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Beacon Boys Tennis Wins the NEMA 2016 Tournament
Written by Bayard Faithful on Tuesday, May 03, 2016 11:42:49 EST:

Over the weekend of April 30-May 1, the boys Beacon tennis team competed in the NEMA (New England/Mid-Atlantic) tennis tournament in Maryland bringing together many of the best boys high school teams on the East coast. In a field of sixteen teams, the Beacon boys prevailed with 32 Ĺ points over Sidwell Friends (26 points), Haverford (21 Ĺ points) and Potomac (21 points), among others.

Among the many highlights, freshman Ethan Leon defeated James Betts of Potomac to win the second singles championship and sophomore Felix Levine defeated Connor Lees of Haverford to win the third singles championship.

The most intense final of the tournament brought Beaconís sophomore Julian Szuper and freshman Marcos Lee against the Haverford #1 doubles. Szuper and Lee won the battle 8-6, with excellent net play and strong serve. Beaconís other doubles team of junior Lucas Larese and freshman Tyler Kats, with great serving and ground strokes by Larese and excellent net play by Kats, won their doubles bracket against Sidwell Friends.



Japan in March of 2018
Written by Keith Miller on Monday, May 02, 2016 10:07:59 EST:

All interested parties should attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 at 6:30PM in the Beacon Cafeteria.

As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, it is critical for our students to become more culturally aware, explore new ideas and grow their potential. I believe that when students are able to see their studies come to life outside of the classroom, they develop a new and valuable perspective of the world.

I will be hosting an informational meeting on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 at 6:30PM in the Cafeteria to provide more details about this opportunity and answer any questions you may have. There is limited space on the trip and enrollment will be open at the end of the meeting.

Please send me an email by the day of the meeting to ensure I can accommodate everyone in our meeting space.

I hope that you and your child will be able to attend the upcoming meeting to learn more about this incredible experience!

Student Talent Show, May 6th!
Written by Sean Leon on Thursday, April 21, 2016 22:58:02 EST:

Hello Beacon Community! The year is winding down which means The Student Talent Show is nearly here! The Student Talent Show is on May 6th after school in the cafeteria! All grades are welcome! All acts are welcome! Singer? Dancer? Actor? Spoken Word? Beat Boxing? Play an instrument? Any other cool talents? The final day for auditions will be Tuesday, May 3rd, after school in Mr. Leon's room, 307! Please email Grace Keir at with your name and talent! Again, all grades and all talents are welcome! Be a part of a wonderful Beacon tradition!

Beacon's 2nd Annual Poetry Slam
Written by Sarah Fink on Monday, April 18, 2016 21:38:57 EST:

Attention poets! Beacon's 2nd annual poetry slam will happen on Thursday, May 26th! There will be two rounds, and a winner will be declared at the end. Any age can perform, but to be eligible to participate, you MUST attend at least two workshops in the weeks before the slam (at least one per week).

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10th & 11th Grade Science Diagnostic B Band Monday
Written by Kate Oldre on Friday, April 15, 2016 09:59:09 EST:

Attention all current sophomores and juniors, on Monday, April 18th, During B Band, all 10th & 11th graders will take a general science diagnostic test. Students should report directly their scheduled B Band classes, including gym. If you do not have a B Band class, please report to the library. You only need a pencil. On the test you will indicate your science course preferences, including APs. Please check your Beacon email for all of the details, including a list of science offerings.

Written by Mark Via on Friday, April 15, 2016 09:57:48 EST:

  • What: 18 bands will rock steady
  • When: Saturday, April 16; doors open at 2:00 pm. Show runs 2:30 pm - 10:00 pm.
  • Where: Beacon's Live Hall
  • Cost: $5 for students and $10 for parents in advance; $7/$12 at the door. Tickets sold lunch bands in the lobby and by performing groups. Free for Beacon staff and their families.

    This is Beacon Music's largest fundraiser, so please come out and show your support!
    Remember that Beacon Music Helps You Live better!!!

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    Graduation Speech Informational Meeting
    Written by Sean Leon on Monday, April 11, 2016 12:52:01 EST:

    Hello Seniors! Graduation is just around the bend! If you are interested in giving a graduation speech, please attend a brief informational meeting Tuesday, April 12th at 3:15 in the Library.

    News Archive

  • 2015-2016
    School Schedule

    Tutoring Schedule

    Today At Beacon

    PA Executive Meeting

    Upcoming At Beacon

    May 4, 2016:
    Junior Financial Aid Night

    May 10, 2016:
    Parent-Teacher Conferences (tentative)

    May 12, 2016:
    PA General Meeting

    May 12, 2016:
    Musical Lysistrata Jones

    May 13, 2016:
    Musical Lysistrata Jones - Two Shows

    May 14, 2016:
    Musical Lysistrata Jones - Two Shows

    May 17, 2016:
    PA Benefit Auction