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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.

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Closing the opportunity gap.

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We Are Beacon

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.

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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$70 Million
in Financial Aid

Our 300+ alumni have earned over $70 million in financial aid from high schools and colleges over the past 17 years.

Graduation Rate

99% of the students in Beacon’s first 13 classes have graduated from high school.

College Matriculation

Of our 81 graduates of college-age, 90% are currently enrolled.

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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.

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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

Archbishop Williams High School
Beaver Country Day School
Bedford High School
Belmont High School
Belmont Hill School
Berkshire School
Berwick Academy
Boston College High School
Boston Trinity Academy
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By the Numbers

Class of 2021 Secondary School Enrollment

Independent School – 100%
Boarding – 65%
Day – 35%

Class of 2017 Post Secondary Education

Enrolled in college – 88%
Taking a break but planning to return to college – 12%

College Matriculation

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