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 Summer 2014 Assignments
Written by Daniel Markovic on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 14:29:04 EST:

Beacon Summer 2014 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 files are broken down into grade-level files:

  • 9th Grade.
  • 10th Grade.
  • 11th Grade.
  • 12th Grade.

    Foreign Language and Mathematics files are broken into levels:
    Foreign Language
  • French 2.
  • French 3.
  • Spanish 2.
  • Spanish 3.
  • Spanish 4.

  • Algebra 1.
  • Algebra 2.
  • Geometry.
  • Precalculus.

    Senior English and History course placements are available on the My Info page on the Portal.

    Beacon Host Families Needed
    Written by Lev Moscow on Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:11:09 EST:

    Beacon Families: Do you want to host an Italian student for a week next October?

    17 students (and 2 teachers) will be coming from a high school in Florence, Italy from October 2nd-12th and they will need host families!

    We are looking for Beacon families who can offer a bed to one or two students and provide breakfast in the mornings and dinner at night. The Italian students would then accompany Beacon students to school during the weekdays.

    We may also be taking a trip to Florence in April 2015 as part of an exchange, if you are interested please contact Lev Moscow asap at

    Report Card Pickup: June 26, 2014
    Written by Daniel Markovic on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:27:59 EST:

    Students should report to Beacon on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the following times to pickup Report Cards:

  • 9th grade: 8:30PM
  • 10th grade: 9:30PM
  • 11th grade: 10:30PM
  • 12th grade: 11:30PM

    June 2014 Graduation Info
    Written by Sean Leon on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 09:22:43 EST:

    Seniors, graduation rehearsal will be June 20th from 10-12 pm at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The venue is located in the Time Warner Center at Broadway and 60th Street, ground floor level. Please take JAZZ Elevators to 5th floor.

    Please arrive promptly at 10am!

    Any students who know they will not be able to attend either the rehearsal or the grauation should let Ms Moore know asap.

    Following rehearsal, students should return to Beacon to collect Caps/Gowns/Tickets.

    Beacon Film Festival 2014: This Friday!
    Written by Kate Reed on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 16:02:54 EST:

    The 2014 Beacon Film Festival hits town on Friday June 6, from 5 8pm as
    part of Beacon's annual Arts Festival. Films will play in the drama studio
    and various classrooms on a continuous loop.

    2014 Beacon Film Festival Trailer.

    This year's program features work by: Kanard Lewis, Kylee Roberts, Owen Colby, Lily Blazevic, Mila Stieglitz, Laurel Clark, Amber Ortiz, Jesse Tallerman, Spero Illiopoulos, Max Goodman, Rabeya Rahman, Rhys McIntyre, Ariana Bowe, Luke Condzal, Tom Chalothron, Evan Greenberg, Lena Abraham, Naya Motta, Sabrina Kissack, Geo Ables, Alonzo Yanes, Dawa Lama, Garrett Sopko, Jesse Rodkin, Robby Thaler, Daniel Thaler, Noah Sheridan, Zach Weinstein, Jake Hodas, Adrian Eacker, Melissa Thornbill, Alex Appelbaum, Clay Mednick, Ivan Nunez, Amir Malek, Alex Uys, Jeremy Uys, Lincoln Bernard, Jake Cohen, Sam Dobro, and Miki Tallo.

    Please come out on Friday to support Beacon Arts! The show is, as always, a free event!

    The Unusual and Fabulous Year of Beacon Boys Tennis Is in The New York Times!
    Written by Bayard Faithfull on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 09:11:08 EST:

    Current Sophomores:
    Do you want to be part of the Community Service Leadership Team next year?

    Written by Beacon Community Service on Monday, June 02, 2014 15:37:20 EST:

    Application due Friday, June 6th at 12:30 pm

    If you are interested in applying your leadership skills and community-based interests to building an even stronger Community Service program at Beacon, please consider becoming a member of the Community Service Leadership Team. The CSLT is a group of driven, committed Beacon students who are an integral part of 10th grade advisory program. CSLT members will act as both advisors and mentors to the upcoming sophomore class. Besides guiding them in choosing a community service placement, meeting requirements, and planning an innovative Community Action Plan for the end of the school year, CSLT members will also work closely with their cooperating advisors to plan and execute community-focused activities and advisory lessons. CSLT members will be eligible to receive elective credit for their important work. Your enthusiasm and involvement in the Community Service program at Beacon will help drive the development of a meaningful program for years to come.

    CSLT application available HERE.

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    September 4, 2014:
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    Rosh Hashanah

    September 25, 2014:
    Rosh Hashanah

    September 26, 2014:
    Rosh Hashanah

    September 26, 2014:
    Rosh Hashanah

    October 13, 2014:
    Columbus Day Observed

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