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's Singers & Songwriters Showcase
Written by Brian Letiecq on Friday, May 27, 2016 10:57:26 EST:

Beacon's Singers & Songwriters Showcase Their Talents at The Bitter End on Wednesday, June 8th, at 7pm! All ages. $7 cover.

The event is hosted by Mr. Jeff Franzel, the internationally acclaimed songwriter and pianist.

  • If you'd like to perform, you'll need to attend two workshops, which will be held on Wednesday, June 1st and Tuesday, June 7th -- both at 3:15pm in The Live Hall.

    Please come out and show your support!

    Any questions? See Mr. Letiecq in Studio C for answers.

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    Beacon School Class of 2016 Graduation Information
    Written by Beacon School on Friday, May 27, 2016 09:34:47 EST:

    The Beacon School class of 2016 graduation ceremony will be held on June 27, 2016 at The Town Hall beginning at 10:00AM-12:00PM. The Town Hall is located at 123 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036.

    Written by Kate Reed on Friday, May 27, 2016 08:55:41 EST:

    On Friday June 10th, from 5-8pm, we will hold our annual Beacon Arts Show, celebrating a variety of art, photography, and films made by Beacon students over the course of the school year.

    Doors open at 5pm, and we will have an array of student work displayed around the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors, including Art Honors, Advanced Photography, and Advanced Film. The Beacon Film Festival will kick off in the auditorium at 6pm.

    As always, this is a FREE event, and open to all students, families, and friends of the Beacon community. Please come out on Friday June 10 to support Beacon Arts!

    Prom 2016!
    Written by Sean Leon on Thursday, May 26, 2016 20:59:37 EST:

    Seniors, your 2016 senior prom is TOMORROW!
    Prom will be from 8-12 Friday, May 27.
    Chaperones: Please arrive at the venue at 7:30.
    This year prom will be held at Tribeca 360 located at 10 Desbrosses Street. This is our third prom at Tribeca 360 and we are stoked! Click the link below for directions to the venue.

    Portraits USA will photograph the event. So, if you are interested in formal prom photos, please be sure to click the link below for prices and bring that money to the venue tomorrow night.


    You must check in upon arrival and then check your bags with venue staff. Further, upon arrival all guests will be subject to search. If you arrive at the venue under the influence of alcohol/drugs or if you try to sneak either into the venue, you will not be allowed entry into the ballroom. Additionally, per venue policy no outside bottles are allowed in. Finally, once you leave the venue, you will not be allowed re-entry.

    Letís have a wonderful, fun, and safe prom! Laissez les bon temps rouler!

    Beacon Boys Tennis Captures PSAL Championship
    Written by Bayard Faithfull on Thursday, May 26, 2016 20:45:53 EST:

    Comprised mainly of freshmen and sophomores, the Beacon boys tennis team won the 2016 PSAL championship, 4-1, against Brooklyn Technical at Cunningham Park in Queens. The doubles team of sophomore Julian Szuper and freshman Marcos Lee kicked off the day with a 6-0, 6-0 defeat of Techís #1 doubles team. Sophomore Felix Levine followed with a strong singles showing, winning 6-3, 6-2. The match was sealed by freshman Ethan Leonís defeat of Techís #2 singles player, 7-6 (10-8), 6-0, and a doubles win by the team of junior Lucas Larese and freshman Tyler Kats. The lone loss of the day came in an intense match between Beaconís #1, sophomore Ameer Hosain, and Techís Sam Vagner, who split the first two sets, with Vagner winning a tie break as the third set.

    NY Tennis Magazine article on Beacon can be seen

    The Beacon boys have now won nine consecutive PSAL championships!

    Rising Seniors: Do you want to be a Big Sib?
    Written by Kate Oldre on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 17:36:13 EST:

    -Deadline: Friday, June 3rd, 2016 at 11:00am
    -Application and information links are at the end of article, hard copies are in rm. 107
    -Please place a HARD COPY OF YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION in the folder in the College Office Mailbox in the main office (rm. 107). You may type or write your answers on a separate sheet of paper if you prefer.

    The Big Sib program is designed to help build and strengthen the Beacon community. The job of a Big Sib is to guide the ninth graders as they transition into the high school experience and to provide a dependable source of support to their "Little Sibs". It is an application-based program open to rising seniors (class of 2017).


    (click the headline for the full story.)

    'Twelve Angry Persons' Gets All Law & Order
    Written by TAP Promos on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 13:11:41 EST:

    What's everybody so angry about? No, it's not who gets to use what bathroom; it's about Truth, Justice, and the American Way.

    And guess what? They let women on juries these days. Bigots beware!

    Theatre Production Class presents the classic courtroom drama on June 2,3,4: Thursday at 4PM, Friday and Saturday at 4 and 7:30.

    Tickets are a Democratic $5 for all (faculty and staff comp.) On sale at lunch hours, in the lobby.

    News Archive

  • 2015-2016
    School Schedule

    Tutoring Schedule

    Today At Beacon

    Senior Prom

    Upcoming At Beacon

    May 30, 2016:
    Memorial Day - School Closed

    June 1, 2016:
    Sports Awards in the Cafeteria

    June 1, 2016:
    PA Executive Meeting

    June 2, 2016:
    Twelve Angry Persons

    June 3, 2016:
    Twelve Angry Persons

    June 3, 2016:
    Twelve Angry Persons

    June 4, 2016:
    Twelve Angry Persons