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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 Academy added 3 new photos.Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 7:43pm
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Beacon Academy added a new photo.Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 7:19pm
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Beacon Academy added 6 new photos.Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 7:13pm
NCAAA- Roxbury, MA
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Beacon Academy added a photo and a video.Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 4:21pm
Lunch at St. Botolph Club
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Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at 12:31pm
Beacon alum Macdony Charles won a Poetry Fest award for his performance at the @BelmontHill
Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 10:30am
Proud to be among such great Boston-area organizations who are putting #KidsFirst. Look for our #InaugurationDay ad in the Globe today! beaconboston photo
Sunday, January 15th, 2017 at 2:55pm
@akjohnson1922 @Jan_Ransom @keithbedford Powerful and beautiful piece. Thank you for providing our alums this platform.
Sunday, January 15th, 2017 at 2:49pm
Beacon alums and other civic-minded youth reflect on Obama's legacy and being black in America. @BostonGlobe

Current Students Receive Scholastic Writing Awards

Karim Monroe, Kamaru Oseni, and Kashetu Oseni were all just awarded Scholastic Writing Awards! Karim won a Silver Key for his memoir, and Kam and Kash won honorable mentions for their short fiction and poetry respectively. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards …

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 …

Mid-Year Reflections

Fresh from break, our current Beacon class has gotten back to work. Not only do they have a rigorous few months of schoolwork ahead – deadlines for high school applications are here.  While the road ahead is tough, they are …

Beacon Academy Alumni Awarded College Scholarships

On Thursday, February 25, Rachel Kalombo (Beacon Academy ’12, Newton Country Day School ’16) and Shaina Omoroghomwan (Beacon Academy ’12, Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay ’16) were awarded Light of Dawnn Scholarships for college.  At the event, they were interviewed by …

Essays from the Class of 2016

Each winter, as Beacon students send off their applications to schools, we are overwhelmed by the maturity and depth of their application essays, which both confront and celebrate the various challenges and experiences they have faced before and since coming …

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 …