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Beacon Academy

  • Beacon Academy
  • 477 Longwood Avenue
  • Boston, MA 02215
  • 617-423-2266
  • 2005
  • Cindy Laba
  • Founder and Head of School
  • 617 233-3022

Program Description

Beacon Academy provides a transformational year between 8th and 9th grades to promising, motivated and hard-working students from Boston and surrounding urban areas. Inspired by a challenging curriculum and stimulating co-curricular experiences, students learn vital academic skills and develop habits of mind that empower them to change the trajectory of their lives. They emerge as active learners with increased confidence, critical thinking skills, and broader vision, prepared to thrive at competitive independent high schools that share our commitment to their success. Beacon Academy supports its alumni as they continue their journeys.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 0
  • Middle School: 19
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing

First-Generation

  • Between 25% and 50%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Allegheny College (1)
  • American University (2)
  • Assumption College (1)
  • Babson College (3)
  • Bard College (2)
  • Barnard College (3)
  • Barry University (1)
  • Bates College (2)
  • Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (1)
  • Bentley University (2)
  • Boston College (2)
  • Bowdoin College (4)
  • Brandeis University (2)
  • Bryant University (1)
  • Bunker Hill Community College (10)
  • Central Connecticut State University (1)
  • Colby College (2)
  • College of the Holy Cross (4)
  • Connecticut College (7)
  • Dartmouth College (1)
  • Davidson College (1)
  • Emmanuel College (1)
  • George Washington University (4)
  • Goucher College (1)
  • Hamilton College (1)
  • Hampton University (1)
  • Haverford College (2)
  • Ithaca College (1)
  • The College of Wooster (1)
  • University of Hartford (1)

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 87%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 75%