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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 AcademyMonday, November 20th, 2017 at 4:03pm
Know a prospective student for Beacon? Join us for our Open House on 12/1 and sign up here!
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Beacon AcademySunday, November 12th, 2017 at 1:09pm
Alumni Homecoming @ Bella Luna
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Beacon AcademyTuesday, November 7th, 2017 at 9:39pm
Join us for our Open House on Friday, December 1st! Prospective students, nominating organizations, and individual nominators are highly encouraged to attend at Temple Israel. Learn more about what it takes to get into Beacon.

To sign up for the Open House, please RSVP here:
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Beacon AcademyThursday, October 26th, 2017 at 9:47pm
Here's what participants in Beacon's 12th Annual Symposium on Race and Class in Education had to say about the event. We thank all for their candor, thoughtfulness, and bold approach to tackling these subjects.
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Beacon Academy added 60 new photos — at Beacon Academy.Monday, October 23rd, 2017 at 1:53pm
Educators and champions of equity joined together on October 20th, 2017 at Temple Israel for a full day of dialogue around race and class.

An informative panel discussion, community forum, and a number of workshops were hosted by Beacon Academy.

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Beacon AcademyMonday, October 16th, 2017 at 12:27pm
Our very own Rebecca Forrester, Beacon's College Advisor, makes a visit to Buxton to see our graduates thriving in the beautiful town of Williamstown.


Monday, November 20th, 2017 at 1:33pm
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
Monday, October 23rd, 2017 at 11:56am
Over 38 independent schools and 90 total organizations attended the Symposium on Friday. Photos: beaconboston photo
Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 9:54pm
We hope you can join us for the Symposium! See you all tomorrow morning ☺️ 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