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 and take an entrance examination. 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.
 
We ask that you file your application with consideration for the time required to test and interview your son, as well as to receive his records and recommendation forms. The Admission Committee strongly recommends that you apply early to ensure sufficient time to complete the student’s file.

ADMISSIONS PROCESS FOR SIXTH GRADE

The only opportunity to apply for admission in the sixth grade is by the November 11, 2022 deadline. The application process begins on August 22, 2022.  Prospective families are encouraged to attend the Open House. Two sessions will be offered. Registration is required and will open soon.

Decision notifications will be posted in the My Belen portal on January 13, 2023. Families of accepted students must sign an enrollment contract and submit a $2,500.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit before January 27, 2023, which will be credited towards tuition and fees.

List of 4 items.

  • Step 1: Submit Your Application by November 11


    Submit your admissions application by Friday, November 11, 2022. A non-refundable application fee of $75.00 will be assessed at the time of the application.
  • Step 2: Register for the ISEE at Belen by November 18

     
    Once you have completed the application, the Admission Office will send you the event code to register for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE), administered on-site on December 3, 2022. 

    The cost of the test is independent of the application fee and is paid directly to the Educational Records Bureau (ERB). The deadline to register for the ISEE is November 18, 2022. 

    It can take up to 72 hours to process an application. Therefore, please allow enough time to receive the event code and be able to register by the November 18, 2022 deadline.

    Only prospective students taking the ISEE at Belen Jesuit will be considered for admission. 
  • Step 3: Submit Supporting Documents by November 25


    Applicants are required to submit the following supporting documents to complete the My Belen portal. Once your application is processed you will be able to upload these documents.

    • Student’s Birth Certificate
    • 4th Grade Final Report Card
    • 5th Grade Report Card (Most Recent)
    • Latest Standardized Test Scores

    All required documentation must be submitted to Belen Jesuit by November 25, 2022.
  • Step 4: Interview


    A member of the Admissions Interview Committee will contact you to interview you and your son as part of the admissions process.  

ADMISSIONS PROCESS FOR NINTH GRADE

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 February 3, 2023, which will be credited towards tuition and fees.

Decision notifications will be posted in the My Belen portal on January 20, 2023. 

List of 4 items.

  • Step 1: Submit Your Application by November 18


    Submit your admissions application by Friday, November 18, 2022. A non-refundable application fee of $75.00 will be assessed at the time of the application.
  • Step 2: Register for the ISEE at Belen by November 20

     
    Once you have completed the application, the Admission Office will send you the event code to register for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE), administered on-site on December 10 2022.

    The cost of the test is independent of the application fee and is paid directly to the Educational Records Bureau (ERB). The deadline to register for the ISEE is November 25, 2022. 

    It can take up to 72 hours to process an application. Therefore, please allow enough time to receive the event code and be able to register by the November 25, 2022 deadline.

    Only prospective students taking the ISEE at Belen Jesuit will be considered for admission. 
  • Step 3: Submit Supporting Documents by December 2


    Applicants are required to submit the following supporting documents to complete the My Belen portal. Once your application is processed you will be able to upload these documents.

    • Student’s Birth Certificate
    • 7th Grade Final Report Card
    • 8th Grade Report Card (Most Recent)
    • Latest Standardized Test Scores
    • English Teacher Recommendation (Online Form)
    • Math Teacher Recommendation (Online Form)

    All required documentation must be submitted to Belen Jesuit by December 2, 2022.
  • Step 4: Interview


    A member of the Admissions Interview Committee will contact you to interview you and your son as part of the admissions process.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT APPLICATION

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. For more information on SEVIS click here. International students should contact the Admissions Office in order to receive an international student application.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

Admission is based upon the following criteria:
  • Entrance Exam Scores
  • Current School Record
  • Previous Year’s Report Card
  • Latest Standardized Test Scores
  • Interview
Applications will not be reviewed until all required documentation has been uploaded to your son's file.

CONTACT US

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Thomas de Quesada

    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
  • Photo of Teresita Elias

    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.