The Beacon School offers an inquiry-based college preparatory program with technology and arts infused throughout the curriculum. Beacon emphasizes a rigorous well-rounded liberal arts education based on the principle of shared exploration and problem-solving. In assessments for graduation, students present performance-based projects to panels of teachers. Beacon offers extensive opportunities to participate in clubs, sports, community service and international travel.
The Freshman Summer Bridge Orientation Program is an opportunity to meet your classmates, some Beacon teachers, and to learn about Beacon's approach to learning. Bridge is optional but highly recommended to help students feel comfortable when school begins.
Summer Bridge will be held at The Beacon School's new building at 522 West 44th Street.
Day One: For students with last names beginning with A-K ---- August 24th from 9AM-3PM*
Day Two: For students with last names beginning with L-Z ----- August 25th from 9AM-3PM*
*Lunch will be provided
Beacon Summer 2015 Assignments are now available online.
English assignments are located in one PDF file HERE. All incoming and current students should view this PDF file.
History assignments are located in one PDF file HERE.
All incoming and current students should view this PDF file.
Foreign Language files are broken into levels:
From the official press release:
Cynthia Wen, a high school student from Brooklyn, NY, has been awarded the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) scholarship, which covers a year of study and cultural immersion in Germany. The CBYX program is operated under funding by the U.S. Department of State and administered in the Northeast United States by AFS-USA, a worldwide nonprofit student exchange organization. Cynthia is one of only 50 students in the Northeast to receive this prestigious scholarship, and will be spending the 2015-2016 academic year living with a German host family and attending a local high school.
Full press release available HERE
June 26, 2015 is the last day for all students.
Current grade level students should report to Beacon at the following time for Report cards and diplomas pickup:
9th grade: 8:30AM
10th grade: 9:30AM
11th grade: 10:30AM
12th grade: 11:30AM
Beaconís Singers & Songwriters will perform their original tunes at the Bitter End on Tuesday, June 16, at 7 pm. The event is hosted by Mr. Jeff Franzel, the internationally acclaimed songwriter and pianist.
Please come out and show your support!
Where: The Bitter End @ 147 Bleecker Street (between Thompson and LaGuardia)
When: Tuesday, June 16, 7pm. $7 admission.
The first Beacon school-wide ping pong tournament will take place in the gym on Monday, June 8, starting at 3 pm. The tournament will feature the three new tables purchased by the PE Department for next yearís ping pong team. All qualifier and first round matches will take place on June 8. See the draw HERE.
Rules for the tournament are as follows:
Come to the 2015 Film Festival and Art Show this Friday, June 5 from 5pm-8pm! Over 100 student films will feature in this year's festival, including 64 Freshman animation films, and 30 films to be shown throughout the school.
Click HERE for the festival line up.
2015 Beacon Film Festival Trailer from Beacon School Film on Vimeo.
September 9, 2015:
September 14, 2015:
Rosh Hashanah-school closed
September 15, 2015:
Rosh Hashanah-school closed
September 24, 2015:
Eid al-Adha-School closed
January 1, 2015:
January 2, 2015:
January 30, 2015:
End of Fall Term
View more events on the Beacon Calendar