At the center of Belen Jesuit is the student. His intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical welfare is our number one concern. Our students are surrounded by many opportunities to address their needs , talents, and interests. We strive to provide the best possible education and formation to foster an environment for our students to become true “men for others.”
Intellectually, students at Belen are provided with a challenging college prep curriculum. During our eight-period day, students study science, English, mathematics, humanities, physical education, theology, modern languages, computer science, and social studies. Each of these departments offers our students various electives, honors, and Advanced Placement courses to accommodate all interests and talents. Our students also have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of co-curricular activities, ranging from the Wildlife Warriors to the Model UN, which enhance and extend what they learn in the classroom.
Emotionally, students are nurtured throughout their life at Belen accompanied by a guidance counselor who helps oversee his development. Counselors at Belen keep a close eye on the progress of the student making sure that the work and environment at the school is conducive to the individual’s welfare.
Spiritually, students are assigned a spiritual counselor who accompanies them throughout their years at Belen, challenging and encouraging their spiritual progress. Life at Belen is also filled with ample opportunities for participation in liturgies, retreats, encounters, and days of reflection. Prayer is a daily staple of Belen life; the day begins with prayer and teaches are encouraged to begin each class with a prayer as well.
Physically, students at all grade levels have a wide variety of sports and activities to choose from. Everything from lacrosse, to crew, to football and baseball is offered so that each student can exercise his body while growing in companionship with the young men who will become his lifelong friends.