Parents and prospective students in grades 6-9 are invited to attend Open House on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, 500 SW 127th Ave in Miami.
Public School Students are asked to arrive at 10 a.m. Parochial & Private School Students are asked to arrive at 2 p.m.
“Our high academic standards, competitive athletic program, dynamic spiritual ministry, and strong Catholic identity work together to create a community of learning unlike any other in South Florida,” said School President Jesuit Father Guillermo M. García-Tuñón. “This is what sets us apart and what fuels our desire to transform boys into men.”
In all, more than 35 electives, honors courses, and more than twenty Advanced Placement (AP) courses including AP Capstone are offered. Belen Jesuit is one of only 362 schools in the country participating in the AP Capstone Program. The school also has a robotics program and courses in art, music, and theatre. Our classes vary from Latin American History to Anatomy and Physiology to Mandarin to Philosophy. Our athletics program is comprised of 49 teams in 15 sports.
“Belen Jesuit strives to educate our young men in the Jesuit tradition. Since 1854 we have instilled in our students three core values summarized in the Latin phrases –Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, Cura Personalis and Magis,” said School Principal Jose E. Roca. “Our students, teachers, counselors, staff, coaches, and administrators place these core values into daily action.”
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.
For information about admissions, please contact 786.621.4032 or visit our website, www.belenjesuit.org. Questions will be answered in real time during the Open House via the Belen Jesuit Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages; use hashtag #BelenOpenHouse.
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.