Quick Facts 2016-2017

beacon academy quick facts

Beacon at a Glance 2016-2017


Beacon Academy is an independent school serving grades 9-12 with a curriculum based in Montessori principles and culminating in the IB Diploma Programme. The School is located in Evanston, Illinois, just North of Chicago, and students hail from a wide geographic range of suburbs and the city.


Student Body: 127
44% of students live in Chicago
56% of students live in the surrounding suburbs


Students of Color: 21%


Students Receiving Tuition Assistance: 29%


Feeding Schools: 50

25% of students come from independent schools

36% of students come from Montessori schools

23% of students come from public schools

12% of students come from Catholic schools

4% of students have been homeschooled


Faculty with Advanced Degrees: 94%


Faculty-Student Ratio: 1:8


Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), New School Member; International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), IB World School