Bellarmine Preparatory School

Tacoma, WA
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Bellarmine is a Catholic school in the Jesuit tradition of education. It has close ties to the Jesuit order whose inspired leaders began this enterprise in one remote building in 1928 on the present site that overlooks the city and Mt. Rainier.

Bellarmine moved from an all boys to a co-educational school in 1974. That year, St. Leo's and Aquinas Academy girls' schools joined with Bellarmine and created a consolidated Catholic high school for the Tacoma-Pierce County area. The merger was a success story.

Today, Bellarmine enrolls approximately 1,000 students. They travel from as far away as Thurston, Kitsap and King counties. The school sits on 42 acres and has grown from one building to many, including a state-of-the-art library and computer facility.


Bellarmine is a Catholic college preparatory school in the Jesuit tradition.  Its mission is to proclaim the Gospel message within an educational community and to graduate students who are leaders in action, modeled on Christ, and committed to the transformation He envisions for the world.


Community Impact

Please support Bellarmine during the month of April in our "30 Day Challenge."  All dollars raised up to $75,000 during the month of April will be matched by a very generous donor!

As a community of learning, Bellarmine maintains a strong commitment to teaching excellence, scholarly engagement, and stimulating student-faculty interaction.

The essence of our college preparatory program draws on both traditional Jesuit, as well as more contemporary methodologies, to prepare students for lives of leadership and service. By providing rigorous programs of excellence that develop and harmonize the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, physical and creative, our ultimate goal is to produce graduates who will be leaders in action, modeled after Christ, and fearless in pursuing a Christian transformation of the world. This is our mission.

Board Members


Timothy Pavolka (Chair)
Performance Radiator

Gregory Unruh (Vice Chair)
Franciscan Foundation

Peter Comfort (Secretary)
Propel Insurance



Kerry Bordeaux, CPA

Shawn Flood Brown

Gene Delmore, SJ
St. Rita's

Peter Ely, SJ
Seattle University

John Fuchs, SJ
Bellarmine Preparatory School

Gail Harrison
California Province of Jesus - Retired

Brianne Kampbell
Brown Yando & Kampbell, PLLC

Joseph McGowan, SJ
Bellarmine Preparatory School

Mark Modarelli
Bellarmine Preparatory School

Margie O'Brien
Patriot Fire Protection

Sylvia Parker
Merrill Lynch

Jack Peterson
Bellarmine Preparatory School

Peter Petrich
Davies Pearson PC

Stephen Rapkoch
Panagiotu Pension Advisors

Michael Transue
Governmental Affairs & Lobbying Services

Michael F. Tucci
Tucci & Sons, Inc.

Barron Willis


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Bellarmine Preparatory School
2300 S Washington St
Tacoma, WA, 98405
Phone: 253-756-3875
[email protected]

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