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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 AcademyFriday, August 11th, 2017 at 5:57pm
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
Face fears. Figure it out. #Beacon2018
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Beacon Academy added 2 new photos.Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 2:39pm
Class of 2018 at Middlesex School

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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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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 …

Class of 2017: High School Placements!

We’ve combined the exciting news of high school placement with photos of Beacon’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 …

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 …