BEACON 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.