Frequently Asked Questions

List of 18 frequently asked questions.

  • When should my son register for the ISEE?

    Prospective students must register for the ISEE by the following dates:

    • Prospective 6th graders applying for Early Decision must register to take the ISEE onsite at Belen Jesuit by November 12, 2021. Once you have completed the Belen admissions application, the Admission Office will send you the test event code to register for the ISEE.

    • Prospective 9th graders must register to take the ISEE onsite at Belen Jesuit by November 19, 2021. Once you have completed the Belen admissions application, the Admission Office will send you the test event code to register for the ISEE.

    • Regular Decision 6th graders can take the ISEE or SSAT. 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. Scores must be submitted to the Admission Office by January 14, 2022. 
  • What is the difference between Early Decision and Regular Decision?

    Early Decision is an option suitable for prospective families who know that Belen Jesuit is the school of choice for their son’s education and are fully committed to enrolling their son upon admission. The prospective student must apply online and sit for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) at Belen Jesuit in November. Approximately 85% of students are selected from the Early Admission applicant pool and are notified the second week in January.

    Regular Decision is intended for those prospective families who are considering Belen Jesuit as an option for their son’s education. Prospective students must also apply online but do not sit for the Belen Jesuit entrance exam, instead, they submit SSAT scores. Regular Admission notifications are sent out the first week in March.
  • What grades can apply for Early Decision?

    Only prospective sixth grade students can apply for Early Decision.
  • Should my son apply for Early Decision?

    If you are a prospective family whose top choice for your son’s education is Belen Jesuit, then Early Decision is for you.
  • Is there any advantage in applying for Early Decision?

    Yes. Approximately 85% of the class will be selected during the Early Decision process. Families will also be notified early in January as opposed to early March when Regular Decision notifications are sent out.
  • Is Early Decision binding?

    Early Decision is binding, meaning that if your son is accepted and enrolled, you agree to withdraw applications to all other schools.
  • Will I have to sign an enrollment contract if my son is admitted?

    Yes. You will be required to sign an enrollment contract and submit a $2,500.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit which will be credited towards tuition and fees.
  • When is my son's application due?

    Please check all deadlines and requirements on the Admission Process webpage
  • What report cards are required as part of the admissions process?

    Parents must submit the current school record and the previous year’s report card.
  • My son's report card is not currently available, what do I do?

    Submit the most current report card as soon as it is received.
  • What standardized test scores are required as part of the admissions process?

    Parents must submit the latest standardized test scores administered by the school, such as ITBS, FSA, EOC, PSAT, Terra Nova, SSAT, etc.
  • What is the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) and what does it cover?

    The ISEE is an exam created and administered by the Educational Records Bureau (ERB). It tests students' individual academic achievements and reasoning skills as a basis for admission to private schools in the US and internationally. Currently, the ISEE is accepted by more than 1,200 institutions around the world. 

    The ISEE is composed of five sections:
    • Verbal Reasoning
    • Quantitative Reasoning
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Mathematics Achievement
    • Essay
    Click here for more information. 
  • Who is eligible to take the ISEE at Belen Jesuit?

    Belen Jesuit is a closed test site for Belen Jesuit applicants only. Prospective 6th graders applying for Early Decision and 9th graders are eligible to take the ISEE at Belen Jesuit.
  • Is preference given to sons of alumni?

    All things being equal, consideration is given to children of alumni.
  • Is preference given to applicants with a sibling currently enrolled in Belen Jesuit?

    Yes, provided that the applicant performs well on the entrance examination and meets the academic and deportment requirements of the Admissions Committee.
  • Will our family be interviewed?

    In certain instances, the prospective student and/or family may be called for an interview.
  • My son is not Catholic; does this have an adverse effect on his application?

    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.
  • Who can apply for financial assistance?

    Financial assistance is available to all students who qualify and is based strictly on need regardless of race, color, creed, disability or national origin. Belen Jesuit does not award academic or athletic scholarships.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, dates are subject to change. For up-to-date information, regularly visit our Admissions webpage at

Contact Admissions

Should you have any questions please contact the admissions office at or 786.621.4177.
500 SW 127th Avenue, Miami, FL 33184
phone: 305.223.8600 | fax: 305.227.2565 | email:
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.