Beacon students organized a school walkout and rally in downtown Evanston as part of the national protest against gun violence following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. “We have a lot of energy behind this cause,” said Daniela Sloan of Beacon Academy. “It’s been very inspiring.”
Trailblazers in the Media
Beacon Academy Senior Renata Fulk, a top regional gymnast, was named Athlete of the Month by the Chicago Tribune.
Beacon Academy student Langdon Alger has been named a 2018 National YoungArts Foundation Merit winner in Cinematic Arts. Selected from the most competitive pool of applicants to date, Alger has been recognized for his outstanding artistic achievements.
Beacon Academy junior Paul Vag-Urminsky has his sights set on the 2020 Olympics. Vag-Urminsky is a top-ranked fencer who balances his schoolwork at Beacon with competitions on both a national and international level.
Beacon Academy is featured in this NPR story about Chicago-area micro-schools, small and intimate learning environments started by educators and parents looking to create curriculum on their own terms. “As millennials become parents, they are not accepting of the status quo as previous generations have been,” said Jeff Bell, Head of School and Theory of Knowledge instructor at Beacon. “They want a different experience and they’re willing to pay for it, start it or demand it.”