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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Summer Bridge
Written by Leah Blakeley on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 10:25:45 EST:

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
Written by Beacon School on Friday, July 17, 2015 15:38:36 EST:

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:

  • French 2
  • French 3
  • Spanish 2
  • Spanish 3
  • Spanish 4

    Mathematics assignments are located in one PDF file HERE. All incoming and current students should view this PDF file.

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

    Beacon Student Wins Prestigious Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship
    Written by Beacon School on Friday, July 17, 2015 14:14:06 EST:

    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

    Report Card and Diploma Pickup Schedule
    Written by Beacon School on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 15:13:15 EST:

    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

    Beacon's Singers & Songwriters Showcase Their Talents at The Bitter End on Tuesday, June 16th!
    Written by Brian Letiecq on Friday, June 12, 2015 10:54:25 EST:

    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.

    Draw for the Beacon Ping Pong Tournament
    Written by Bayard Faithfull on Thursday, June 04, 2015 08:05:46 EST:

    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:

    • Each match consists of the best of three games to 11 (must win by at least two in each game)
    • Each server gets two serves; the serve then goes to the other player.
    • After each game, players will rotate side and the person who served first in the first game will serve second in the second game
    • There will be a two-minute practice before each match
    • The ball must be visible when serving
    • Players may bring their own paddles or use Beacon paddles

    If you have questions, please contact Bayard Faithfull in room 105.

    2015 Beacon Film Festival and Art Show- This Friday!
    Written by Kate Reed on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 14:02:59 EST:

    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.

    The Art and Photography show will feature throughout the first, second and third floors, and will include hundreds of students' work. Please come out and support the final Arts Festival - 'One for the Road' - at Beacon's 61St Street location! This is a free show!

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    Upcoming At Beacon

    September 9, 2015:
    School starts

    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:
    Winter Recess

    January 2, 2015:
    Winter Recess

    January 30, 2015:
    End of Fall Term

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