Speech and Debate Team National Champions

The Bellarmine Speech and Debate team has returned as champions from a marathon week of competition in the National Championship Tournament held in Louisville, Kentucky.

Thirty-one Bellarmine students participated in the first in-person tournament held since March 2020, and this one is considered to the most Continue Reading...

Bellarmine Summer Program Begins

Summer Days, Summer Program

Following a more than two-week lull after the conclusion of the academic year, Bellarmine’s campus is alive with activity again with the June 14 start of its Summer Program.

Over the past several years, Bellarmine’s summer programming has expanded to include academic, athletic, and Continue Reading...

Fr. Richard Cobb, S.J. Receives Bellarmine President’s Award

President's Award, President's Award Dinner, Fr. Cobb

Bellarmine College Preparatory held its 42nd President’s Award Dinner the evening of May 11 on the Leo J. and Mary G. Lucas Quad of its campus in San Jose. More than 200 guests attended the donor recognition event, hosted in gratitude for those contributing to the school at the President’s Club level and Continue Reading...

Bellarmine Robotics Repeats World Championship

Robotics, VEX

It has been a remarkable year for Bellarmine Robotics Team 254, winning both the FRC and VEX World Championships!” noted Ann Johnson, the team’s moderator and Bellarmine faculty member.

On the heels of the Bellarmine Robotics team winning an unprecedented 5th Continue Reading...

Speech & Debate Team Captures State Championship

For the first time since 2014, the Bellarmine College Prep Speech and Debate team has earned the title State Champions, marking the school’s 19th time doing so and again securing its solid reputation as a speech and debate powerhouse.

A team of 58 Bellarmine students competed in Continue Reading...

Bishop Cantu Celebrates Holy Week Mass at Bellarmine

Holy Week Liturgy 2022

The Bellarmine community was honored to host Bishop Oscar Cantu’ of the Diocese of San Jose as presider of the school’s Holy Week liturgy the morning of April 13.

Organized by Bellarmine’s Campus Ministry team, along with students from the Department of Theatre Arts, the liturgy was Continue Reading...

Adventurous Alumnus Captivates Audience at Senior Networking Luncheon

Senior Network Alumni Luncheon

Nearly 100 Bellarmine alumni returned to campus the morning of April 13 for the 14th Alumni/Senior Networking Luncheon. The event, presented by the Office of Alumni Relations, provides an opportunity for current Bell seniors to hear a keynote address from an alumnus, and then have lunch with alumni from various professions in which the Continue Reading...

Bellarmine Robotics Team 254 Takes Title at Silicon Valley Tournament


The weekend of April 9, Bellarmine’s FRC Robotics team competed in the Silicon Valley Regional, held at the San Jose State University Event Center. There were 59 teams competing at the tournament, with Team 254, The Cheesy Poofs, ranking first at the end of the qualification round. “Three teams traded back and forth in rankings, but at the end of the Continue Reading...

Longtime Bellarmine Varsity Basketball Coach Announces Retirement

Patrick Schneider

San Jose, CA – Following a storied career that spans 30 years, Patrick Schneider has announced his retirement as head varsity basketball coach at Bellarmine College Preparatory. Coach Schneider informed his players of his decision during a team meeting the afternoon of April 6.

With a record of 534-312 and finishing his career as the Continue Reading...

Bellarmine Celebrates Cultural Diversity

Asian Heritage Celebration

During the afternoon of April 3, the Bellarmine Mothers’ Guild, the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and the Asian affinity groups on campus (Chinese Culture Community, Filipino Student Association, Japanese Culture Community, Korean Student Association, and Vietnamese Student Union) celebrated its first Continue Reading...

Justice Summit Explores Care for Our Common Home

Justice Summit 2022

With the theme, Care for Our Common Home, one of the four Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAP) of The Society of Jesus (, the Bellarmine community took time on March 23 to hold its annual Justice Summit, an examination of the issue of climate change and Continue Reading...

46th Golden Bell Auction a Resounding Success

Golden Bell

The Bellarmine community was celebrated the evening of March 12 as 420 guests attended the 46th Golden Bell Auction, with proceeds benefiting the school’s Direct Tuition Assistance Fund. This was the first time since 2019 that the event was able to be held live and on campus, due to the pandemic.

The dinner and live auction took place in the Continue Reading...

Bellarmine Hosts Speaker from Jesuit Refugee Service

Jesuit Refugee Service

During International Women’s Day on March 8 – with the eyes of the world focused on the devastating situation in Ukraine and the plight of refugees from that war torn country, many of whom are women and children -- Bellarmine was privileged to hear from a representative of Continue Reading...

Bells Robotics Team Qualify for World Championship Tournament


The weekend of March 5, all nine of Bellarmine College Prep’s VEX robotics teams competed in the 2022 Northern California VRC High School State Championship - SILICON VALLEY in Milpitas.

According to Ann Johnson, Bellarmine’s robotics moderator, VEX splits California into two regions, North and South, and holds three Continue Reading...

National Merit Scholarship Finalists

National Merit Scholars 2021

Several Bellarmine seniors who were among the National Merit® Scholarship Corporation’s (NMSC®) Semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program have all been named Finalists.

Congratulations to the following Bells: Continue Reading...