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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 AcademyTuesday, July 18th, 2017 at 7:36pm
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Beacon Academy added 8 new photos from July 1.Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at 1:55pm
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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 combinedĀ the exciting news of high school placement with photos of Beaconā€™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 CollegeĀ 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. Ā 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 Beaconā€™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! Ā 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 …