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 Parents: Please enter NYC School Surveys
Written by Beacon School on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 14:58:16 EST:

Beacon Parents: the deadline for entering NYC School Surveys has been extended to Friday, April 17, 2015 by the New York City Department of Education.

You can help rate your child school by visiting the following site:

Beaconites At Rockefeller University
Written by Advanced Immunology on Thursday, April 02, 2015 12:02:01 EST:

The Advance Immunology class conducted research on memory formation in the brain. Check out what we did by viewing the slideshow below:

Change come fast here.
Change come slow.
But change come.

Written by B'DAT on Thursday, March 26, 2015 14:41:27 EST:

B’DAT has never been more excited to share a play with the Beacon community. This is our last production at 227 West 61st Street and we’re blowin’ the roof off the joint!

Caroline, or Change
Books and Lyrics by Tony Kushner
Music by Jeanine Tesori

Set in small town Louisiana in November 1963, history comes alive in a Klezmer Blues Motown Score about a Jewish boy, his maid, and the cultural shifts rocking JFK and Martin Luther King Jr’s America. Starring Marla Louissaint, Leslie Gaines, Leo Miranda, Anarelis Ramirez and Michella Estevez, we hope Caroline, or Change will rock your world and your heart. (Bring tissues!)

  • Directed & Designed by Jo Ann M. Cimato
  • Musical Direction by Lilli Wosk
  • Choreography by Krista Jansen
  • Technical Direction by David Brune

  • Thursday March 19 at 4:00PM
  • Friday March 20 at 4:00PM and 8:00PM
  • Saturday March 21 at 2:00PM and 8:00PM
  • SOLDOUT: Thursday March 26 at 4:00PM
  • SOLDOUT: Friday March 27 at 4:00PM and 8:00PM
  • SOLDOUT: Saturday March 28 at 2:00PM and 8:00PM

    If you do not know a Beacon student or staff member who can purchase tickets in our lobby during lunch bands, please email

    Want a sneak peek? Check out the video below:​

    For more information please check out our Website below-

    Model UN Club Participates in Two Conferences
    Written by Beacon Model UN on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 09:32:08 EST:

    Congratulations to the 35 Beacon Model UN students who participated in two conferences this past weekend. 20 students were in Washington, DC, for four days, at WAMUNC, while 15 went to The Lab School Conference on Saturday. Special recognition goes to the following members: Maille Biederman and Charlie Moxley who received Verbal Commendation at WAMUNC, and Lincoln Bernard (Best Delegate), and Samantha Hochstat and Hebh Jamal (Honorable Mention), at Lab.

    30 students will attend UNA-USA at the UN in mid-May, to round out the club's conferences for the year.

    Seniors: Cap & Gown Fittings:
    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Written by Sean Leon on Monday, March 16, 2015 13:43:06 EST:

    Attention Seniors!

    A representative from Josten's (Mike Eisley) will be at Beacon from 10 am to 2 pm on Wednesday, March 18th. If you want a cap and gown that fits, be sure to see Mike in the Beacon lobby so he can take your measurements. Also, Mike will also take class ring orders, so you must bring a deposit of $60 to place your order. Visit Mr. Leon's room for Class Ring information packets.

    Senior Trip Bus Assignments
    Written by Sean Leon on Friday, March 06, 2015 07:44:22 EST:

    Attention seniors going on this weekend's senior trip!

    You must attend your morning classes (G and B bands). We will make arrangements for your bags upon arrival. If you do not have a morning class, be sure you are at school by no later than 11:00 for bus check-in.

    If you have not submitted your paperwork (i.e. parent consent form, code of conduct, and Pinegrove registration) or paid in full by tomorrow, you cannot go on the trip. Finally, please review the bus list so you know your bus assignment. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Leon at

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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.

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    Upcoming At Beacon

    April 22, 2015:
    PA Meeting

    April 23, 2015:
    NCAA Meeting

    April 24, 2015:
    Beacon Wear On Sale

    May 1, 2015:
    Dance Concert at JKO

    May 2, 2015:
    Dance Concert at JKO

    May 5, 2015:
    Junior Financial Aid Night

    May 6, 2015:
    Beacon PA Gala Silent Auction

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