College Counseling

Belen Jesuit is committed to supporting its students through the college search and admissions process. To that end, students have access to four full-time college counselors who directly assist students, and their parents, in the college selection process. Our counselors work one-on-one with students throughout the college search and admissions process to help them make college choices that fulfill their academic, spiritual, personal, and financial needs.

Freshmen are assigned a College Counselor at the beginning of their high school journey. This individual will remain with them for the duration of their high school career, allowing for College Counselors to build relationships with their students. As freshmen and sophomores, College Counselors will meet with students primarily in group settings and individually upon request.

College Counselors begin working more intensely with students in their junior year in order to prepare their SAT/ACT testing timeline and build a preliminary list of colleges.

Senior year, College Counselors work closely with students to finalize their list of schools, assist them in completing applications, editing essays, informing them of scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and more.

Workshops and information sessions are held in the evenings for parents and students. Families are strongly encouraged to attend these programs beginning freshman year.

In addition, over 200 college admission representatives attend our annual College Fair and over 150 representatives provide on-campus Information Sessions to interested juniors and seniors. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are also invited to participate in two College Tours that take place each year.

Mission Statement

Recognizing that each individual has unique needs, our mission is to provide complete support to all families and students throughout their high school career and beyond.  From initiating the college search to discerning the path that best aligns with their academic, spiritual, social, and financial needs, we guide students so that they may live out their purpose for the greater glory of God.

Additional Information

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  • School Profile

    View the School Profile for Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, prepared by the College Counseling department every year, to learn more about:
    • college acceptances and matriculations for recent alumni
    • enrollment data and graduation requirements
    • features of curriculum and grading system
    • standardized testing and AP testing results
    Click here to view a PDF of the School Profile. 
  • Quick Facts

    Click on the link to view the quick facts for the class of 2021, 2022 and 2023.
  • College Counseling by Grade Level

    Click here to view.
  • College Representative Campus Visits

    Belen Jesuit Prep welcomes college representatives to campus in the Fall during our High School Flex Block (on B Days from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.). There are two possible session times - 9:35 a.m. and 10:20 a.m.
    A visit time can be requested through our SCOIR Calendar.
    Contact Mrs. Cristina Negron at with questions or request another visit time (if it can be accommodated).

Vision Statement

To be a department of the highest value to our families, sending graduates out into the world who are confident in their futures, abilities, and identities as Catholic-Jesuit men.


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  • Photo of Cristina Busto

    Ms. Cristina Busto 

    Director of College Counseling
    (786) 621-4614
  • Photo of Barbara Cantens

    Barbara Cantens 

    Assistant Director of College Counseling
    (786) 621-4654
  • Photo of Hassan Casanova

    Mr. Hassan Casanova 

    Assistant Director of College Counseling
    (786) 621-4628
  • Photo of Christina Delgado

    Mrs. Christina Delgado 

    Administrative Assistant
    (786) 621-4171
  • Photo of Isabel Negron

    Mrs. Isabel Negron 

    Administrative Assistant
    (786) 621-4676
  • Photo of Janice Xiques

    Mrs. Janice Xiques 

    Assistant Director of College Counseling
    (786) 621-4185

School Profile

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.