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.

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Senior Arrival Time for Graduation
Written by Sean Leon on Saturday, June 25, 2016 22:12:01 EST:

Beacon Class of 2016, the big day is just under 36 hours away! Please arrive at The Town Hall (123 W 43rd St) by 8:30 a.m. on Monday.

Written by Sean Leon on Thursday, June 23, 2016 20:23:45 EST:

Seniors, graduation rehearsal is tomorrow 6/24/16 at The Town Hall! Click below for directions


Please arrive at the venue by 9:30. After rehearsal, you should return to Beacon to collect your cap/gown, tickets, and yearbook! You must have book clearance to do so, so make sure to print out the "check off" list which was emailed to you. If you have outstanding books, you must return them tomorrow or pay to have them replaced.

Report Card & Diploma Pick-Up Schedule
Written by The Beacon School on Monday, June 20, 2016 14:41:48 EST:

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 is the last day for all students.

Current grade level students should report to the CAFETERIA at the following times for Report card and Diploma pick-up. Your advisor will be distributing these materials.

9th grade: 8:30AM
10th grade: 9:30AM
11th grade: 10:30AM
12th grade: 11:30AM

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Is The Last Day For All Students
Written by Harry Streep on Monday, June 20, 2016 12:27:59 EST:

Current grade level students should report to Beacon at the following time for Report card and diploma pickup:

9th grade: 8:30AM
10th grade: 9:30AM
11th grade: 10:30AM
12th grade: 11:30AM

Peru Awaits - Feb 2017
Written by on Friday, June 17, 2016 12:11:34 EST:

Join Beacon on a once in a lifetime trip to Peru in February!! From Lima to Machu Picchu, you’ll be immersed in the land and culture of Peru. Connect with local communities in the Sacred Valley and learn how they preserve history, art and their heritage. There, you’ll focus on the archaeological remains of the Inca Empire and their lasting cultural influences. While taking in the breathtaking sights from atop the mighty Andes, you’ll also spend two days working in a local community on projects that support economic sustainability, local agriculture and access to education.

25 Beacon students along with Ms. Heller, Ms. Loomba, Mr. Traglio, and Mr. Lewis will be travelling together along with a local tour guide. All travel expenses, lodging, food, and insurance are included in the price. Please email Ms. Heller at with any questions!

**Partial Scholarship Available - ask Ms. Heller about it!

A Few Spots Left for Essay Workshop!
Written by Deb Heller on Friday, June 17, 2016 12:09:57 EST:

Common App Essay Seminar at Beacon School

Highlights: How to Choose Best Prompt; Essay Writing Structure & Tips; Essay Writing; Personal In-Class and Follow-up Review Session

Details: Wednesday, 6/22, from 10am-12pm

Must bring brainstorming notes (NOT full essay) for each of the 5 topics to Workshop

Tuition: $50

Enroll at:

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Class Of 2016 Yearbook Distribution
Written by Ms. Diran on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 15:23:00 EST:

Dear Class of 2016,

THE YEARBOOKS HAVE FINALLY ARRIVED!! However, in order to receive your yearbook, you must have returned all of your class textbooks, paid all of your library dues and paid all of your senior dues. Please do this by this Friday, June 17.

Yearbooks will be given out after graduation rehearsal on June 24 along with your cap and gown.

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June 28, 2016:
Last Day of School - Report Card Pick-up

September 29, 2016:
Financial Aid Night- All Grades

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