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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 AcademyTuesday, July 18th, 2017 at 7:36pm
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Beacon Academy added 8 new photos from July 1.Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at 1:55pm
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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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Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 4:17pm
Thanks to our good friend @pgammo for honoring us with his presence and kind words at our Spring Celebration: https://t.co/x8ccub1Xq4 https://t.co/aZG1UUCgQz beaconboston photo
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Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at 1:55pm
Thanks to Ambassador Kurt Jaeger of Liechtenstein for visiting Beacon yesterday! https://t.co/xbRUUhcs3m
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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 …

A Reflection on “A Look Behind the Scenes”

Last month, Beacon volunteers and champions gathered to hear reflections from Boston Public School leaders Sarah White Smith and Teresa Rodriguez for a discussion about the challenges facing BPS and the students they educate.  Polly Frankel, a coach at Beacon, …

Beacon’s Broader Impact

Award-winning producers Dr. Frances Hurley and Katie Toumlin are bringing Beacon Academy to thousands of professors and teachers around the country via Cengage Learning. Their film crew captured Beacon’s teachers’ expertise in action, to help pre-service teachers better understand real-world …

Facts and Figures

Ever wish you could talk about Beacon like a professional grant writer? Now’s your chance!  Read this excerpt from a recent application from our fabulous Foundations Officer Lisa DiAdamo and sound like a pro: Beacon Academy’s mission is to change the …

The Beginning of a New Life

College Essay Jessica Maldonado, Beacon ’11, Commonwealth School ’15, Brandeis University ’19 I vividly remember my mom arguing with the coyotes when we were about to cross the river. It was early in the morning and tall weeds surrounded us. …

Join us in celebrating Sally Baker

Please join us in celebrating and appreciating the wonderful Sally Baker at the home of Ilene Greenberg and Michael Maynard on Sunday, May 31, at 4pm. RSVP to Alyssa Kichula at akichula@beaconacademy.org. Sally Baker took a leap of faith ten …