Admission Process

Belen Jesuit is a school deeply rooted in Ignatian tradition and pedagogy. These traits are what set us apart from other schools and what makes Belen Jesuit an extraordinary college preparatory school.
 
Admission to Belen Jesuit is selective and limited to grades 6 and 9.  All applicants must complete an online application for admissions, take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) for early decision, or submit SSAT or ISEE scores for regular decision.  Families who are interested in learning more about our school and the admissions process are invited to attend our Open House. Private and group tours are also available by appointment.

ADMISSIONS POLICY

Belen Jesuit admits students without regard to race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin. As a Catholic college preparatory­­­ school in the Jesuit tradition, Belen Jesuit actively seeks a student body that represents a broad and diverse variety of abilities, talents, backgrounds, and interests.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

Admission is based upon the following criteria:
  • ISEE scores (Early Decision)
  • ISEE or SSAT scores (Regular Decision)
  • Current school record and previous year’s report card.
  • Latest standardized test scores
  • Interview
Applications will not be reviewed until all required documentation has been received.

How to Apply

EARLY DECISION (GRADE 6 ONLY)
Prospective families who know that Belen Jesuit Preparatory School is the school of choice for their son’s education are highly encouraged to apply for Early Admission. 

Belen Jesuit Preparatory School will be administering the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) on-site on December 4, 2021, for Grade 6 Early Decision. Only prospective students taking the ISEE at Belen Jesuit will be considered for early decision admission. 
 
  • The admissions application process for the 2022-2023 school year will open on August 16, 2021. A non-refundable application fee of $75.00 will be assessed at the time of the application.
  • Once you have completed the application, the Admission Office will send you the test event code to register for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). The cost of the test is $140 and is independent of the application fee. Note: The deadline to register for the ISEE is November 12, 2021. It can take up to 72-hours to process an application. Please allow enough time to receive the event code and be able to register by the deadline.
  • All required documentation must be submitted to Belen Jesuit by November 27, 2021. 
  • Notifications will be posted in the My Belen portal on January 7, 2022. 
Since Early Decision at Belen Jesuit is binding, if a candidate is admitted and enrolled, families agree to withdraw applications at all other learning institutions. In addition, families will be required to sign an enrollment contract and submit a $2,500.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit prior to January 28, 2022, which will be credited towards tuition and fees.
 
Approximately 85% of students are selected from the Early Admission applicant pool.



REGULAR DECISION (GRADE 6 ONLY)
Prospective families who are considering Belen Jesuit Preparatory School as one of the choices for their son’s education are eligible to apply through the Regular Admission process.
 
  • The admissions application process for the 2022-2023 school year will open on August 16, 2021. Please be sure to apply and submit all required documentation including ISEE or SSAT scores by January 14, 2022. A non-refundable application fee of $75.00 will be assessed at the time of the application.
  • Click here to register to take the ISEE or click here to register to take the SSAT. The ISEE school code is 571532. The SSAT school code is 1603. 
  • Notifications will be posted in the My Belen portal on February 25, 2022. 
Families of admitted students will be required to sign an enrollment contract and submit a $2,500.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit prior to March 4, 2022, which will be credited towards tuition and fees.


 
THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS FOR THE PROSPECTIVE NINTH GRADER
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School will administer on-site the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) on December 11, 2021. Only prospective students taking the ISEE at Belen Jesuit will be considered for admission.
 
  • The admissions application process for the 2022-2023 school year will open on August 16, 2021. A non-refundable application fee of $75.00 will be assessed at the time of the application.
  • Once you have completed the application, the Admission Office will send you the test event code to register for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). The cost of the test is $140 and is independent of the application fee. Note: The deadline to register for the ISEE is November 19, 2021. It can take up to 72-hours to process an application. Please allow enough time to receive the event code and be able to register by the deadline.
  • All required documentation must be submitted to Belen Jesuit by December 4, 2021.
  • Notifications will be posted in the My Belen portal on January 21, 2022
Families of admitted ninth-grade students will be required to sign an enrollment contract and submit a $2,500.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit prior to January 31, 2022, which will be credited towards tuition and fees.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT APPLICATION

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. Click here for more information on SEVIS. International students should contact the Admissions office in order to receive an international students application.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic dates are subject to change. For up-to-date information regularly visit our Admissions webpage at www.belenjesuit.org/admissions.

ISEE Information

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CONTACT US

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    Dr. Thomas de Quesada 94

    Executive Director of Enrollment and Community Outreach
    (786) 621-4638
  • Photo of Yvonne von der Osten

    Mrs. Yvonne von der Osten 

    Assistant Director of Enrollment
    (786) 621-4177
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    Ms. Teresita Elias 

    Registrar
    (786) 621-4072
BELEN JESUIT PREPARATORY SCHOOL
500 SW 127th Avenue, Miami, FL 33184
phone: 305.223.8600 | fax: 305.227.2565 | email: webmaster@belenjesuit.org
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain.  The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline.  In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty.  The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow.  Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.