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Our liberal arts curriculum features a wide range of engaging elective courses in all academic subjects, arts, and technology.

Fields of Study

English

The Beacon English Department explores literature through analysis and creative writing. Our purpose is to help our students realize that literature reflects certain universal truths that allow us to see others and ourselves as part of a larger whole.

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History

The Beacon History Department explores economic, social and political history with an emphasis on the examination of multiple perspectives. The purpose of the History Department’s PBA process is to prepare students to become informed citizens and independent thinkers by sharpening their skills of critical analysis, research, writing and oral presentation.

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World Languages

Students of all levels of World Language explore linguistic and cultural thematic units while perfecting their reading, writing, speaking, and auditory skills. Students are expected to converse and teachers instruct in the target language, as the immersion environment fosters optimal language acquisition.

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Science

The science program at Beacon is designed to show students how to be scientists and scientific citizens. The coursework in science prepares students to understand the forces of science and technology that will shape their future lives.

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Math

Mathematics at Beacon offers an assortment of ten different college preparatory courses, each designed to be a hybrid of the theoretical and applicative nature of mathematics. Each course presents a mathematical journey in which students investigate, explore, discover, conjecture, reason, argue, justify, explain, prove and apply knowledge.

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The PBAs are an extraordinarily effective tool for getting teenagers ready for the real world.

– A BEACON PARENT