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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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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
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Beacon Back to School at Belmont Hill

  Ann Ryan (Beacon Trustee and Coach), Stalin Polanco ’21, Macdony Charles ’18, Ysael Porro ’20, Marsha Feinberg (Beacon Founder), Carl Dawson ’72 (Beacon Corporation Member and Coach)

Reflections from Peter Gammons

We Need Beacon At Spring Celebration this past Sunday, we were honored with the presence of legendary sports writer, Peter Gammons. His reflection on Beacon is printed in full below. Peter seen here with Beacon Academy’s Board Chair Pam Dickinson. …

Dennishia – Spring Celebration 2017 Speech

Beacon Academy founding class member, Dennishia Bell (’06) is off to an incredibly bright start. She will be graduating this year with two masters degrees and has been selected as the first Beacon graduate to join the Board of Trustees. Dennishia’s grace, …

Pam Dickinson – Spring Celebration 2017 Speech

Brilliance from the Board  We remain deeply inspired by the words of retiring Board Chair, Pam Dickinson, in her keynote speech at Beacon Academy’s Spring Celebration this past Sunday, May 7, 2017. Please read on to hear her words, which famed …

Lighthouse Philanthropy Workshop

On Saturday, February 25th, Beacon Academy is hosting an all-day young professional’s workshop on urban educational challenges and philanthropy. This full day experience will convene 20 energetic and socially minded young professionals for an information and skill-building workshop to deepen their understanding …

Alumni Giving Back – Angel Escalante

Angel Escalante, a 2011 Beacon grad and a sophomore at Plymouth State University, is gearing up for a semester abroad. Angel will be heading to FH Dortmund in Dortmund, Germany in March. Since he has some time before he embarks, Angel …

Facts and Figures

Ever wish you could talk about Beacon like a professional grant writer? Now’s your chance!  Read this excerpt from a recent application from our fabulous Foundations Officer Lisa DiAdamo and sound like a pro: Beacon Academy’s mission is to change the …

Join us in celebrating Sally Baker

Please join us in celebrating and appreciating the wonderful Sally Baker at the home of Ilene Greenberg and Michael Maynard on Sunday, May 31, at 4pm. RSVP to Alyssa Kichula at akichula@beaconacademy.org. Sally Baker took a leap of faith ten …

A Race Against Myself

I saw the fake gun shoot in the air, and I ran like the wind. I looked to my left and saw one girl ahead of me; I looked to the right and saw two girls ahead of me. I …