Admission

Message from the Head of School

Welcome and thank you for your interest in Beacon Academy, the only school of its kind in the country.  We are a school that offers motivated Boston area boys and girls the unique opportunity of completing a powerful and transformative year full of academic rigor and cultural enrichment before entering high school. If you are currently in eighth grade and earn mostly A’s and B’s, if you love school and are ready to work harder than you ever have, we invite you and your family to join our growing community.

At Beacon Academy, we believe that students learn best when they are challenged and truly engaged. Admission is earned by demonstrated academic achievement, motivation, and good citizenship. During the admission process, we will spend a great deal of time with each student and family, ensuring that there is a deep sense of commitment to and an excitement about becoming a member of our dynamic community. If this appeals to you, we hope you will strongly consider joining us.

Each student applying to Beacon Academy must be nominated. That means that an adult who knows you well will testify that you are a great candidate for our school based on academic performance and character.  In addition to being nominated, our admission process includes the following components:

  • Online Application
  • Student and Family Interviews
  • SSAT and Beacon Academy Subject Tests
  • Financial Aid Application
  • Visiting Day

Please let us know how we can help you during the admission process and we look forward to meeting you.

Mervan F. Osborne
Head of School