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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Students: Beacon Ink Needs You!
Written by Sarah Fink on Monday, September 29, 2014 09:54:17 EST:

Dear artists and writers,

Beacon Ink, our beautiful artistic and literary magazine, is open for business. We are accepting submissions of all types of creative writing and visual artwork, to consider for publication this year.


All information and instructions are there, and you submit all of your work through that system. You can also use the website to ask us questions about the magazine/submitting work.

Though we can't publish all of it, we truly enjoy and respect all of it, so send us anything you have!

We accept submissions all semester, but the sooner you submit work, the better; later in the semester, we are running out of space in the magazine.

Copenhagen Exchange: Host Families Needed!
Written by Harry Streep on Saturday, September 27, 2014 07:20:37 EST:

All families: We have an exciting international exchange coming next week. Students from Denmark are coming to Beacon! We still are looking for families who have an extra bed and can host one or two students from Copenhagen from the evening of Thursday, October 2 through the morning of Tuesday, October 7.

In the past, this has offered a wonderful cultural experience for Beacon students and families to learn about life in Copenhagen. The Danish students all speak English. The commitment from Beacon families is to provide a bed, and breakfast and dinner. The Danish students travel with their Beacon “brother” or “sister” to Beacon in the morning. On Friday, Oct. 3, Beacon students will have the opportunity to join their Danish companions at a music concert at Carnegie Hall.

If you are interested in hosting, please contact Harry Streep or Bayard Faithfull right away. Please include parent name, Beacon student name, beds available (one or two), and preferred gender of visiting student. Thank you.

Assignments For September 30, 2014 Open House
Written by Bayard Faithfull on Saturday, September 27, 2014 07:20:00 EST:

Attached are the assignments for the Tuesday, September 30 Open House.

Assignments for the second Open House will be out next week. For all teachers and students working in the Open House, please come to room B22 at 3:30 pm for some food and general instructions.

Beacon Portal Student App
Now on GooglePlay Store!

Written by Beacon School on Saturday, September 27, 2014 07:18:54 EST:

The Beacon Portal Student App is now on the GooglePlay store! Get the app here:

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Peoples Climate March
Written by Bayard Faithfull on Saturday, September 27, 2014 07:17:54 EST:

The fight to stop global warming may be the biggest fight of our generation. Already global warming is wreaking havoc in many parts of the world; if we don’t stop the dumping of carbon into the atmosphere, conditions will get much worse.

Make your voice heard. Leaders of countries around the world will meet at the United Nations here in New York City next week to discuss measures to stop carbon pollution. On Sunday, September 21, tens of thousands of people will be marching to demand that world leaders take urgent action. We urge all Beacon students to join.

The Beacon contingent will meet at 11:30 am on the corner of 64th street and Central Park West (in front of the Ethical Culture building) on September 21. Bring big signs and loud costumes.

Bring family and friends.

Student Leadership Team
Written by Bayard Faithfull on Saturday, September 27, 2014 07:17:08 EST:

For students who want to join the Student Leadership Team to work on Open House and Admissions Interviews, there will be a sign up session in the cafeteria at 2 pm and 3 pm on Thursday, September 18.

The Student Leadership Team is open to 10th, 11th and 12th graders.

Beacon Summer 2014 Assignments
Written by Daniel Markovic on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 14:29:04 EST:

Beacon Summer 2014 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 files are broken down into grade-level files:

  • 9th Grade.
  • 10th Grade.
  • 11th Grade.
  • 12th Grade.

    Foreign Language and Mathematics files are broken into levels:
    Foreign Language
  • French 2.
  • French 3.
  • Spanish 2.
  • Spanish 3.
  • Spanish 4.

  • Algebra 1.
  • Algebra 2.
  • Geometry.
  • Precalculus.

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

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    Upcoming At Beacon

    October 7, 2014:
    College Visit:
    Minneapolis College of Art/Design

    October 8, 2014:
    College Visit:
    University of Maryland Baltimore City

    October 13, 2014:
    Columbus Day Observed

    October 13, 2014:
    Columbus Day

    October 16, 2014:
    Beacon Open House

    October 21, 2014:
    College Visit:

    October 28, 2014:
    College Visit:

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