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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Beacon presents a Senior Trip to The Prinegrove Ranch
Written by Sean Leon on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 13:55:48 EST:

March 6, 2015 to March 8, 2015

We will be leaving from Beacon at 11:30 Friday, March 6th. Students should arrive at 9:30am and gather in the cafeteria. We will return to Beacon at approximately 5:30 on Sunday, March 8th.


  • Students must pay any remaining balance for senior trip THIS WEEK!
  • All bags will be searched prior to boarding buses.
  • Closely review the code of conduct (will be distributed this week)

    Included in the trip:

  • Roundtrip transportation via deluxe motorcoaches.
  • 2 night's Accomodations at Pinegrove Resort Ranch, 30 Cherrytown Rd, Kerhonkson, NY (
  • 6 meals - 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 2 Dinners.
  • ONE FREE Horseback riding on the premises. (Helmets included), FREE snowtubing & Ice Skating on premises, weather permitting.
  • Snack Bar with unlimited FREE Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, hot dogs, french fries, Ice cream cones and beverages during select hours.
  • Contests & games such as spades card tournament, Pinball, Trivia, bingo and more.
  • Kareoke both nights.
  • D.J. Dance Party with dance contests and prizes for the winners both nights.
  • Pizza party and soda one night.
  • Free live entertaiment Saturday night..
  • Full use of all indoor facilities such as Pool with Multi-turn indoor Pool Slide, miniature golf, video game room, archery, ping-pong, bocci ball and more! State-of-the-Art Fitness Center and Rock Climbing Wall!
  • Paintball is available for an additional $35. per person per game includes gear, protective face mask & paintballs.

    The Tradition Continues
    Written by Michael Shum on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 07:48:58 EST:

    Congratulations to the Track & Field team for a great performance at the 2015 Manhattan Championships.

    The boys finished third overall, and earned a team plaque for the eighth consecutive season. Beacon had one individual champion: Marcus Kener in the 1000m run, which was run in a record-setting time. Other double-medal winners included Thomas Chalothron, Julia Frankel, Max Hyams, Isaac Morris, Benji Freeman, and Lincoln Bernard.

    Written by Liz Kaufman on Friday, February 06, 2015 16:14:24 EST:

    5 meetings after school, one amazing Moth StorySLAM show.

    Tell a true, personal story onstage.

    To sign up or find out more, see Ms. Kaufman​ by Monday, February 9th.

    2015 Dance Makers Collaborative Performance
    Written by Kim Elliott on Friday, February 06, 2015 08:41:18 EST:

    Come Out and Support the 2015 Dance Makers Collaborative Performance this coming weekend!!! From Aaliyah to Celiz Cruz to Coldplay to Christina Perri and so much more, Beacon Dance Company choreographers are paying tribute to musical artists of our time including a blowout finale celebrating Motown's greatest artists.


    Program A - Friday, February 6th at 8pm and Saturday, February 7th at 4pm
    Program B - Saturday, February 7th at 8pm and Sunday, Febuary 8th at 4pm
    PLACE: (Doors open 30 minutes before performance)

    Jacqueline K. Onassis High School Theater (120 West 46th st. bet 6th and 7th avenue)

    $6.00 for Beacon students/Faculty Members ~ $8.00 for General Admission

    ​Tickets are sold in the lobby during lunch bands and after school with Ms. Kim Elliott. Door tickets are not guaranteed! Once the show is sold out, it's sold out! So purchase your tickets today. For more information please email Ms. Kim Elliott at

    Hope to see you there!!!

    Snow Day: January 27, 2015:
    Assessment Week Schedule Update

    Written by Beacon School on Monday, January 26, 2015 15:18:28 EST:

    Due to snow, all NYC Public schools are closed on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

    The following adjustments will be made to our assessment schedule:

  • Pre-Calculus exam will be held on Wednesday, January, 28, 2015 from 11:30AM-1:00PM. All room assignments are the same EXCEPT Mr. Dilullo's & Ms. Klein's classes. They will be held in the Gym.
  • Algebra I exam will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 9:30AM-10:30AM. Room assignments are the same EXCEPT Ms. Lozada's classes, which will be held in the theater.
  • Mr. Feder's 10th grade History exam moved to Thursday 10:45AM-12:15AM in theater.

  • Students who are scheduled for other PBA appointments during one of these times will need to re-schedule their appointments to Thursday, January 29, 2015.

    The Middle East Peace Conference Arrives
    Written by Bayard Faithfull on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 07:45:06 EST:

    On Friday, January 16 all freshmen students at Beacon will participate in the Middle East Peace Conference (MEPC), covering issues around ISIS, Saudi Iranian relations, nuclear weapons, refugees, and Israeli-Palestinian relations.

    The MEPC will be hosted by our neighbors, John Jay College. The address is: the Westport Building, 500 W. 56th Street (corner of 56th Street and 10th Avenue). Students must arrive by 9:00 am. They will finish at 2:00 pm.

    Students should bring a bag lunch for the day.

    Beacon Ink's submission deadline approaches!
    Written by Beacon Ink on Thursday, January 08, 2015 15:49:34 EST:

    Take a chance! If you want to submit writing or artwork to Beacon Ink, the deadline is NEXT THURSDAY, January 15th. To submit work or ask questions, go to

    Remember that we evaluate all work anonymously, so the editors do not know the work is yours, unless it gets published.

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    Upcoming At Beacon

    March 4, 2015:
    PA Exec Board Meeting

    March 19, 2015:
    Caroline or Change

    March 19, 2015:
    PA Meeting

    March 20, 2015:
    Caroline or Change

    March 21, 2015:
    Caroline or Change

    March 25, 2015:
    Junior College Night

    March 26, 2015:
    Caroline or Change

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