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Beacon Academy
ISACS Membership status: Fully Accredited Member School

Address: 1574 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Telephone: (224) 999-1177
Fax: (224) 241-3052
Web site:
Grade Levels: 9-12
Enrollment: 196
Boarding/Day: Day
Gender: Coed
School Description:

Beacon Academy seeks to create a student experience that holistically addresses adolescent needs, focusing not only on academics, but also nurturing imagination, creativity and ethical development. We value independence, passion and effort as the hallmarks of our students. Our program merges Montessori principles with independent school best practices and culminates with the IB Diploma Programme, an interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes self-directed learning, strong writing skills and an international mindset. Beacon’s curriculum embodies the principle of “learning by doing” by affording students abundant opportunities for hands-on investigation, student-centered discussions, experimentation, critical thinking and fieldwork. Moving beyond the traditional conception of a “classroom,” students at Beacon Academy will engage in fieldwork and apprenticeships with experts with whom they can problem-solve, collaborate and contribute to ongoing projects of far-reaching significance. Beacon is a community school in the strongest sense of the word with Evanston and greater Chicago serving as our extended campus.

55 West Wacker, Suite 701 · Chicago, IL 60601 · Telephone (312) 750-1190 · Fax (312) 750-1193
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