Available courses

Printmaking (Gross-Shader)

  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Printmaking

  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Sculpture (Meeker)

This course is an exploration of a wide variety of ways to make sculpture with various tools and mediums. Students will create with plaster, wood, clay, metal and found materials. We all take up space; sculpture is a very creative and stimulating way to fill in and around your space. Some of the mo…
  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Printmaking (Meeker)

  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Photo 2 (Meeker)

This course enables the more serious photo student to strengthen picture composition principles and technical skills learned in Photo I. Photography as an art expression will be emphasized in the enlarging and making of 8 x 10 format prints. Experimental techniques such as solarization, montage, pu…
  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Photo 2 (Gross-Shader)

  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Photo 1 (Meeker)

Black and white photography is explored involving correct use of the camera, developing, enlarging and dry mounting for presentation. Design principles as they relate to composing a picture via the camera are incorporated and artistic expression is emphasized. The historical background of photograp…
  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Photo 1 (Gross-Shader)

  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Painting (Gross-Shader)

Students will explore ways to creatively examine their visual world through the media of acrylic and watercolor painting. Students will work from still-life arrangements, interior settings, landscape, portrait, and personal subject matter. Students will gain skill in color mixing and painting techn…
  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Drawing 2 (Gross-Shader)

  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Drawing 1 (Meeker)

Students will explore ways to develop drawings more inventively as well as heighten their observational skills. Utilizing a variety of drawing media, students work from still-life arrangements, the figure, and personal subject matter. Students are also introduced to a number of artists and their st…
  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Drawing 1 (Gross-Shader)

  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Design (Meeker)

The focus is on content as well as application of the design elements and principles. Students will use a variety of media and techniques. A number of contemporary artists and their styles are introduced along with an art vocabulary. Written quizzes and tests are given to evaluate learning of conte…
  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Design (Gross-Shader)

  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Creative Crafts (Meeker)

  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Ceramics 2 (Cohen)

  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Ceramics 1 (Gross-Shader)

  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Ceramics 1 (Cohen)

This course emphasizes the elements and principles of three-dimensional design. The student is introduced to the different hand building techniques of pinch, slab and coil and their combinations. The student will also learn basic potter’s wheel techniques along with the glazing and firing process…
  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

3-D Design (Meeker)

Students will gain a practical, hands-on understanding of sculpture and design in a wide variety of media and processes. Students will make things that take up space. Themes ranging from structural engineering and architecture to representational sculpture and public installation will be attempted, …
  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Learning Resource Center


This information is designed to assist teacher with using the Learning Resource Center.
  • Teacher: Kelly Goodsell
  • Teacher: Kathy Maxey
  • Teacher: Jennifer OLoughlin

Orell Library


Click here to find academic resources that will help you in your courses at Bellarmine.
  • Teacher: Kathy Maxey

Writing Lab

  • Teacher: Kelly Goodsell
  • Teacher: Kathy Maxey
  • Teacher: Jacob Singer

AP Computer Science A

  • Teacher: Morgan Blackmore
  • Teacher: Ian Harding
  • Teacher: Alexander Merk
  • Teacher: Michael Schneider
  • Teacher: Lila Transue

Computer Graphics


.5 Credit/One SemesterThis is a multidisciplinary course that will blend concepts from geometry, art, computer science and engineering. Students complete projects in which they develop 3-dimensional design and computer graphics skills using both their iPads and school computers.
  • Teacher: Aaron Rogers
  • Teacher: Chelsey Rosario

Introduction to Computer Science S2

0.5 Credits/One SemesterPrerequisite: Geometry  This introductory survey course is offered in partnership with the TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) program hosted by Microsoft YouthSpark. The course is based on the UC Berkeley CS10 course and offers students a hands-on intr…
  • Teacher: Christopher Olson
  • Teacher: Lila Transue

Python (Transue)

  • Teacher: Timothy Brooks
  • Teacher: Rick Len
  • Teacher: Christopher Olson
  • Teacher: Michael Schneider
  • Teacher: Lila Transue

English 1 (Henderson)

Category: English 1
  • Teacher: Barbara Henderson

English 1 (Hanigan)

Category: English 1
English 1 provides a study of grammar and usage skills. Vocabulary (spelling and definitions) and knowledge of literary terms based upon the reading material covered each semester are stressed. Literature includes short story, nonfiction, essay, novel, poetry and drama. Through explanation, experim…
  • Teacher: Jeanne Hanigan

English 1 (Harrison)

Category: English 1
  • Teacher: Cari Harrison

English 1 (Hunthausen)

Category: English 1
  • Teacher: Anna Hunthausen

English 1 (Minjares)

Category: English 1
  • Teacher: Melissa Minjares

English 1 (O'Connor)

Category: English 1
English 1 provides a study of grammar and usage skills. Vocabulary (spelling and definitions) and knowledge of literary terms based upon the reading material covered each semester are stressed. Literature includes short story, nonfiction, essay, novel, poetry and drama. Through explanation, experim…
  • Teacher: Daniel O'Connor

English 1 (O'Loughlin)

Category: English 1
English 1 provides a study of grammar and usage skills. Vocabulary (spelling and definitions) and knowledge of literary terms based upon the reading material covered each semester are stressed. Literature includes short story, nonfiction, essay, novel, poetry and drama. Through explanation, experim…
  • Teacher: Barbara Henderson
  • Teacher: Jennifer OLoughlin

English 2 (Hunthausen)

Category: English 2
  • Teacher: Anna Hunthausen

English 2 (Barnes)

Category: English 2
This course will endeavor to build composition skills by strengthening the ability of the students to develop expository, descriptive, and narrative paragraphs closely related to the literature they are reading. Skill in expressing themselves in essay form will be emphasized in order that students …
  • Teacher: Joshua Barnes

English 2 (Campbell)

Category: English 2
Prerequisite: English 1 This course will endeavor to build composition skills by strengthening the ability of the students to develop expository, descriptive, and narrative paragraphs closely related to the literature they are reading. Skill in expressing themselves in essay form will be emphasized…
  • Teacher: Julie Campbell

English 2 (Modarelli)

Category: English 2
This course is about writing, which is to say that it is also a course about reading since, as we shall see, it is difficult to do one without also doing the other. You will be required to do a considerable amount of both in this course, and a good deal of talking as well. My ultimate aim as your i…
  • Teacher: Mark Modarelli

English 2 Hnrs (Casey)

Category: English 2
The mythological approach is strengthened through the reading of a Greek Epic. The study of literary pattern is extended into a critical approach to various novels and plays. Literary terms and structures as well as vocabulary development are emphasized. The students write narrative and expository …
  • Teacher: Shannon Casey

English 2 Honors (Baerg)

Category: English 2
Prerequisite: English 1 This course will endeavor to build composition skills by strengthening the ability of the students to develop expository, descriptive, and narrative paragraphs closely related to the literature they are reading. Skill in expressing themselves in essay form will be emphasized…

American Lit (Lindstrom)

Category: American Lit
This course explores our American Heritage chronologically so that the student will become acquainted with the writers who have shaped our literary background. The student will read, write, and discuss the types of literature which ultimately reflect the philosophies of the authors. The students wi…
  • Teacher: Brandy Lindstrom

American Lit (O'Connor)

Category: American Lit
Prerequisites: English 1 and 2 This course explores our American Heritage chronologically so that the student will become acquainted with the writers who have shaped our literary background. The student will read, write, and discuss the types of literature which ultimately reflect the philosophies …
  • Teacher: Brandy Lindstrom
  • Teacher: Daniel O'Connor

American Lit (Singer)

Category: American Lit
  • Teacher: Jacob Singer

American Lit Honors (Casey)

Category: American Lit
Prerequisites: English 1 and 2 This course explores our American Heritage chronologically so that the student will become acquainted with the writers who have shaped our literary background. The student will read, write, and discuss the types of literature which ultimately reflect the philosophies o…
  • Teacher: Shannon Casey

American Lit Honors (Ploof)

Category: American Lit
Prerequisites: English 2 Honors, and/or English Department recommendation Honors level American Literature is a survey of the major writers, modes and themes in American literature from the time of the first settlements in the New World to the present. Specific writers include such major figures as …
  • Teacher: Ed Ploof

AP Language and Composition (Hanigan)

Category: Composition
  • Teacher: Jeanne Hanigan

AP Language and Composition (O'Connor)

Category: Composition
The course will include both the reading and analysis of varieties of expository prose, as well as the study of the process of writing. The required essays and formal research papers will demonstrate particular skills and practice. Students will study examples of prose from various fields and perio…
  • Teacher: Daniel O'Connor

AP Language and Composition (Singer)

Category: Composition
  • Teacher: Jacob Singer

Senior Composition (Minjares)

Category: Composition
This single semester course is designed to prepare seniors for college by focusing on critical reading and on the writing process.  We will explore and refine our thinking and writing skills by reading a variety of non-fiction and by analyzing the various rhetorical modes employed by …
  • Teacher: Melissa Minjares

Senior Composition (Modarelli)

Category: Composition
  • Teacher: Mark Modarelli

Senior Composition with Mrs. Lindstrom

Category: Composition
This course will prepare senior students for college by focusing on the writing process. A majority of class time will be spent reviewing and learning skills pertaining to critical reading and writing analysis, sentence style, paragraph development, and expository writing. Major projects will inclu…
  • Teacher: Brandy Lindstrom

Annual (O'Loughlin)

Prerequisites: application, sophomore standing or above; instructor approval This course is designed to provide students with class time to produce the Bellarmine Annual. Students will learn the mechanics of layout, design and production. They will also receive instruction in photography, business m…
  • Teacher: Jennifer OLoughlin

AP Lit (Modarelli)

Prerequisites: Honors standing and/or English Department recommendation Students will be engaged in the careful reading of the literary works written primarily by English authors. Students will intensively study representative works from several genres, i.e., novel, short story, poetry, drama, essa…
  • Teacher: Mark Modarelli

Collaborative Unit

This course is not for student use. Use the ideas in this course as an example of effective Moodle utilization. Import the content into your own course, and then modify to fit your needs.

Creative Writing (Lindstrom)

Students will engage in daily creative writing in a workshop atmosphere. They will learn techniques for more inventive and distinctive writing, and will strengthen their powers of imagination and observation. The major project is a “free choice creative writing final piece” informed by our diffe…

Creative Writing (Singer)

  • Teacher: Jacob Singer

Intro to Theater (Barnes)

“All the world’s a stage…” Students will explore the world of theater in this class. The course is designed to provide students with basic drama activities and exercises. Stage terminology and the history of the theater will be taught. Mime, improv, and performances are some of the areas th…
  • Teacher: Joshua Barnes

Journalism (Hanigan)

Prerequisites: application This course combines the theory and skills of journalistic writing with the practical experience of publishing the school paper, The Lion. Class time will be divided between instruction in writing news stories, features, sports, editorials, headlines, and advertisements, a…
  • Teacher: Jeanne Hanigan

Public Speaking (Jensen)

Students will learn the fundamentals of public speaking in a creative and fun environment. Speaking and word games will be used to build student confidence. Specific attention to impromptu and extemporaneous speech will be utilized. The students will perform a variety of topical speeches, including…

Senior Lit: Contemporary Voices (Minjares)

This Senior Literature elective is designed to introduce students to a number of significant contemporary writers and their works.  Many of these writers bring us new stories; some bring us new versions of stories we think we know.  Still others stretch our understanding of just what stor…
  • Teacher: Melissa Minjares

Senior Lit: Shakespeare (O'Connor)

“He was not of an age, but for all time!” --Ben Johnson How is it that Shakespeare’s plays continue to captivate, inspire, provoke, and instruct audiences around the globe more than 400 years after he wrote them? In addition to studying the history of Shakespeare’s theater, students will ex…
  • Teacher: Daniel O'Connor

Senior Lit: Short Fiction (O'Connor)

  • Teacher: Daniel O'Connor
  • Teacher: Jacob Singer

Freshmen

  • Teacher: Jessica Achziger
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Jim Dempsey
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brandy Lindstrom
  • Teacher: Kevin Meines
  • Teacher: Jenny Phillips
  • Teacher: Allison Scanlin
  • Teacher: Kristine Zelazny

Sophomores

  • Teacher: Jessica Achziger
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Jim Dempsey
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brandy Lindstrom
  • Teacher: Kevin Meines
  • Teacher: Jenny Phillips
  • Teacher: Allison Scanlin
  • Teacher: Kristine Zelazny

Juniors

  • Teacher: Jessica Achziger
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Jim Dempsey
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brandy Lindstrom
  • Teacher: Kevin Meines
  • Teacher: Jenny Phillips
  • Teacher: Allison Scanlin
  • Teacher: Kristine Zelazny

Seniors

  • Teacher: Jessica Achziger
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Jim Dempsey
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brandy Lindstrom
  • Teacher: Kevin Meines
  • Teacher: Jenny Phillips
  • Teacher: Allison Scanlin
  • Teacher: Kristine Zelazny

Algebra Math3 Lab (Gormley)

  • Teacher: Kristen Gormley

Directed Study Tutorial (Goodsell)


High school and College Readiness Course 
  • Teacher: Kelly Goodsell

Directed Study Tutorial (O'Loughlin)

This course is designed to provide learning assistance and strategies, emphasize study skills and support the college preparatory program with tutorial assistance. Students in the New Start Program are required to take the full year directed study in their freshman year. Placement in the course(s) …
  • Teacher: Kelly Goodsell
  • Teacher: Jennifer OLoughlin

Integrated Studies I (Gormley)

  • Teacher: Kelly Goodsell
  • Teacher: Kristen Gormley
  • Teacher: Jennifer OLoughlin

Integrated Studies II (Gormley)

  • Teacher: Kelly Goodsell
  • Teacher: Kristen Gormley
  • Teacher: Jennifer OLoughlin

Algebra 1

Category: Algebra
  • Teacher: Timothy McCarthy

Algebra E

Category: Algebra
  • Teacher: Timothy McCarthy
  • Teacher: Bridget Nuno
  • Teacher: Tony Rehberger

Geometry A

Category: Geometry
With an emphasis on modeling, the course organizes geometric content so that students make connections between geometry concepts, proofs, and applications of geometry to the world around them. The course establishes a strong strand of logical reasoning and critical thinking beginning with Inductive…
  • Teacher: Tom Larsen
  • Teacher: Timothy McCarthy
  • Teacher: Tony Rehberger

Geometry B

Category: Geometry
  • Teacher: Heidi Pettit

Geometry Honors

Category: Geometry
With an emphasis on modeling, the course organizes geometric content so that students make connections between geometry concepts, proofs, and applications of geometry to the world around them. The course establishes a strong strand of logical reasoning and critical thinking beginning with Inductive…
  • Teacher: Heidi Pettit

Advanced Algebra / Trigonometry

  • Teacher: Kirsten Byers
  • Teacher: Tom Larsen
  • Teacher: Donna Pitt

Advanced Algebra / Trigonometry Honors

Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry at the honors level presumes a solid background in pre-algebra and first-year algebra as a minimal prerequisite.  Voluntary enrollment in the course constitutes a joint decision by students, parents and academic advisors to take on the additional challenges which …
  • Teacher: Bridget Nuno
  • Teacher: Charlie Rousseau

Algebra 2 (Larsen)

Algebra 2 is the first of a two part sequence; together they comprise Adavanced Algebra and will prepare the student for Pre-calculus in college. The student will work hard on mastering most of the material without a calculator and yet there are new calculator skills that will be introduced and pra…
  • Teacher: Tom Larsen

Trigonometry/Functions/Statistics (Pitt)


The second of the two part course with the emphasis on trigonometry, review of functions,  and continued study of statistics.
  • Teacher: Donna Pitt

Jump Class

Category: Pre-Calculus
  • Teacher: Tony Rehberger

Pre-Calculus

Category: Pre-Calculus
Welcome to Precalculus with Ms. Byers, Ms. Pettit and Mr. Rousseau for 2017-18.  Your success in this challenging course is very important to us.  Please check this website regularly for solution sets to assigned homework problems, practice quizzes and tests, revised course calendars and …
  • Teacher: Jose Cruz
  • Teacher: Heidi Pettit
  • Teacher: Charlie Rousseau

Pre-Calculus Honors

Category: Pre-Calculus
  • Teacher: Jose Cruz

AP Calculus AB

Category: Calculus
After a brief review of functions and limits the derivative is studied in detail. The first semester is devoted to the derivative, curve sketching (with and without a calculator), applications of the derivative, and theory. The integral as antiderivative and area under a curve is also investigated.…
  • Teacher: Jose Cruz
  • Teacher: Tony Rehberger
  • Teacher: Lindley Schmitt

AP Calculus BC

Category: Calculus
1 credit/2 semesters  Graphing calculator required: TI-83+ or TI-84 Plus C  The class covers integration by parts, partial derivatives, calculus with polar coordinates and vectors, and sequences and series (with special emphasis on Taylor Series polynomials). Several weeks of the last quar…
  • Teacher: Lindley Schmitt

Introduction to Calculus (Schmitt)

Category: Calculus


This course will build upon and solidify the skills learned in the students' previous pre-calculus course, as well as introduce some broad beginning calculus topics in the second semester.
  • Teacher: Lindley Schmitt

AP Statistics (Emery)

Category: Statistics

This is a full year, algebra-based college course in statistics.  The course introduces the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data
  • Teacher: Anita Emery

Personal Finance Sem 2

Category: Electives
  • Teacher: Barbie Solbakken

Personal Finance

Category: Electives
  • Teacher: Tony Rehberger
  • Teacher: Charlie Rousseau
  • Teacher: Barbie Solbakken
  • Teacher: Lila Transue

Bands and Percussion

  • Director: Casey Whitson

Chamber Orchestra

  • Teacher: Alejandro Baez

Choral and Orchestra Music

Choral and Orchestra This site is designed for students who are enrolled in the Choral or Orchestra program at Bellarmine Prep. You will find information and dates for concerts, permission slips, choral music practice files,recording and an assortment of assignments, resources, lessons and quizzes.…
  • Maestro: Faith Ockwell

Con Gratia

  • Teacher: Alejandro Baez

Men's Ensemble

The class is devoted to the training and development of a strong performance in choir. Opportunities for public performances are essential objectives. Emphasis is placed on developing proper techniques of vocal production in the male voice and experiencing a variety of music types.  Open to me…
  • Teacher: Alejandro Baez

Vocal Ensemble

Vocal Ensemble is a select group of mixed (S-A-T-B) voices devoted to learning and performing various styles of music. Selection by the director is based primarily on musicianship and sight reading ability, singing ability, positive attitude, and leadership qualities. This group will perf…
  • Teacher: Alejandro Baez

Lifetime Fitness (Campbell)

  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

Lifetime Fitness (Hiles)


Lifetime Fitness
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

PE/Health (9th - Campbell)


The Freshman curriculum involves 4 quarters of instruction while sophomores engage in 2 quarters of instruction. During the instruction time for freshmen the focus is on “Healthy Lifestyles and Fitness for Life.”
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

PE/Health (9th - Garcia)


The Freshman curriculum involves 4 quarters of instruction while sophomores engage in 2 quarters of instruction. During the instruction time for freshmen the focus is on “Healthy Lifestyles and Fitness for Life.”
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

PE/Health (9th - Hiles)


The Freshman curriculum involves 4 quarters of instruction while sophomores engage in 2 quarters of instruction. During the instruction time for freshmen the focus is on “Healthy Lifestyles and Fitness for Life.”
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

PE/Health (9th - Jensen)


The Freshman curriculum involves 4 quarters of instruction while sophomores engage in 2 quarters of instruction.  During the instruction time for freshmen the focus is on "Healthy Lifestyles and Fitness for Life."
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

PE/Health (9th - Peterson)

  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

PE/Health (10th -Hiles)


The sophomore curriculum is geared more towards behaviors and the impact on society as well as lifetime sports.
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

PE/Health (10th - Peterson)


The sophomore curriculum is geared more towards behaviors and the impact on society as well as lifetime sports.
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

Sports Medicine (Garcia)

Sports Medicine is designed for students interested in fields such as athletic training, physical therapy, medicine, nutrition, physiology of exercise, kinesiology, and other sports medicine related fields. Sports Medicine emphasizes the prevention of athletic injuries, including the components of …
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

Sports Psychology (Campbell)

  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

Strength and Conditioning (Garcia)

This course is recommended for all athletes and students interested in increasing their level of physical fitness. Program goals include: Improve overall physical fitness through a systematic program of intensive weightlifting exercises accompanied with a speed development program. • Increase awa…
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

Strength and Conditioning (Jensen)

  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

Team Sports (Campbell)

This semester course will be divided into a variety of sport “seasons.” Leadership and sportsmanship will be emphasized along with development of sports skills and strategies. Students of all athletic ability levels are encouraged to participate. Activities will vary each semester depending on …
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

Team Sports (Garcia)

  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

Team Sports (Jensen)

  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

Team Sports (Peterson)

  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

ILS (Andresen)

This course is structured as an inquiry based, process-oriented, dynamic examination of science, integrating traditional laboratory methods with computer technology. Topics of study include, but are not limited to, the physical sciences (physics and chemistry), biological sciences (ethology, freshw…
  • Teacher: Emily Andresen

ILS (Etter)

  • Teacher: Jazz Etter

Biology (Barnhart)

Category: Biology
Biology is the study of all living things. This course will emphasize the fundamental unity in the "diversity of life forms." Throughout the course the major life processes among all living things will be covered. Each student will become involved in class discussion, laboratory investigations, rep…
  • Teacher: Rick Barnhart

Biology (Etter)

Category: Biology
  • Teacher: Jazz Etter

Biology (Phillips)

Category: Biology
Biology is the study of all living things. This course will emphasize the fundamental unity in the "diversity of life forms." Throughout the course the major life processes among all living things will be covered. Each student will become involved in class discussion, laboratory investigations, repo…
  • Teacher: Emily Andresen
  • Teacher: Jazz Etter
  • Teacher: Jenny Phillips

Biology Honors (Nuno)

Category: Biology
  • Teacher: Bridget Nuno

Biology Honors (Phillips)

Category: Biology


  • Teacher: Jenny Phillips

Chemistry (DeGroot D)

Category: Chemistry
This course provides the students with an understanding of the molecular theory of matter and energy. Students will be expected to understand and use the metric system, chemical formulas and chemical equations. Topics first semester would include stoichiometric problems, energy changes, gas laws an…
  • Teacher: Dave DeGroot
  • Teacher: Lila Transue

Chemistry AP (Emery)

Category: Chemistry




AP Chemistry is equivalent to college freshman inorganic chemistry.  It is a year long course that builds on the topics and concepts learned in Honors Chemistry.
  • Teacher: Anita Emery

Chemistry Honors (Emery)

Category: Chemistry

Honors Chemistry is the study of matter and the changes that it undergoes.  We will look at what matter is and how to describe it along with how to chemically and physically change that matter.
  • Teacher: Anita Emery

Chemistry Honors (Wiley)

Category: Chemistry
This course is designed to prepare a student for future courses or careers which require a strong foundation in chemistry. To meet that goal the student should plan to take both semesters of the course. This two semester course will give an adequate preparation for college chemistry. Experimentatio…
  • Teacher: Jay Wiley

AP Physics 1 (Chase)

Category: Physics

Prerequisites: Current enrollment in pre-calculus

Credits: 1 (2 Semesters)

Description: AP Physics 1 is a college level physics course which is based on trigonometry math. The course covers kinematics, dynamics, circular motion, wave mechanics, sound, and electricity.
  • Teacher: John Chase

AP Physics C (Chase)

Category: Physics
Prerequisites: Calculus or current enrollment in calculus courseCredits: 1 (2 Semesters)

Description: Physics is a course that covers the basic understandings of mechanics, waves, energy transfer, electronics and electromagnetism.
  • Teacher: John Chase

Physics (Etter)

Category: Physics
  • Teacher: Jazz Etter

Physics (Parent)

Category: Physics
Prerequisites: 1st year Algebra, C+ or better

Credits: 1 (2 Semesters)Description: Physics is a course that covers the basic understandings of mechanics, waves, energy transfer, electronics and electromagnetism.
  • Teacher: Martha Parent

Physics (Wiley)

Category: Physics
Prerequisites: 1st year Algebra, C+ or better
Credits: 1 (2 Semesters)
Description: Physics is a course that covers the basic understandings of mechanics, waves, energy transfer, electronics and electromagnetism.
  • Teacher: Jay Wiley

Anatomy (Garcia)

Category: Electives

This course is designed for students who are considering a career in the
health sciences as well as students interested in the structure and
function of the human body.
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia

Anatomy (Phillips)

Category: Electives
This course is designed for students who are considering a career in the health sciences as well as students interested in the structure and function of the human body.
  • Teacher: Jenny Phillips

AP Environmental Science (Parent)

Category: Electives
The scientific principles and disciplines learned in previous science courses are an integral part of AP Environmental Science. Students are encouraged to consider and apply scientific principles when completing the activity components of this course. Topics covered will include earth systems, livi…
  • Teacher: Martha Parent
  • Teacher: Lila Transue

AP Environmental Science (Transue)

Category: Electives
The scientific principles and disciplines learned in previous science courses are an integral part of AP Environmental Science. Students are encouraged to consider and apply scientific principles when completing the activity components of this course. Topics covered will include earth systems, livi…
  • Teacher: Lila Transue

Astronomy (Nilsen)

Category: Electives
Prerequisites: Algebra, Geometry, Physics Subject matter will include: history of astronomy; planetary (solar system) astronomy; light, time and space; birth, life and death of stars; and beyond our galaxy, including study of quasars, pulsars and black holes. The instructor will incorporate the use…
  • Teacher: Ron Nilsen

Electronics (Nilsen)

Category: Electives
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 An introduction into the rapidly expanding and important field of electronics. Designed for the high school student who has an interest in electronics, and has completed first year algebra, the course consists of an examination of the basics and an overview of applications o…
  • Teacher: Ron Nilsen

Forensics (Barnhart)

Category: Electives
With an explosion of interest in forensic science and the application of science to law, this course will introduce forensics such as DNA testing, fingerprinting, crime scene investigation, and evidence gathering as used in criminal and civil cases. The course is designed to tie together concepts le…
  • Teacher: Rick Barnhart

Forensics (Nilsen)

Category: Electives
  • Teacher: Ron Nilsen

Marine Biology (Nilsen)

Category: Electives
Prerequisite: Biology, open to juniors and seniors                        The student studies the marine life in the Puget Sound and adjacent waters. The basic phyla of the invertebrates are covered along with many of the vertebrates …
  • Teacher: Ron Nilsen

Marine Biology Species Identification

Category: Electives

This course is for students in Marine Chemistry. Students will use SCUBA and underwater observational techniques to collect data regarding the species found in local marine waters.
  • Teacher: Dave DeGroot
  • Teacher: Ron Nilsen

Junior Marine Chemistry Research (Nilsen)

  • Teacher: Dave DeGroot
  • Teacher: Ron Nilsen

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  • Teacher: Emily Andresen
  • Teacher: Kirsten Byers
  • Teacher: Dave DeGroot
  • Teacher: Ron Nilsen
  • Teacher: Charlie Rousseau
  • Teacher: Lila Transue

AP World History (Brown)

Category: World History
A.P. World History is not simply the isolated histories of various societies at various times, but the interaction of societies around the world which have,over time, linked together through trade, diplomacy, migration, economic expansion, and technology. These patterns of interaction reveal what i…
  • Teacher: Ken Brown

AP World History (Matthew)

Category: World History
  • Teacher: Megan Matthew

AP World History (MeinesK)

Category: World History
This sophomore course surveys the breadth of the human experience from the first human settlements in Africa to the modern period of global interdependence. In addition to presenting the chronological expanse of the human story, this course also looks at the rich cultural traditions and practices th…
  • Teacher: Kevin Meines

World History (Brown)

Category: World History
This sophomore course surveys the breadth of the human experience from the first human settlements in Africa to the modern period of global interdependence.  In addition to presenting the chronological expanse of the human story, this course also looks at the rich cultural traditions and pract…
  • Teacher: Ken Brown

World History (Dempsey)

Category: World History
This sophomore course surveys the breadth of the human experience from the first human settlements in Africa to the modern period of global interdependence. In addition to presenting the chronological expanse of the human story, this course also looks at the rich cultural traditions and practices t…
  • Teacher: Jim Dempsey

World History (Matthew)

Category: World History
This sophomore course surveys the breadth of the human experience from the first human settlements in Africa to the modern period of global interdependence.  In addition to presenting the chronological expanse of the human story, this course also looks at the rich cultural traditions and pract…
  • Teacher: Megan Matthew

World History (MeinesC)

Category: World History
This sophomore course surveys the breadth of the human experience from the first human settlements in Africa to the modern period of global interdependence. In addition to presenting the chronological expanse of the human story, this course also looks at the rich cultural traditions and practices t…
  • Teacher: Caroline Meines

World History (MeinesK)

Category: World History
  • Teacher: Kevin Meines

AP US History (Dempsey)

Category: US History
The AP course in U.S. history is a college level survey of American history from the beginnings of European exploration to the present. Using a college level text book, supportive readings and primary source material, we will chart the chronology of U.S. history, analyzing the significant political…
  • Teacher: Jim Dempsey

AP US History (MeinesC)

Category: US History
Students will chart the chronology of U.S. History, analyzing the significant political, social, diplomatic, economic, and cultural events that have shaped our nation's story. In preparation for the AP exam in the spring, students will not only acquire the knowledge expected to show scholarship, bu…
  • Teacher: Caroline Meines

College Prep US History (Ellis)

Category: US History
  • Teacher: Matt Ellis
  • Teacher: Robert Payne

CRP (ALL)

Category: US History

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US History (Dempsey)

Category: US History
This course covers the story of the United States beginning with Native Americans, continuing through colonization, creation of a nation, expansion, Civil War, economic growth, World Wars, and contemporary issues. Within this chronological framework, students study political, social, and economic c…
  • Teacher: Jim Dempsey

US History (Lamanna)

Category: US History
This course covers the story of the United States beginning with Native Americans, continuing through colonization, creation of a nation, expansion, Civil War, economic growth, World Wars, and contemporary issues. Within this chronological framework, students study political, social, and economic c…
  • Teacher: Thomas Lamanna

US History (MeinesC)

Category: US History
This course covers the story of the United States beginning with Native Americans, continuing through colonization, creation of a nation, expansion, Civil War, economic growth, World Wars, and contemporary issues. Within this chronological framework, students study political, social, and economic ch…
  • Teacher: Caroline Meines

American Government (MeinesK)

This course covers the philosophy underlying our system of government and the roles played by the three branches of government. Each student researches a real-world problem involving a local or state issue, interviews government officials, lobbyists, media, and community leaders, and proposes a sol…
  • Teacher: Kevin Meines

US History / AP US History / American Government (Payne)

Advanced Placement American Government and Politics:  Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics will give students an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States. This course includes both the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. government…
  • Teacher: Robert Payne

AP US Government and Politics

  • Teacher: Ken Brown
  • Teacher: Matt Ellis

College Prep American Government

  • Teacher: Ken Brown
  • Teacher: Matt Ellis

AP Euro History (Gould)

Category: Electives
Many of the concepts which we recognize as religion, science, technology, philosophy and politics originated in Europe. Consequently the importance of the study of European History can not be understated. This is no dry chronology of dusty and faceless people. The magic and the mystery of the Europ…

AP Psychology (Andresen)

Category: Electives

This course is equivalent to a college freshman level psychology course and prepares students for the national advanced placement examination in psychology. 
  • Teacher: Emily Andresen

AP Psychology (Ellis)

Category: Electives
This course is equivalent to a college freshman level psychology course prepares students for the national advanced placement examination in psychology. Students cover the topics studied in the year-long course in greater depth than a college introductory class and participate in an ongoing resear…
  • Teacher: Matt Ellis

Contemporary World Problems (MeinesC)

Category: Electives
  • Teacher: Caroline Meines

Contemporary World Problems (MeinesK)

Category: Electives
In this course, students study the historical, political, cultural, and social background of contemporary world events. Special emphasis will be paid to the study of developing and emerging nations with an eye towards appreciating their rich cultural diversity. Additional emphasis will be placed on…

Economics (Matthew)

Category: Electives
This course emphasizes economic theory and the basic concepts of scarcity, choice, production, advantages, demand, supply, equilibrium and incentives.   Microeconomic concepts include the nature and function of product markets, market failure and the role of government.  Macroeconomics concepts …
  • Teacher: Megan Matthew

Freshman Humanities Honors (Brown)

Category: Electives
Humanities Honors is a one-semester elective for the highly motivated student who plans to pursue honors-level coursework in Social Studies and English. Course content includes a study of world cultures through a humanities framework: literature, art, architecture, music, history, geography, and go…
  • Teacher: Ken Brown

History of American Popular Music

Category: Electives
In addition to a historical overview of American popular music from the 19th Century to the present, students will be expected to think creatively and critically about popular music. Developing / deepening students’ interest and passion for music is a class goal, with the exploration of a variety…
  • Teacher: Caroline Meines

Psychology (Dempsey)

Category: Electives
This course examines traditional and contemporary theories of psychology. A major emphasis is the study of the life cycle from birth through adolescence. A part of this process will be observations at day care centers and grade schools. Abnormal psychology and various approaches to therapy are expl…
  • Teacher: Jim Dempsey

Psychology (Ellis)

Category: Electives
This course examines traditional and contemporary theories of psychology. A major emphasis is the study of the life cycle from birth through adolescence. A part of this process will be observations at day care centers and grade schools. Abnormal psychology and various approaches to therapy are expl…
  • Teacher: Matt Ellis

Psychology (Matthew)

Category: Electives
  • Teacher: Megan Matthew

Community Service

Bellarmine's Christian Service Learning Program encourages students to actively discern how Catholic Social Teaching applies to the local community by giving them tools for social analysis from the Church’s social teaching and from Ignatian spirituality. By learning to hold experiences, prayerful…
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brandy Lindstrom

CS-Online

Community Service has been a powerful learning experience for students at Bellarmine Preparatory School.  Our goal is that this continues for all students.  The requirement is more than just completing hours.  It is participating in the educational and spiritual exploration of servic…
  • Teacher: Brandy Lindstrom

Christology (Bernards)

Category: Freshmen
This course focuses on the person of Jesus found both in Scripture and as taught through Tradition. The Gospels will be of primary focus, where both the stories of Jesus and Catholic theology will be studied. This course will examine how the culture and geography of the Ancient Near East played a r…
  • Teacher: Becky Bernards

Christology (Keller-Scholz)

Category: Freshmen
  • Teacher: Rick Keller-Scholz

Christology (Sauvage)

Category: Freshmen
Students will study the person of Jesus as he is revealed in the New Testament. The course begins with an exploration of some non-Christian historical documents and an overview of the New Testament books themes and audiences.  Then, students study the time period in which Jesus lived and the e…
  • Teacher: Thomas Lamanna
  • Teacher: Debra Sauvage

Christology (with Mrs. Lindstrom)

Category: Freshmen
This course explores the mystery of the hypo-static union - in Jesus, God is fully human and fully divine.  We will learn about the socio-political context of first century Palestine in order to better understand all the major players in the Canonical Gospels.   We will grow to appreciate…

Jesus in Scripture (Barnes)

Category: Freshmen
This course is designed to give students a general knowledge of and appreciation for Christian Sacred Scriptures. It is hoped that through study and experience of the Living Word, students will grow in identification of themselves as deeply loved by God and on a spiritual journey. The course begins…
  • Teacher: Joshua Barnes

Jesus in Scripture (Bernards)

Category: Freshmen
The purpose of this course is to give students a general knowledge and appreciation of the Sacred Scriptures. Through their study of the Bible they will come to encounter the living Word of God, Jesus Christ. In the course they will learn about the Bible, inspiration, and its value to people throug…
  • Teacher: Becky Bernards

Jesus in Scripture (Keller-Scholz)

Category: Freshmen
  • Teacher: Rick Keller-Scholz

Jesus in Scripture (Sauvage)

Category: Freshmen
This course is designed to give students a general knowledge of and appreciation for Christian Sacred Scriptures. It is hoped that through study and experience of the Living Word, students will grow in identification of themselves as deeply loved by God and on a spiritual journey. The course begins…
  • Teacher: Debra Sauvage

Pascal Mystery (Bernards)

Category: Sophomore
  • Teacher: Becky Bernards

Paschal Mystery (Eckert)

Category: Sophomore

This course follows up on your 9th grade courses.

We now focus on the redeeming act of God through the Paschal Mystery.
  • Teacher: Bill Eckert

Paschal Mystery (Scanlin)

Category: Sophomore
In this course we examine the central belief of Catholicism and all of Christianity, the Paschal Mystery. This work will take us into Scripture, with a particular focus on the Passion and the Resurrection Narratives. We will see how that informs the life of the Catholic Church in the Sacraments, pa…
  • Teacher: Allison Scanlin

Prayer & Sacraments (Bernards)

Category: Sophomore
  • Teacher: Becky Bernards

Prayer & Sacraments (Keller-Sholz)

Category: Sophomore
This class will help students understand that they can encounter Christ today in a real way through personal prayer and  the sacraments of the Catholic Church. Students will explore a variety of prayer styles as well as examine each of the sacraments to learn how they may encounter Christ throu…
  • Teacher: Rick Keller-Scholz

Prayer & Sacraments (Scanlin)

Category: Sophomore
  • Teacher: Allison Scanlin

Service and Justice 2020

Category: Sophomore
  • Teacher: Jim Fish
  • Teacher: Rick Keller-Scholz
  • Teacher: Brandy Lindstrom
  • Teacher: Debra Sauvage
  • Teacher: Allison Scanlin

Service Learning and Social Justice

Category: Sophomore
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Allison Scanlin

Contemporary Moral Issues (Eckert)

Category: Junior
This course seeks to challenge and support a student’s struggle to live in the modern world in light of the gospel. After an initial investigation into the nature of human beings, moral principles, and the Christian moral tradition, the course will address specific moral issues in terms of persona…
  • Teacher: Bill Eckert

Life In Christ (Claravall)

Category: Junior
Prerequisite: Must be a junior                                                                  Credit hours: .5/ One Semeste…

Life in Christ (Fish) S2

Category: Junior
Final Exam Prep   Ch. 1 Morality: implies an internal system of beliefs and values guiding our choices The Roman Catholic Church believes morality is objective as God wrote universal moral principles into human nature and God gives us the standard of Jesus to follow   Character: The combi…
  • Teacher: Jim Fish

Life In Christ (Keller-Scholz)

Category: Junior
Through case studies, readings, discussions, journals and projects, students will investigate the moral concepts that govern our lives as companions of Jesus. This class will invite students to recognize that in Christ they can discover who they are truly meant to be in God’s eyes. Life in Christ …
  • Teacher: Rick Keller-Scholz

Morality (Scanlin)

Category: Junior

Students will investigate the moral concepts that govern our lives as companions of Christ.

“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.
This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. " John 15:11-12
  • Teacher: Allison Scanlin

Pilgrim Church (Eckert)

Category: Junior
This course is designed to look at the Catholic Church in its teachings, its practices, and its beliefs. The course will demonstrate the influences of the Church on culture as well as how culture shapes the Church. Specific themes include: Models of the Church, Teachings of the Church, Influence of…
  • Deacon Eckert: Bill Eckert
  • Deacon Eckert: Rick Keller-Scholz

Pilgrim Church (Fish)

Category: Junior
Through case studies, readings, discussions, journals and projects, students will investigate the moral concepts that govern our lives as companions of Jesus. This class will invite students to recognize that in Christ they can discover who they are truly meant to be in God’s eyes. Life in Christ…
  • Teacher: Jim Fish

Pilgrim Church (Keller-Scholz)

Category: Junior
This course is designed to look at the Catholic Church in its teachings, its practices, and its beliefs. The course surveys Catholic thought, events, and people in relation to key areas of the life of the Church in her history. The course will demonstrate the influences of the Church on culture as …
  • Teacher: Rick Keller-Scholz