Students and faculty at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School will return to the school on Tuesday, August 23, at 8 a.m. As a Catholic, Jesuit school, the mission of Belen Jesuit Preparatory is to guide and support our students in their process of becoming men.
“We believe that the education of our students centers on the formation of the whole person - his academic, spiritual, physical and social components,” said Jose E. Roca, principal. “Through Cura Personalis (attending to the needs of each individual), we strive to build a desire in our students to reach for the Magis (the more, the better) for the greater glory of God.”
Along with the general education departments like Science, English, and Math, Belen also offers various humanities, physical education, theology, and modern language classes. With 35 honors courses and 29 AP courses, our one-to-one iPad program has helped our graduates maintain a 100% college acceptance rate. The music, art, and theatre courses help enhance and extend what the students learn in the classroom.
Voted the Miami Herald 8A-6A Major Sports Program of the Year, students at all grade levels will have an opportunity to be part of one of the many successful sports teams here at Belen. From lacrosse, to crew, to baseball and football, each student can try out for any of our 15 different sports. Our athletic department has had major success in the past: 2 State Championships for our Soccer and Water Polo team, 3 Regional Championships in Baseball, Cross Country, and Soccer, and 9 total District Championships in Baseball, Cross Country, Football, Gold, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track & Field, Volleyball, and Water Polo.
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.