Clubs & Activities

The various clubs at Belen Jesuit foster the intellectual and moral growth of the student, further allowing them to meet the profile of a Jesuit Graduate at Graduation.  Furthermore, all clubs have a mission statement aligned with our school's mission and promote the Jesuit ideal of Men for Others.

Grade Level Events

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  • 6th Grade Lockin & Parent Social

    The annual sixth grade Lock-In is an exciting and memorable tradition for the youngest members of our school community. The evening will consist of several activities to promote unity within the sixth-grade class.

    The Sixth Grade Parent Social will coincide with the Lock-In. This event will provide an excellent opportunity for parents to get to know other parents in their son’s class. 
  • 7th Grade Grandparents Day

    Grandparents Day is a beautiful opportunity for our 7th-grade students to spend quality time with their grandparents and strengthen this special relationship.
  • 8th Grade Family Day

    Eighth grade Family Day is a unique tradition at our school that invites our families to gather as a class and grow as a community. 

    (Additional events: Semi-Formal, Gradventure, and Pin Mass)
  • 9th Grade Father & Son

    Ninth grade Father & Son Day will provide a memorable opportunity for the freshman class to spend the day with their father or a male sponsor (i.e., uncle, godfather). The program will consist of a wide range of athletic and non-athletic contests.
  • 10th Grade Mother & Son

    Mother and Son Day is a beautiful tradition at Belen, where the sophomore class comes together to celebrate with their mothers. 
  • 11th Grade College Day

    College Day brings together the parents, students, the College Counseling Office, and our faculty and staff to motivate and guide our young men on their journey to discern the best possible school for them. The event will consist of a series of admission case studies and informational breakout sessions led by our College Counseling staff and admissions representatives from several universities.

    (Additional event: Jr. Prom)
  • 12th Grade Events

    Senior year includes several events throughout the academic year, including Ring Mass, Gradbash, Senior Parent Faculty Banquet, Lechon Lunch, Prom, Baccalaureate Mass, Alumni Pin Mass, and  Graduation. 

Contact Us

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  • Photo of Jose Andion

    Mr. Jose Andion 00

    Dean of Student Life
    (786) 621-4668
  • Photo of Graciela Garcia-Chang

    Mrs. Graciela Garcia-Chang 

    Community Events Director
    (786) 621-4144

Student Council

The Belen Jesuit Student Council involves extraordinary leadership, dedication, and commitment to campus life. The council's main priorities involve planning and funding major school events, providing hospitality for school functions, donating financial and physical resources to various school-wide projects, and providing leadership examples for the entire school community. The moderator is Mr. José Andión '00.

Academic Teams

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  • Chess Club

    All Belen students are invited to join, both in the Middle School and in the High School. Both absolute beginners and experienced players are welcome, whether they are interested in recreational play or competitive training. Any student who wants to compete in chess tournaments must become a member of the United States Chess Federation. The moderator of the Chess Wolverines is Dr. Lawrence Goodall.
  • Computer Science Club

    The Computer Science Club is a group dedicated to exploring the future professional opportunities in the field of Computer Science.  Open to students of all grades, students engage with computer programming tutorials, and may enter into local competitions depending on their interests. Club moderator is Mrs. Maria Sanchez-Gallardo.
  • Junior & Seniors Thespians

  • Mock Trial Club

    Moderator:
    Mr. Alexander Peña '06
    apena@belenjesuit.org

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  • Model United Nations

    The Model United Nations program is a simulation of the United Nations. Students are assigned to be a delegate from a country. They then research that country and investigate international current issues. At MUN conferences, delegates representing nation-states from all over the world then deliberate, debate, and develop peaceful solutions to world conflicts. Participants in MUN benefit by advancing in the areas of public speaking, diplomacy and global awareness. The moderator for the club is Ms. Ann Kenna
  • National Speech and Debate Association

    The Belen Speech and Debate Team provides its students with a team oriented setting and an opportunity to improve their research, argumentation, and public speaking skills while competing against students from all over the country. Over the past 10 years the Belen Forensics Team has established itself as one of the top teams in the state of Florida and is well respected on the national stage.
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  • Robotics & VEX IQ Robotics Team

    Moderator:
    Mr. Peter Perez
    pperez@belenjesuit.org


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  • St. Bernard Fencing Club

    The Belen St. Bernard Fencing Club offers fencing instruction to all of its members. Fencing is a long-standing tradition at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School. Fr. Pedro Cartaya, S.J. ’54 remembers that when he was a student at Belen, the school had a fencing club. St. Ignatius of Loyola himself, was a master fencer in his youth.
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Honor Societies

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  • French National Honor Society

    The Belen Jesuit chapter of La Société Honoraire de Français recognizes outstanding scholarship and committed study of the French language and culture. For more information, please email malonso@belenjesuit.org.
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  • International Thespian Honor Society:

    The Belen Jesuit chapter of the International Thespian Society, a division of EdTA, recognizes students for outstanding work in theater. Thespian membership is awarded to all students who qualify according to the Society’s point system. One point represents approximately ten hours of excellent work. For more information, please email: iulloa@belenjesuit.org
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  • Math National Honor Society (Mu Alpha Theta)

    Mu Alpha Theta, Belen Jesuit’s Mathematics Honor Society, recognizes the school’s highest achieving students in the area of Mathematics and fosters an enjoyment of problem-solving through the society’s peer-assisted learning program. For more information, please email idorta@belenjesuit.org.
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  • National Art Honor Society

    The Belen Jesuit chapter of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) recognizes artistic talent and achievement. For more information, please email ifont@belenjesuit.org.
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  • National Chinese Honor Society

    The National Chinese Honor Society (NCHS) was established in 1983 to recognize those accomplished high school students who study Chinese as a world language. The NCHS is a scholastic organization that promotes and recognizes students who demonstrate citizenship, leadership and community service. Its purpose is to encourage its members to become life-long learners, to gain a better understanding of the Chinese language and culture and to play an active role as a contributing global citizen in the twenty-first century. For more information, please email gchuang@belenjesuit.org.
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  • National English Honor Society

    The National English Honor Society (NEHS) at Belen Jesuit is a chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, which offers recognition to students who have excelled in the area of English with the aim of fostering a love and appreciation of literature, language, and writing. For more information, please email cmaza@belenjesuit.org.
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  • National Honor Society

    Membership to the National Honor Society is extended to students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades, who excel in the areas of academics, leadership, service, and character. For more information, please email dtoledo@belenjesuit.org.
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  • National Junior Honor Society

    The Belen Jesuit chapter of the Junior National Honor Society recognizes students in the 8th and 9th grade who excel in the areas of academics, leadership, service and character and have a desire to promote these four pillars among their peers. For more information, please email lrodriguez@belenjesuit.org.

    *Note: This criteria will be used to select new inductees for the 2022-2023 school year. 

    To qualify for membership the student must meet the following criteria:
    • Be in 8th or 9th grade
    • Cumulative unweighted GPA of a 4.0
    • Be enrolled in a minimum of 1 Honors course the previous school year
    • No grade lower than a 1 in conduct and effort on the final report card from the prior year
    • Satisfactory completion of the required Christian Service hours from the prior school year
    • Demonstrated notable accomplishments in the area of leadership and displays exemplary character
    • Approval from faculty council for the National Junior Honor Society

    To remain a member, a student must:
    • Maintain a minimum unweighted cumulative GPA of a 4.0
    • Maintain a grade of 1 in both conduct and effort on the final report card for the academic year
    • Complete required grade level Christian Service hours plus an additional 10 hours of service which involves participation in NJHS sponsored projects or events
    • Be enrolled in a minimum of 1 Honors course
    • Must attend at least 3 NJHS meetings per semester
    • Maintain a disciplinary record befitting a member in an honor society, demonstrating character and leadership. 
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  • National Senior Beta Club

    The Belen Jesuit Chapter of The National Senior Beta Club (NSBC) honors the high academic achievement of students who have demonstrated an interest in academic growth, a capacity for leadership, and a commitment to service. These students model the qualities of the grad at grad: open to growth, intellectually competent, loving, religious, and committed to social justice. For more information, please email ozarraluqui@belenjesuit.org.
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  • Quill and Scroll Honor Society

    The Belen Jesuit Quill and Scroll Honor Society encourages, supports, and recognizes individual student initiative and achievement in scholastic journalism. For more information, please email mdalonso@belenjesuit.org.
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  • Science National Honor Society

    The Belen Jesuit Science National Honor Society (SNHS) honors the school’s highest achieving students in the area of Science with the aim of engendering a sense of curiosity and innovation in a generation of young thinkers who will be Catholic leaders in the future of industry, research and scientific exploration. For more information, please email phernandez@belenjesuit.org.
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  • Social Studies National Honor Society (Rho Kappa)

    The Belen chapter of the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society recognizes juniors and seniors that excel in the field of Social Studies. Members demonstrate a passion for history, government and civics, strive to be exemplary citizens, and display a keen interest in the area of civic duty. For more information, please email majordan@belenjesuit.org.
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  • Spanish National Honor Society

    La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, which is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, was established in 1953 in order to recognize the high academic achievement of Spanish students and to promote a continued interest in Hispanic studies. Members of “La Sociedad” are expected to promote and preserve an interest and appreciation of Hispanic studies and culture, while being exemplary models of the school’s Code of Integrity and of what a man for others should truly be. For more information, please email aanton@belenjesuit.org.
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  • Tri-M National Music Honor Society

    The Belen Jesuit chapter of the Tri-M National Music Honor Society recognizes musical talent and achievement and encourages members to foster an awareness and appreciation for music in their communities. The mission of Tri M is to “inspire music participation, create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, and promote leadership in the music students of secondary schools.” For more information, please email murbay@belenjesuit.org.
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Enrichment Clubs

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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.