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 which is aligned with our school's mission, and promotes the Jesuit ideal of Men for Others.

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. Matthew Jordan.

Contact Us

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    Mr. Matthew Jordan 08

    Dean of Student Activities
    (786) 621-4037
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    Mrs. Graciela Garcia-Chang 

    Community Events Director
    (786) 621-4144

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

    Mr. Alexander Peña '06

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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

    Mr. Peter Perez

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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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  • Chinese National Honor Society

    The National Chinese Honor Society (NCHS) was established in 1993 to recognize those accomplished high school students who study Chinese as a world language. The National Chinese Honor Society is a scholastic organization that promotes and recognizes students who demonstrate citizenship, leadership, and community service. The purpose of the National Chinese Honor Society is to encourage its members to become life-long learners to gain a better understanding of the Chinese language and culture, as well as to play an active role as a contributing global citizen in the twenty-first century. 
  • French National Honor Society

  • Junior National Honor Society

    The Junior National Honor Society is an organization that recognizes excellence in academics, personal demeanor, school leadership, and community service. The moderator of the National Junior Honor Society is Ms. Raquel Garcia.
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  • Mu Alpha Theta

    Mu Alpha Theta is Belen Jesuit’s Mathematics Honor Society. It is a club for individuals who excel in mathematics, enjoy problem-solving, and believe in helping others through peer tutoring. The Honor Society is open to tenth through twelfth graders who are currently enrolled in an honors or AP Math course and have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA. Membership is both an honor and a commitment. 
  • National Art Honor Society

    The Belen chapter of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) provides a venue for recognition of the artistic talents at Belen. The moderator for the club is Mr. Ignaco Font.
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  • National English Honor Society

    The National English Honor Society (NEHS), founded and sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, is the only national organization exclusively for high school students and faculty who, in the field of English, merit special note for past and current accomplishments. The club moderator is Mr. Carlos Maza.
  • National Honor Society

    The National Honor Society is a national organization open to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who excel in the areas of academics, leadership, service, and character. The moderator for the club is Mrs. Dolores Toledo.
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  • National Science Honor Society

    The Belen Science National Honor Society is the school's society for the best and most active students in the areas of science. The moderator for the club is Dr. Pedro Hernandez.
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  • National Senior Beta Club

    The National Senior Beta Club is an organization that promotes the ideals of academic achievement and character and strives to develop leadership skills as well as encourages serving others. The moderator is Mrs. Marisol Sosa.
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  • Quill and Scroll Honor Society

    We encourage, support and reognize individual student initiative and achievement in scholastic journalism through our various publications and broadcasts.  The moderator of the honor society is Ms. Maria D. Alonso.
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  • Social Studies Honor Society

    The Belen Chapter of the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honors Society ("Rho Kappa") is an honors society dedicated to the those in the high school student body who are interested and excel in the area of social studies. The club is moderated by Dr. Francisco Tudela.
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  • Spanish Honor Society

    La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, and was established in 1953 for Spanish students for the purpose of recognizing high achievement in Spanish by students of secondary schools and to promote continued interest in Hispanic studies. Members of "La Sociedad" must promote and preserve an interest in Hispanic studies and culture, and must be model examples of the honor code and of what a man for others should truly be. The moderator for the club is Ms. Annette Anton
  • Tri-M Music Honor Society

    Belen Jesuit is proud to announce its continuous involvement in the Tri-M Music Honor Society since 2012.  The National 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." The Belen Chapter of Tri-M has worked over the last few years to create awareness during March with our "Music in Schools" awareness program by highlighting the different Belen Bands each Wednesday during March, Music Clubs, Faculty participation (Central Patio Karaoke), and Student Appreciation (music before and after school in the Central Patio). Additionally, the Belen Jazz Band goes each year to a nursing home in South Dade to entertain during the Christmas Season.
    We are proud to say that  95% of students enrolled in the band program qualify for admission to Tri-M by meeting the 3.5  scholarship requirement for admission. All High School students participating in the band program, involved in a music club (Esto Vir, Note.ables, Thespians in a musical) who meet the chapter's requirements for admission are invited to become members of Tri M.  Each member must renew his commitment yearly, and remain in good standing by maintaining the academic requirement and mandatory music-related service hours (5) in addition to the schools yearly service hour requirement for each grade level.    Students in this club pledge to foster an awareness and love of music in their communities.
    Tri-M is under the sponsorship and supervision of The National Association fro Music Education NAfMe.

Enrichment Clubs

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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.