The Annual Fund sustains Belen’s commitment to quality education. Belen’s tuition does not cover the entire cost of educating each student. We rely on Annual Fund gifts to help close the gap between our tuition revenues and the higher cost of providing a top education infused with Jesuit excellence. Belen Jesuit is one of the state’s best college preparatory schools and has annually been ranked as one of the nation’s top 50 Catholic high schools by The Cardinal Newman Society and among the the best in the state of Florida by Niche. Annual Fund donors are vital contributors to Belen’s continued success.
The collective support of this campaign gives Belen the flexibility to support various initiatives. Virtually no aspect of our school, from arts, athletics, technology upgrades, faculty development, and others is left untouched by Annual Fund contributions. Gifts help control tuition levels to continue making our school accessible to families of all financial levels. It is important to remember that Annual Fund gifts are tax deductible, whereas tuition increases are not.
We need and value our donors' support in every way. Your gifts help cover operating costs and provide additional resources to Belen, as well as encourage others to donate.
"Belen is only getting started. Already, the wheels have been turning in new and innovative directions that will help fulfill Belen’s plans for a brighter more educationally robust future," said School President Father Guillermo M. García-Tuñón, S.J. '87. "Thank you for your prayers and contributions to Belen’s mission. What Belen has done and what Belen will continue to do has much to do with those who are committed to Jesuit education in Miami."
Explaining the "Gap"
To give, and not to count the cost; to fight, and not to heed the wounds; to toil, and not to seek for rest; to labor, and not to ask for any reward, save that of knowing that we do thy will” ― Ignatius of Loyola
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.