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 25 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.
Students receive individualized feedback, one-to-one tutoring, and develop trust with their teachers.
Our 350+ alumni have earned over $74 million in financial aid from high schools and colleges over the past 18 years.
99% of the students in Beacon’s first 14 classes have graduated from high school.
Of our 93 graduates of college-age, 90% are currently enrolled.
Almost all of our Beacons stay connected to Beacon and to each other through participation at alumni events or direct contact with Beacon faculty and staff and peers.
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
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.
Independent School – 99%
Boarding – 57%
Day – 43%
Enrolled in college – 86%
Taking a break but planning to return to college – 14%