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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, July 18th, 2017 at 7:36pm
Beacon Class of 2018 wannabes? 😎 #summersession #beaconrunning
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Beacon Academy added 8 new photos from July 1.Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at 1:55pm
Table Mountain
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Beacon Academy added 2 new photos.Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 6:37am
Morning Safari
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Beacon AcademyMonday, June 26th, 2017 at 6:27am
Monday morning
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Beacon Academy added 9 new photos.Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at 3:59am
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Beacon Academy added 6 new photos.Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at 7:00pm


Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 2:12pm
"In a time when politics are dominated by divisiveness, we need Beacon." A reflection from our good friend @pgammo:
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 6:08am
Spring Celebration 2017 - wow! Thanks to our incredible guests for their generosity & belief in our students, alumni & mission. beaconboston photo
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 10:32pm
Spring Celebration was one for the record books this year with so many friends, including @PamDickinson2 our visionary Board Chair! beaconboston photo
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 4:17pm
Thanks to our good friend @pgammo for honoring us with his presence and kind words at our Spring Celebration: beaconboston photo
Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at 1:55pm
Thanks to Ambassador Kurt Jaeger of Liechtenstein for visiting Beacon yesterday!

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