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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 …

A Legacy of Change

Zenobia Houston, Beacon Academy ’14, Fryeburg Academy ’18, won an essay contest on the life and legacy of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin at a memorial ceremony held at the Hebrew College honoring twenty years since his assassination. Zenobia received her award …

A Reflection on “A Look Behind the Scenes”

Last month, Beacon volunteers and champions gathered to hear reflections from Boston Public School leaders Sarah White Smith and Teresa Rodriguez for a discussion about the challenges facing BPS and the students they educate.  Polly Frankel, a coach at Beacon, …

Beacon’s Broader Impact

Award-winning producers Dr. Frances Hurley and Katie Toumlin are bringing Beacon Academy to thousands of professors and teachers around the country via Cengage Learning. Their film crew captured Beacon’s teachers’ expertise in action, to help pre-service teachers better understand real-world …

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 …