Social Studies Honor Society

The Belen Chapter of the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honors Society ("Rho Kappa") is an honors society dedicated to the those in the high school student body who are interested and excel in the area of social studies. The club is moderated by Dr. Francisco Tudela.
This includes world/US history, government, and civics. Rho Kappa conducts civic projects every semester, hosts guest speakers, and occasionally partakes in competitions. 


"He who wants victory, let him prepare diligently" -Ancient Roman proverb


  • To foster a better understanding of the principles of public service and political consciousness
  • To promote the value of civic responsibilities
  • To encourage an appreciation for history
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.