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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 AcademyMonday, October 16th, 2017 at 12:27pm
Our very own Rebecca Forrester, Beacon's College Advisor, makes a visit to Buxton to see our graduates thriving in the beautiful town of Williamstown.
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Beacon AcademyThursday, October 12th, 2017 at 7:13pm
We're 8 days away from our 12th Annual Symposium on Race and Class in Education. Register today to confirm your attendance!
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Beacon Academy added 16 new photos — with Matt Melaugh.Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 at 9:10pm
Swap-It this year was a total success! Students defining their style. Thanks to our coaches, tutors, volunteers, faculty, and staff who made this shopping experience happen.
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Beacon AcademyFriday, October 6th, 2017 at 4:37pm
Eli Ward (Beacon '07) at St. Mark's School assisting students with interview strategies and extracting evidence. Eli is a Medicare Fraud Investigator with the Office of the Attorney General.
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Beacon AcademySunday, October 1st, 2017 at 6:11pm
Congrats to Yeabsira, Class of 2018, for winning her race at the East Boston Savings Bank 5K!
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Beacon Academy added 4 new photos.Friday, September 29th, 2017 at 12:52pm
The graduates of the Class of 2017 continue to bring their signature energy, enthusiasm, and boldness to their new independent schools. A few of many highlights....more to come!

Please join our Beacon Community for the 12th Annual Symposium on Race and Class in Education on October 20. It's a chance to connect with select graduates who are able to attend as well.

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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 …

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 …