President's Welcome

S. J. C. Three legendary letters. One extraordinary address.

Welcome to Saint John’s College, a college of demonstrated excellence.

Founded in 1887 by Jesuit priests, S.J.C. is one of the oldest, largest and most diverse educational institutions in Belize, with nearly 2,000 students and over 125 faculty, administrators and staff.

Whether you wish to learn in the finest facilities or gain invaluable experience through new challenges and emerging disciplines, some of Belize’s most gifted and devoted educators are waiting for you.

Three unique campuses and communities – S.J.C. Junior College, S.J.C. High School, and S.J.C. Extension Department – combine to make St. John’s College the premier Belizean Catholic Jesuit institution.

We provide high quality instruction in an applied learning environment, comprehensive student services and development support, financial aid through the Landivar Scholarship Program, and vigorous academic and athletic programs in business and economics, social science, math and natural science, humanities, education, and computer science.

S. J. C. offers a variety of outstanding programs and distinguished concentrations that meet your needs and interests. Disciplines can be pursued at various levels that lead to certificates or diplomas, associate degrees, and through partnering Jesuit universities, undergraduate and graduate degrees. Students can access undergraduate degrees online from Regis University, U.S.A., through the Associate’s to Bachelor’s Program. A number of students also engage in distance learning through the Loyola Institute for Ministry Extension (LIMEX).

Through the Centre for Teaching & Learning Excellence, the Charles T. Hunter Commission for Social Outreach, the Belize Studies Resource Centre, S. J. C. Parent Network, and the Alumni Association, teachers, students and stakeholders are offered opportunities for research, publication, personal growth, and collaborative initiatives.

Anchored in our rich history and tradition are the twin goals of excellence in learning and excellence in engagement. We are guided by one all-embracing, all-encompassing rule: quality matters. Once you come, you know.

Educational institutions do not exist in a vacuum. They are influenced by myriad societal expectations and events that are constantly changing. We have Big Dreams and Bold Plans to dramatically alter the nature of the teaching and learning process.

We trust you will be embraced with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, an abundance of programs and activities, first-class educators, ambitious and talented students, and a campus acclaimed for its excellence, quality, safety, beauty and service.

Thank you for choosing Saint John’s College and do remain connected with us. I invite your inquiries at or or 223-3732; S. J. C. Junior College at or 223-3731; S. J. C. High School at or 223-3733.

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Mission Statement

The primary purpose of St. John's College is to aid personal growth through education. St. John's College is a community of persons, students, administrators, faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees all brothers and sisters before God. Each member of this community should show concern for the others' personal development, encouraging, stimulating, guiding and supporting one another so that each utilizes his talents and realizes his destiny as a free, creative, self-disciplined and responsible human being.


While every member of the community is important, the primary emphasis, as in all schools, is on the development of the students. St. John's College is privileged to share with the parents and guardians the task of helping Belizeans attain a healthy maturity as integrated persons, Christian in their values and their vision of reality. Within the scope of its resources, it hopes to provide learning experiences which will encourage each person to develop, in an integrated way, all his/her faculties and talents - for his/her own self-worth and to be of greater service to his/her family, the Diocese of Belize City and Belmopan, the Christian community at large, Belize and the world. The College fulfills its purpose by means appropriate to a school: personal witness, teaching and research, by the discovery, preservation and communication of knowledge and truth.

St. John's College affirms its commitment to the vision and values of the Roman Catholic Church and of the Society of Jesus, by whose members it was founded. It affirms its dedication to the people of Belize, and strives to encourage a deeper understanding of and respect for their history and culture. And finally, it strives to broaden our vision and concern to include all our brothers and sisters around the world, especially those who are poor and struggling to find that freedom in Christ, which alone can bring peace to the human heart.

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