Belen Jesuit is a 天主教, 私人, 所有的男孩, college preparatory school for young men grades 6 through 12 that develops leaders in a 精神上的, Christ-centered atmosphere distinguished by academic success, extracurricular achievement and service to others.
Based on the inspiration of St. 伊格内修斯, the founder of the Jesuits over 450 years ago, the goal of a Jesuit education is for each student to realize that he is called to be open to growth, intellectually competent, 爱的, 宗教, committed to doing justice and a Man for Others.
Belen Jesuit students, along with our 7,500 alumni, live by the motto Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the Greater Glory of God. We are aware that it takes a special type of young man to accept the challenge that a Jesuit School education offers. The advanced and college preparatory curricula provide a solid foundation designed to make students think critically and become productive citizens in today's world.
Applicants should be academically prepared, willing to perform dedicated and consistent academic work outside of class every day, and be receptive to the various 宗教 formation programs which are essential to the school's overall identity and mission.
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 精神上的 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. 今天, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.