Who We Are

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About Us


Beacon Academy brings together independent school best practices and challenging IB curriculum with the independence, freedom, and student-centered methods of Montessori. Our students experience a learning community that inspires self-motivation and personal challenge and celebrates intellectual, cultural, and socioeconomic diversity. Based in Evanston, but using the entirety of Chicago as a classroom, Beacon Academy will ultimately grow to welcome 200-plus students in grades 9-12. By graduation, meaningful internships and community engagement ensure that these young adults have mastered the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind necessary to offer the world their intelligence, confidence, and compassion.


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Mission & Values

Beacon students will master the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind necessary to meaningfully contribute to a complex and diverse world with compassion and confidence.

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Leadership & Faculty

The Beacon Academy faculty members bring decades of teaching and leadership experience from a variety of highly regarded independent, Montessori, and International Baccalaureate schools.

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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of Beacon Academy is uniquely experienced and qualified group invested in supporting the success of the school and its leadership.

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Want to learn more about Beacon Academy? Check out our “Frequently Asked Questions” page that addresses many facets of school life.

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