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Beacon Academy, an extra year of school between 8th and 9th grades, prepares smart, hard-working and kind urban students for success in independent high schools. It is the first school of its kind in the country.
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Beacon AcademyTuesday, January 30th, 2018 at 11:41am
Ticket prices are increasing on Feb 1! Buy your tickets to Motown Night now!
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Beacon AcademyTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at 5:02pm
Buy tickets now for Motown Night on February 15!
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Beacon AcademyThursday, December 21st, 2017 at 5:55pm
Happy holidays from all of us here at Beacon!
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Beacon AcademyTuesday, December 19th, 2017 at 2:34pm
The Class of 2018 loved picking out books today at the @brooklinebooksmith!
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Beacon Academy added 31 new photos.Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 12:00pm
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Beacon AcademyThursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 9:26am
Happy Thanksgiving from the Class of 2018!


Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 at 11:13am
Have you been reading The Hate U Give by @angiecthomas?Join us for Beacon's Community Read on Feb 8.
Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 at 8:42am
Ticket prices are increasing on Feb 1! Buy your tickets to Motown Night now!
Monday, December 18th, 2017 at 8:04am
An amazing day of book wrapping and gifting at the Annual Holiday Luncheon this past Wednesday at Beacon! beaconboston photo
Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 at 7:50am
Visiting Beacon students at Belmont Hill is always a wonderful experience! beaconboston photo
Monday, November 20th, 2017 at 8:33am
We had a great time at the Lilla G. Frederick High School fair today signing up prospective students with Beacon graduates Iashai and Angelica! beaconboston photo

Beacon Academy Class of 2013 College Acceptances and Placements

We are so proud of the Class of 2013 for this tremendous list of colleges to which they have earned acceptances through their hard work and persistence. We salute our alumni for their tenacity and drive through the process of not only applying to college, but also navigating the onerous financial aid requirements. Three alumni are still negotiating for the most affordable financial aid packages. We look forward to celebrating their decisions in our graduation program. The schools listed in bold have been accepted by the Beacon Academy Class of 2013.

Congratulations for decisions made by Anthony Anderson, Karen Barahona, Carolyn Castillo, Chantal Clerveaux, Marki Gaffey, Wendy Gomez, Alexis Ifill, Eptisam Kassim, Torian Kidd, Trishala Manandhar, Valerie Monterrey, Leslie Orellana, Nicholas Osarenren, Abel Tesema, Kingsley Umemba, Raymani Walker, Cheyanne Williams, Sominishia Wright.

Albion College
Allegheny College
Bard College
Barnard College (2)
Bentley University
Boston College
Boston University
Clark University
Colby College
College of the Holy Cross
Connecticut College
Curry College
Drexel College
Drew University
Emerson College
Fort Valley State University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Goucher College
Hampton University
Hartford University
Hartwick College
Hobart & William Smith
Howard University
Lasell College
Loyola University of Maryland
Morehouse College
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Ida College
Newbury College
Notre Dame of Maryland University
New College of London
New York University
Northeastern University – Foundation Year
Ohio Wesleyan University
Pace University
Quinnipiac University
Regis College
Sacred Heart University
St. Anselm’s College
St. John’s University
St. Lawrence University
St. Michael’s College
Simmons College
Skidmore College
Smith College
Spelman College
Stockton University
Stonehill College
Suffolk University
Temple University
The College of Wooster
Wheaton College
UMass Amherst
UMass Boston
UMass Boston Honors College
Ursinus College
Wellesley College
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Whitman College
Whittier College
Deerfield Academy – PG Year