We offer an innovative and challenging education based on Montessori principles that places a priority on experiential learning, entrepreneurial thinking, and in-depth interdisciplinary studies.
We seek students from a wide variety of backgrounds and academic settings who embody our core values. Applicants are evaluated with an emphasis on best fit for the school and the family.
Our curriculum embodies the principle of “learning by doing” by affording students opportunities for hands-on investigation, student-centered discussions, experimentation, critical thinking and fieldwork.
At Beacon, we ask for and rely on student feedback and ideas to create our school culture.
We allow for flexibility and student choice. Our class schedule is characterized by extended class periods and independent work time built into the day.
Our urban location provides our students with the opportunity to be enmeshed in downtown Evanston and Greater Chicago. Ethics and service are intentionally woven into our program, preparing our students to address for themselves what it means to live a good and meaningful life.
Twice a year, students have weeklong Interim sessions during which they explore an entrepreneurial project, internship, or deep study of an academic subject.