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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 Academy added 8 new photos from July 1.Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at 1:55pm
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Beacon Academy added 2 new photos.Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 6:37am
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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
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Beacon Academy added 10 photos and a video.Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at 9:26am

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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: https://t.co/9QNPHlWMer
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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. https://t.co/XI0hPT7fQO beaconboston photo
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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! https://t.co/eqJAxq16Sm beaconboston photo
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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: https://t.co/x8ccub1Xq4 https://t.co/aZG1UUCgQz beaconboston photo
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Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at 1:55pm
Thanks to Ambassador Kurt Jaeger of Liechtenstein for visiting Beacon yesterday! https://t.co/xbRUUhcs3m
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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 …