Quick Facts

Who We Are Quick FactsBEACON AT A GLANCE 

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: 160
    65% of students live in Chicago
    35% of students live in the surrounding suburbs
  • Students of Color: 31%
  • Faculty of Color: 24%
  • Beacon students come from more than 27 different schools
  • 37% of students come from independent schools
  • 27% of students come from Montessori schools
  • 31% of students come from public schools
  • 5% of students come from parochial, boarding, or home schools.
  • Students Receiving Tuition Assistance: 32%
  • Class size averages 12 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.