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 Summer 2015 Assignments
Written by Beacon School on Tuesday, September 01, 2015 02:43:29 PM 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 Girls Tennis Team News
    Written by Richard Miller on Thursday, August 13, 2015 09:40:52 AM EST:

    For any Beacon girls interested in playing tennis this season, please read this information carefully!

    We will be having tryouts and early practices in the next few weeks. If you are interested in trying out for the team, please make note of the dates, and the following key information.

    In order to try out, you must come with a filled out PSAL medical form and Parent Consent form. Here are links to the PSAL website to get them:

    Here is the Parent Consent form

    Here is the link for the medical form

    Here are the dates for tryouts and practices; please, look over the dates and make note of them. Also, if you know you CANNOT make some of them, let me know ASAP. All courts are at 119th St. in Riverside Park in Manhattan.

    The FIRST two Dates, August 17 and 18, are tryouts; after that, they are practices!

  • Monday, August 17, 2015: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, August 19, 2015: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, August 20, 2015: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Thursday, August 27, 2015: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday, August 28, 2015: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Saturday, August 29, 2015: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Girls Volleyball
    Written by Genevieve Schmitt on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 08:34:56 AM EST:

    Girls volleyball tryouts will be held on August 13th and 14th at Urban Academy High School. We will be meeting at the 68th street entrance at Urban Academy High School on the upper east side, it is right off of 2nd ave. We will meet at 9:45M sharp and tryouts will be until 1:00PM.

    If you are not there at 9:45AM do not expect to tryout, once you have completed the tryout process you are allowed to leave early.

    Please bring water and wear gym clothes that arenít too baggy. DO NOT WEAR JEWELRY (if you must for religious reasons, it must be taped down). Sneakers are a must and if you would like to bring knee pads that is fine but not required.

    Please note that there are a lot of girls trying out so please be patient and understanding of the process. YOU MUST EMAIL ME TO CONFIRM THE DATE AND THAT YOU WILL BE ATTENDING TRYOUTS, if this is not done so you might not be able to tryout for the team. If you have any further questions please feel free to email at

    Big Bridge
    Written by Leah Blakeley on Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:23:28 AM EST:

    We would also like to provide an opportunity to our rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors to get to know our new space. Again Big Bridge is optional, but is a wonderful opportunity to see the new Beacon before school begins.

    Big Bridge will be held at The Beacon School's new building at 522 West 44th Street on August 26th.

    Rising Sophomores: 9:00AM-10:30AM

    Rising Juniors: 11:00AM-12:30PM

    Rising Seniors: 1:00PM-2:30PM

    Summer Bridge
    Written by Leah Blakeley on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 10:25:45 AM 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 Student Wins Prestigious Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship
    Written by Beacon School on Friday, July 17, 2015 02:14:06 PM 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 03:13:15 PM 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

    News Archive

  • 2015-2016
    Beacon Schedule

    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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