John Paul II Junior College

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John Paul II Junior College opened in 2013 with the mission of transforming the nation of Belize by liberally educating her youth. It offers an Associate's degree in Liberal Arts with optional concentrations in English or Business. Alongside the College, in the same vibrant, Catholic community of Benque Viejo, Belize, is Mount Carmel High School. Volunteers opened the high school in 1991 and continue to make it possible, though the teachers are mostly Belizean now. The school serves close to 500 students per year. Over 300 volunteers have served at the high school over the years and for many, those were the best years of their lives. The Catholic Mission needs a few more adventurous volunteers to dedicate a year of their lives to the exciting project of teaching at the still-young Junior College. They will receive food, housing, and a stipend. They live in community with the volunteer teachers from the high school and have daily contact with the priests and nuns of the parish.

JPIIJC especially needs teachers of Philosophy, Trivium, Humanities, and Latin for the coming school year. Applicants should: · Have at least a bachelor?s degree in liberal arts, theology, philosophy, history, or English. · Be willing to work in missionary conditions, i.e. eat local foods, live in simple housing without A/C, endure mosquitoes and cockroaches, etc. · Have a zeal for service and a desire to help young people form a deep synthesis of faith and reason. · Be willing to live an exemplary life in and out of the classroom. · Have a flexible personality and ability to adapt to circumstances. To learn more please see

If you feel the call to join our team in this exciting new endeavor, you can apply at If you have any questions, email us at

Chapel Hill Area
Benque Viejo del Carmen, N/A
Mission Statement: 

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.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

While students and faculty need not be Catholic, they must attend some Catholic services and live by the standard of Catholic morality. Faculty also must take and Oath of Fidelity to the Catholic Church, promising to teach nothing contrary to the Catholic Faith.

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