine.

If you will be requesting any testing adjustments/accommodations for the HSPT exam at Bellarmine due to a documented disability, please contact Mrs. Judy Alessandri, Bellarmine’s Coordinator for Students with Disabilities, immediately to begin this request process.  Limitations in adjustments offered are outlined in the BCP Parent Guide for the SSD Program handbook, available upon request.  Students must have a record of need and use of accommodations during the past year at school to be eligible.

All documentation for this request must be submitted, finalized and approved by November 15th.  The turnaround time to complete this request takes 3 – 7 business days, so please initiate the process no later than Wednesday, November 6, 2019.  If you are uncertain about services and supports available at Bellarmine, and are interested in learning more, please contact me immediately.