Trailblazers in the Media
Beacon Academy has launched an innovative e-learning experience that includes classes, clubs, engaging explorations for seniors, and all-school community meetings. “Beacon is all about building community, whether virtual or actual, and that is our highest priority during this difficult and uncertain time."
Crain’s Chicago Business
Eli Stone, a senior at Beacon Academy, is working on his eighth political campaign, managing communications for Rep. Yoni Pizer, who is running for a permanent seat in the Illinois House. Stone says he couldn’t do it without his parents’ support and a flexible school schedule that allows him to balance his coursework and passion for politics.
Head of School Jeff Bell talks about how Beacon Academy competes for students in a marketplace filled with free public school alternatives. In contrast to the “pressure cooker” environment of the selective public high schools, “Beacon emphasizes to its prospective families how every student voice is heard and valued, and every student known and cared for."