CLASSICAL EDUCATION IN THE CATHOLIC TRADITION
John Paul II Junior College is a tertiary institution in Benque Viejo, Belize, offering a two-year associates program that engages students in a profound dialogue with the greatest thinkers in the history of Western civilization and promotes an authentic Catholic culture.
Since its founding in 2013, John Paul II Junior College has provided a liberal education in line with the Catholic tradition of higher education. It offers specialties in Business Administration, English, and Theology and Catechetics in addition to the required liberal arts core. The college hopes to expand its academic program, providing more opportunities at an affordable cost for young adults seeking to nurture servant leadership in distinct areas of professional service.
John Paul II Junior College began operating as an evening program at Mount Carmel High School with 28 full-time students. The faculty members included and still include volunteer professors from the United States of America. After two years in the old BRC Printing building, the College moved over to its new campus on Chapel Hill in August 2016.
Many thanks are due to the Charles Hunter S.J. Commission for exploring the needs of the community and Mr. Meliton Auil and Mr. Salvador Habet Sr. for making the college building possible.
Through engaging students in a profound dialogue with the greatest thinkers in the history of Western civilization and by promoting an authentic Catholic culture on campus, John Paul II Junior College forms the person intellectually, spiritually, and morally. This formation produces free, virtuous, and professionally competent persons who can direct themselves to their proper end of attaining true happiness and thus contribute effectively to the authentic good of humanity.
A world transformed through education in an authentic encounter with the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
I came that they may have life, and life to the full. (John 10:10)
John Paul II Junior College is a tertiary institution under the patronage of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT), a religious community serving at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish since 1969. Rooted in the sacred mystery of the Blessed Trinity, SOLT institutions are committed to a wholesome education that leads the individual towards Trinitarian relationships to bear fruit for God’s Kingdom.