Belen Jesuit Preparatory School will celebrate and honor our Hispanic Heritage with its annual “Fiesta de la Hispanidad” which will be held on Thursday, October 12, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
“This activity celebrates our Hispanic culture and reminds us of our origins in Cuba, where the school was founded in 1854”, said Principal, Mr. Jose E. Roca. “It also provides a perfect scenario for different cultures and generations to converge as we all enjoy typical dishes, music and traditions of our Hispanic countries.”
Belen Jesuit is located at 500 SW 127th Ave in Miami. The celebration will take place in the gymnasium.
“The celebration of this event is part of the history of our school. Since its foundation in Cuba, Belen has always been proud to promote the contributions of Hispanics to the community,” said Modern Languages Department Chairperson, Mrs. Susan Lopez. “At Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, we encourage our students to deepen their appreciation for those men and women from Spanish speaking countries who have made valuable contributions to society in many areas such as science, business, education, and literature among others.”
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.