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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

Class of 2017: High School Placements!

We’ve combined the exciting news of high school placement with photos of Beacon’s co-curricular program. Our activities outside the classroom prepare our students for success in independent schools by increasing their cultural fluency and ease in social situations. These photographs depict some of these activities and the spring courses offered to the Class of 2017.

Adrian Aguasvivas – The Buxton School









Marianne Alagos – Brimmer and May 









Carlos Alvarado –Milton Academy









Teejay Cardoso –Buckingham Browne & Nichols









Exavion Clerveau – Dublin School









Anaya Depina – Newton Country Day School









Danny Depina – The Winchendon School









Angelica Estrella – Walnut Hill School for the Arts









Stephanie Gutierrez – Buckingham Browne & Nichols









Michael Hastings – Placement Pending









Jerry Lamothe – Concord Academy









Adelis Liriano – Miss Hall’s School









Jusmaylin Melo – The Buxton School 









Anthony Mora – Milton Academy









Makai Murray – St. George’s School









Meleah Neely – Concord Academy









Quinton Nsamba –  Brimmer and May









Julie Oliveira – Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay









Kamaru Oseni – St. Paul’s School









Kashetu Oseni – St. Paul’s School









T’Nysha Peete – Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay  









Stalin Polanco – Belmont Hill School









Elon Stefan – St. Mark’s School









Wesley Ward- Placement Pending









Davida Wright – Kents Hill School