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From Academy Year to Career

Beacon Academy offers a 10-year program that prepares highly motivated students from communities with limited resources to succeed in competitive high schools, colleges, and careers.

Closing the opportunity gap.

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Beacon Academy 10-Year Program

Beacon Academy offers a 10-year program that prepares students from historically underrepresented and/or economically constrained backgrounds to succeed in competitive high schools, colleges, and careers. Students come to Beacon for a full school year after 8th grade, mastering their academic skills and gaining the confidence to thrive in independent school. We accept between 18 and 24 students each year who receive the tools and resources to apply to private high schools and the potential to receive full scholarships. Beacon continues to support our alumni for 10+ years following the Academy Year as they enter higher education and begin their careers.

6 to 1 student to teacher ratio

Student to Teacher Ratio in the Academy

Students receive individualized feedback, one-to-one tutoring, and develop trust with their teachers.

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$74 Million
in Financial Aid

Our 370+ alumni have earned over $74 million in financial aid from high schools and colleges over the past 18 years.

Graduation Rate

97% of alumni in our 10-year program have graduated from high school.

*This includes all Beacon Academy graduates from classes 2013-2019

College Matriculation Rate

Of our 74 graduates of college-age, 98% are currently enrolled.

*This includes all Beacon Academy graduates from classes 2016-2019

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Our alumni enrolled in high school and college receive monthly outreach from our volunteers.

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The Beacon Academy Difference

Our students come from all over Boston and the surrounding areas to learn in our spacious building in Roslindale. Here, they receive intensive academic resources to succeed like discussion based classes and access to the latest technology, and they are surrounded by nurturing adults who support them in a variety of ways. These adults include an academic advisor, SSAT tutors, individual mentors, and one-to-one guidance to help them navigate the secondary school application and placement process.

Students are also involved in activities outside of school called co-curriculars. These include activities such as

  • Sports such as rowing and soccer
  • Trips to cultural attractions like the MFA and the theater
  • Weekend field trips to popular northeast destinations like Martha’s Vineyard and Stowe, Vermont.

With these experiences and the support from our faculty and staff, our students are fully prepared to apply and be accepted into prep schools in the New England area.

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High School Placement

Commonwealth School
Darien High School
The Governor's Academy
Choate Rosemary Hall
Chelsea High School
Hebron Academy
Dana Hall School
Brimmer and May School
Holderness School
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By the Numbers

Class of 2023 Secondary School Enrollment

Independent School – 99%
Boarding – 57%
Day – 43%

Class of 2019 Post Secondary Education

Enrolled in college – 86%
Taking a break but planning to return to college – 14%

College Matriculation

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