The School Counseling Department upholds Belen's motto of "Men for Others" by initiating several activities that gives students the opportunity to mentor each other and to develop a perspective that focuses on caring for your peers. These mentoring skills build leadership qualities in the mentors and a sense of unity and security in the mentorees.  Some of these activities are the following: 
  • The 6th and 8th Grade Dynamics: a 6th grade homeroom is paired with an 8th grade homeroom at the beginning of the school year. The students meet and interview each other on school basics and the 8th graders offer the new 6th graders their "best advice" for being successful in Middle School.  
  • The 7th and 8th Grade Ambassadors: students volunteer to welcome the new students to Belen, identify any students who may need additional support and mediate conflicts within their grade.  

  • The 6th Grade Survival Guide: At the end of the school year, the current 6th grade class writes down their best advice for "surviving" 6th grade and it is compiled in a booklet and presented to the next incoming class as a gift to them.  


List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Teresita Gutierrez

    Mrs. Teresita Gutierrez 

    Director of School Counseling School Counselor - Class of 2024
    (786) 621-4146
  • Photo of Mario de Armas

    Mr. Mario de Armas 

    School Counselor - Class of 2030
    (786) 621-4147
  • Photo of Kimberly Homans

    Mrs. Kimberly Homans 

    School Counselor - Class of 2028
    (786) 621-4675
  • Photo of Rosario Landa

    Rosario Landa 

    School Counselor - Class of 2025
  • Photo of Daniel Montesi

    Mr. Daniel Montesi 

    School Counselor - Class of 2026
    (786) 621-4118
  • Photo of Valentina Vernet

    Ms. Valentina Vernet 

    School Counselor - Class of 2027
    (305) 223-8600
  • Photo of Tatiana Zantua

    Mrs. Tatiana Zantua 

    School Counselor - Class of 2029
    (786) 621-4168
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.