Trailblazers in the Media

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.
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Net Assets

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."
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Members of the Beacon Academy Scholastic Bowl team will compete in the IHSA state championship competition in Peoria, becoming the first team in the school's four-year history to compete in an IHSA state competition.
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