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.
Beacon Academy takes a unique approach to preparatory school education. Students invest 14 months before the 9th grade in our academically rigorous Academy Year in preparation for private school. Through thought-provoking classes, enriching extracurricular activities, and high school application prep, 100% of our students are accepted into excellent private high schools that fit each of their academic and personal needs.
Our 10-year model ensures that Beacons remain engaged with our staff members and broader community who offer support throughout high school, college, early career, and beyond. Beacon prepares students to become leaders and change-makers. We believe in engaging students’ intellectual curiosity, affirming their racial and cultural identity, building their confidence, and amplifying their voice.
Students receive individualized feedback, one-to-one tutoring, and develop trust with their teachers.
Our 300+ alumni have earned over $70 million in financial aid from high schools and colleges over the past 17 years.
99% of the students in Beacon’s first 13 classes have graduated from high school.
Of our 81 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 – 100%
Boarding – 65%
Day – 35%
Enrolled in college – 88%
Taking a break but planning to return to college – 12%