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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: http://bit.ly/2yepyPH
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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.

Images: ARS MAGNA STUDIO
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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.

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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! https://t.co/70fdYASwYi beaconboston photo
Monday, October 23rd, 2017 at 11:56am
Over 38 independent schools and 90 total organizations attended the Symposium on Friday. Photos: https://t.co/rBn0NfV3XV https://t.co/2tNckIMJ8j beaconboston photo
Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 9:54pm
We hope you can join us for the Symposium! See you all tomorrow morning ☺️ https://t.co/4UfeNCHcQv 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 …

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 …