Mission Statement

Following the Ignatian tradition of excellence, the mission of Belen Jesuit as a Catholic, Jesuit, college preparatory school is to guide and support our students in their process of becoming men who are proficient in both English and Spanish, open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving, and committed to doing justice, so they can work as leaders for the defense of the faith and the promotion of justice in a multicultural society.

We Believe the Following:

In the context of the Catholic faith and the Ignatian tradition, we believe the following:
  • Every human being is uniquely created in the image and likeness of God and should be treated with respect and dignity.
  • Belen is committed to the service of the Catholic faith and the promotion of justice.
  • Faith is developed and justice is promoted through the examples set by everyone in the school community.
  • Developing in the students a heightened awareness of their relationship to others fosters citizenship.
  • Character formation takes place through the development of consistent self-discipline, learning the consequences of personal actions, and taking full responsibility for them.
  • Students become well-rounded individuals through their participation in curricular and extra-curricular activities.
  • A diverse program of extra-curricular activities promotes students’ personal growth and development.
  • The needs of students are the primary focus in all decisions that impact the school.
  • The pedagogy of St. Ignatius of Loyola and his Spiritual Exercises are the basis for the planning and execution of all pedagogical material, as well as for faculty training.
  • A student-centered curriculum creates an environment where students are taught to learn and continue doing so beyond high school graduation.
  • Bilingual and bicultural settings and curricula better prepare our students to live and work in a multicultural society.
  • A physical setting that responds to the students and families for safety positively influences student learning and development.

Core Values

  • Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam: to work as a community for the greater glory of God
  • Magis: to strive to do more in sharing the Gospel values, learning, and serving
  • Cura Personalis: to care for the entire person
BELEN JESUIT PREPARATORY SCHOOL
500 SW 127th Avenue, Miami, FL 33184
phone: 305.223.8600 | fax: 305.227.2565 | email: webmaster@belenjesuit.org
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.