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Who We Are Quick FactsBEACON AT A GLANCE 2020-21

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: 217
    52% of students live in Chicago
    48% of students live in the surrounding suburbs
  • Students of Color: 32%
  • Faculty of Color: 20%
  • Beacon students come from more than 75 different schools:
  • 33% of students come from independent schools
  • 37% of students come from Montessori schools
  • 25% of students come from public schools
  • 5% of students come from parochial, boarding, or home schools.
  • Students Receiving Tuition Assistance: 25%
  • Class size averages 13 students.

National Association of Independent Schools; Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS); Lake Michigan Area Independent Schools; International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), IB World School.