Quick Facts 2017-2018

beacon academy quick facts

Beacon at a Glance 2017-2018


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: 175
49% of students live in Chicago
51% of students live in the surrounding suburbs


Students of Color: 23%


Students Receiving Tuition Assistance: 28%


Feeding Schools: 63

38% of students come from independent schools

33% of students come from Montessori schools

18% of students come from public schools

8% of students come from Catholic schools

3% 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