History of BHS
Saint Catherine Elementary School was established in 1883 as a private
coeducational school. It has the distinction of being the oldest Catholic
educational institution in Belize.
In 1984, St. Catherine Elementary School moved from the hands of an
advisory board into the hands of a Board of Governors. Through the
generosity of the Belize government, a choice piece of property on
Princess Margaret Drive was granted to the school. In January 1993, to mark
the official break from the Sisters of Mercy, the name of the school was
changed to Belize Elementary School.
In 2009, fifteen years after opening the Belize Elementary School, the Board
of Governors sought to explore and develop the concept of a high school.
In September 2010, 32 students along with their parents, six teachers, Mr.
Alan Genuity of the Ministry of Education, Fr. Brian Christopher and Board of
Governors officially declared Belize High School operational. Belize High
School is the only private educational institution with a college preparatory-
oriented and technology integrated curriculum in the country of Belize.
Promoting student-centric education that balances social, emotional and physical well-being, utilizing an American-based curriculum entwined with the Belizean culture through a collaborative partnership of families and the community.
Combined focus of student achievement and parent engagement in the development of self-disciplined global citizens who are committed to independent thinking and service to others.