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Welcome From the Head of School

HOSWhen people walk into our building, they often comment on the energetic vibe of the space. It is a warm and welcoming place where teachers and students are engaged in deep work, collaborative learning, and relationship building. This sense of community derives from our foundation as a Montessori school committed to re-imagining the high school experience. Since our opening in 2014, Beacon has built an environment in which students are the agents of their own education, able to engage in a wide array of courses, trips, and extracurricular endeavors.
Our academic program is rigorous without being rigid, challenging without being overwhelming and our course offerings, rooted in Montessori pedagogy and with the option to participate in the world-renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) program, provide our students with different lenses to explore the world, gain a better understanding of their place in it, and focus on work that really matters.
As the founding Head of School, I am proud of the mission-driven school that our faculty, staff, board, and most importantly, our students, have created. Our successes and triumphs are due to their efforts and entrepreneurial spirit. I am pleased to invite you to learn more about Beacon Academy, a place with a transcendent vision, a transformative spirit, and a dynamic community of learners.
Jeff Bell
Head of School