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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    NG
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Sports
    B
Beacon Academy is a highly rated, private school located in Evanston, IL. It has 196 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 5 to 1. Tuition is $26,400 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
1574 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Telephone
(224) 999-1177

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$26,400
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid
$11,900

Beacon Academy Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1370
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Average ACT
31
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Students

Diversity
NG
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Students
196
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
17:1
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
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Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$74,901
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,296
National
$949
Median Home Value
$367,300
National
$184,700
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Beacon Academy Reviews

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I love going to Beacon Academy! The learning environment is very positive and each of the teachers is enthusiastic about the subject they are teaching. Furthermore, they make sure that each and every student completely understands what they are learning. I love the community here because everyone is accepting of one another. It helps that the 9th and 10th graders are in classes together. This allows for friendships with students that are older and younger than oneself. The thing that I love most about Beacon Academy, is the relationship between the students and teachers. I feel accepted by everyone in the community and every teacher cares and respects me. Whenever I have a question about anything, my teachers are willing to help me and talk me through my difficulties. Overall, I love this school!
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Beacon Academy is a highly intellectual education with content that is substantive, and demanding of students. Teachers expect students to process and apply information across curricula, giving life to true interdisciplinary learning. There are no silos of classes and subjects. Freshman and sophomore years lay the considerable foundations to prepare students for the rigors of an IB curriculum. Writing -- often, with edits, with thoughtfulness -- is vital to every class, including STEM courses. Teachers and administrators are deeply engaged with students in the classroom and genuinely interested in them. They seem excited by the ideas students bring each day, as evidenced by animated, respectful classroom discussions. There is no hum-drum at Beacon, especially Community Meeting Days, when students lead all-school assemblies, giving them ownership and responsibility. Beacon is a mission-driven, focused environment, which is acutely reflected in their enthusiastic student body.
Beacon definitely creates its own path in academics. As the first Montessori-based high school in the Chicagoland area as well as one of under 50 IB schools in Illinois, Beacon is known for its positive eccentricity to what is considered typical in schooling.

Teacher availability and connections are unmatched; it's incredibly easy to get help outside of class and teachers are always around.

The locations is amazing: being inside of Northwestern's Campus, Beacon is surrounded by amazing restaurants (which we have access to through open lunch) and parks. Public transportation is just 500 feet away from the school, making commuting very accessible and a realistic option for students; it's no wonder that students come from about 60 different zip codes.

Beacon's goal of diversity is beginning to surface in its incoming classes, with this year's freshman class identifying with over 50 countries and speaking multiple languages.