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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 AcademyThursday, September 14th, 2017 at 1:40pm
Meet the Class of 2018!
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Beacon AcademyFriday, August 11th, 2017 at 5:57pm
Join us for our 12th Annual Symposium on Race and Class in Education on Friday, October 20th!
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Beacon AcademyFriday, August 11th, 2017 at 2:42pm
The Martha's Vineyard Times covers Beacon Academy alumni this August!
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Beacon AcademyMonday, August 7th, 2017 at 7:39pm
The Class of 2018 has returned from the Vineyard! #favoriteshot #morephotostocome
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Beacon Academy updated their cover photo.Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 6:57pm
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Beacon Academy added 3 new photos.Monday, July 31st, 2017 at 5:31pm
Face fears. Figure it out. #Beacon2018

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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 …

Current Students Receive Scholastic Writing Awards

Karim Monroe, Kamaru Oseni, and Kashetu Oseni were all just awarded Scholastic Writing Awards! Karim won a Silver Key for his memoir, and Kam and Kash won honorable mentions for their short fiction and poetry respectively. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards …

Mid-Year Reflections

Fresh from break, our current Beacon class has gotten back to work. Not only do they have a rigorous few months of schoolwork ahead – deadlines for high school applications are here.  While the road ahead is tough, they are …

The Beginning of a New Life

College Essay Jessica Maldonado, Beacon ’11, Commonwealth School ’15, Brandeis University ’19 I vividly remember my mom arguing with the coyotes when we were about to cross the river. It was early in the morning and tall weeds surrounded us. …

Beacon Stays Busy During Spring “Break”

Most kids spend their spring break relaxing and watching television, but not Beacon students!  Here are some highlights of what kept them busy for the past two weeks. Classes at MIT Abandoning the idea of a break, Beacon students spent …

She Who Holds the Broom

“A girl is born with a broom in her hands,” my mom loves to say to me every day. At a young age, I wondered how mothers could bear to have not only a girl in their stomach but also …

I Believe in Trust

Although many people say it is unwise to trust everyone you meet, I believe everyone has good inside of them. There have been many times in my life when I have been asked to trust a stranger. One of my …

What’s This Party Missing?

Chidubem Umeh Writing Mr. Nett 3 November 2013 On a recent Saturday, at 7p.m., I was working on my SSAT homework when my mom asked me if I wanted to attend a party. I faced a dilemma: I was over …