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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, January 30th, 2018 at 11:41am
Ticket prices are increasing on Feb 1! Buy your tickets to Motown Night now!
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Beacon AcademyTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at 5:02pm
Buy tickets now for Motown Night on February 15!
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Beacon AcademyThursday, December 21st, 2017 at 5:55pm
Happy holidays from all of us here at Beacon!
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Beacon AcademyTuesday, December 19th, 2017 at 2:34pm
The Class of 2018 loved picking out books today at the @brooklinebooksmith!
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Beacon Academy added 31 new photos.Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 12:00pm
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Beacon AcademyThursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 9:26am
Happy Thanksgiving from the Class of 2018!

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Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 at 11:13am
Have you been reading The Hate U Give by @angiecthomas?Join us for Beacon's Community Read on Feb 8. https://t.co/SS5PhmVxjy
Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 at 8:42am
Ticket prices are increasing on Feb 1! Buy your tickets to Motown Night now! https://t.co/4j8zaOb1nT
Monday, December 18th, 2017 at 8:04am
An amazing day of book wrapping and gifting at the Annual Holiday Luncheon this past Wednesday at Beacon! https://t.co/5DpbdbtRX9 beaconboston photo
Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 at 7:50am
Visiting Beacon students at Belmont Hill is always a wonderful experience! https://t.co/IwRiHU5qRO beaconboston photo
Monday, November 20th, 2017 at 8:33am
We had a great time at the Lilla G. Frederick High School fair today signing up prospective students with Beacon graduates Iashai and Angelica! https://t.co/70fdYASwYi beaconboston photo

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 …

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 …