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 only school of its kind in the country.
Please help Beacon Academy's Class of 2015 raise money for their trip to DC with the Close Up Foundation this May! Graduates have long stressed how important this four-day trip is to their Beacon experience. Participating in a mock congress in D.C., visiting an advocacy organization, and touring our nation's most revered monuments provide a transformative experience that simply cannot be accomplished through traditional classroom instruction.