My son attends Belen since 6th grade, he will be in 11th grade next Fall. I could not be happier of the choice we made for our son's education.Yes, the school might not be ideal for every student. It is demanding, both academically and with the involvement in social work, for both students and parents. The end result is a highly competent young man with extraordinary work ethics and manners that are not common in our time. The students bond well beyond graduation day, as this has been a tradition of Belen since 1854. Worth every sacrifice (if you consider a sacrifice getting involved in your child's education).
Belen is not a school for every young man. It is academically rigorous and demands a high level of participation by both students and parents in school and civic activities. If a student is a persistent troublemaker, lackadaisical in his studies, or lacking a reasonable degree of intelligence, it's just a matter of time before he will either leave of his own accord or be asked to leave. And while not every young man that attends Belen is outstanding, by the time of graduation the vast majority of graduates are precisely the type of young men all parents hope their boys will someday become. It's not a perfect school and occasionally a marginal teacher creeps into the mix, but the overall dedication of the teachers and administration is extraordinary, the foundation in academics and life skills that the boys receive is exceptional, and the respect and love the boys gain for one another as they mature is sure to last a lifetime. I believe that our two boys (now young men) greatly benefitted from their experience at Belen. I'm not sure that my wife and I could have done as right by them on our own.
This school is academically challenging, but "Men for Others" it is not. The boys in this school are very cruel to new arrivals. They seem to think they are all priviliged and lack respect for both parents and teachers. The culture in this school is either a sign of the times or a massive failure in "Christian Values" education.
It's not a school only, it's a community where these kids become "Men for Others" and all their accomplishments are to benefit the society that they live in. Expect for your boy to become a man with great knowledge, deep faith and eagerness to succeed in life.
Belen Jesuit teach in the tradition of the Jesuit order emphasizing academics and being "Men for others". They teach the kids on being involved more with society and the culture to make it a better world in our society. . Organizing mission trips to Dominican Republic, helping is causes such as Autism Walk, if only but a few of many example that involves the kids in charitable activities.
My son has been since 6th grade in Belen. I do not have to worry for bad influences, all his friends are focus in their future careers.
This school is overrated. Only good for those that are brains and athletes. Your normal average student will fail here. Faculty plays favoritism with athletes, they can wear long hair, etc.
This school is rated in the Top 50 nationwide. Founded 1854 in Cuba by order of the Queen of Spain and the Society of Jesus. Turns boys into men of Catholic character.
This school is great in every way. They turn boys to men in just a year. It challenges men above their standers to be even more excellent. Great in sports and activity's and even my kids love the school.
The bond that is developed between the student's at Belen is incredible! It is a true botherhood and a healthy one at that. I believe this surpasses even the great academics, especially with the current societal fear.... worrying who your kids may choose for friends.
Belen Jesuit Prep without a doubt provides the best education for any young man who is willing to study for success...this school has provided many students with the tools to succeed in college and beyond...their track record speaks for itself....
My son has attended Belen Jesuit Prep School since 6th grade. The school is considered the best boys school in the Miami area and it is easy to see why. The Alumnae of Belen are leaders in business, politics and medicine and it is easy to spot a 'Belen Boy', they are articulate, caring, motivated and smart. The school instills a strong system of morals and values rooted in the Jesuit ideology. The academics are quite rigerous and will prepare them well for any Ivy league University. My sister's 2 boys graduated from Belen and are attending Harvard and Yale. The boys both credit their success in these two universities to the preparation they recieved at Belen. They often comment on how many of their friends attended private schools throughout the country and can't seem to handle the workload. If your son is smart and motivated there is no better school!
This is a wonderful school. The food's delicious, the faculty and stuff are very kind, and I would recommend going here because everyone who has graduated has been a great sucess.
This is my son's first year there and I must say He has loved the school. The boys must assume responsibility for their actions. I only wish that there were more schools following this train of thought, future generations would definitely profit from it.There is also a Brotherhood among the boys that is marvelous. As of right now we are extremely glad we made Belen as our choice of school for our son to attend.
The school is a well rounded school, with God, Education and Sport in mind. The children are very well mannered with lots of respect. The students that come out of this school are prepared for any University. I have three children and three different school and this one has been the best of all.
A place where both your mind and spirit/soul gets challenged! I graduated in 1988 and still see the effects this school had on me.
All I have to say is that my studies at my university have been much easier thanks to the preparation I got at Belen. I see so many friends of mine who graduated from other high schools, and they all struggled or had a very difficult time adjusting to college life, especially the academic requirements. I thank Belen as an institution for everything it did for me, as I know that I would not be there person I am today without the experiences I had there, as I truly now embody the motto of 'Men for Others!'
In our opinion the best school in town. The boys grow mature and with discipline. Academically is hard. The student have to do their best. If the student is going to be a clown or wasting his time, do not worry, the disciplinarians re going to let you know at once. I recomend Belen to every boy who wants succes in the future.
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