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Beacon Academy seeks students from a wide variety of backgrounds and academic settings who embody our core values and mission. We evaluate applicants with an emphasis on best fit for the school and the family, taking into consideration the student’s academic record, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores, extracurricular interests, student essays, and personal interactions. Beacon Academy adheres to the National Association of Independent Schools’ Principles of Good Practice for Admission and Financial Aid and maintains the highest standard of ethical conduct throughout the selection process.
To submit an application for admission, please click here to access Ravenna, create or log-in to an account, and select Beacon Academy from the School Directory. Note that you should create only one account/use one email address per family. After you have completed all of the required fields and questions, click “Go to Pay & Submit” where you will be prompted to pay the application fee.
In an effort to reduce the high volume of applications we process in December, we will waive our $100 application fee for families who submit an online application by October 31. Please use the code oct31 when prompted.
 
If you have completed the application form but cannot submit the application, please click on "Highlight Missing Questions" and scroll through the form to see if any questions are highlighted. If you still need assistance, please email Ravenna Solutions directly at ravenna-help@communitybrands.com.
The Parent Interview, which will take place via Zoom or in-person based on the parent(s) comfortability, is a required part of our admissions process and provides an opportunity for the school to learn more about the applicant family and for parents/guardians to learn more about Beacon Academy. Once you have submitted an application, you will be able to schedule your Parent Interview in Ravenna. If you have any problems, please contact the Admissions Office.
Applicants to Beacon Academy are invited to attend classes with current Beacon students.  Students can sign up for a shadow day after they submit their application to Beacon Academy.  Shadow days are offered on designated days each week from November 2021 through February 2022.  Please schedule your shadow day through your Ravenna account. 
 
Beacon Academy requires letters of recommendation from your child's current English and math teacher as well as an advisor or school administrator. On the application page, under Additional Steps, scroll down to the step for each of the Evaluations. There you will be prompted to enter the name and email address for each recommender. This can be done before or after the initial application is submitted. Forms will be sent electronically to each delegate and returned directly to Beacon Academy via Ravenna. The deadline for submitting letters of recommendation is January 10 for sibling applicants and February 4 for new applicants. 
Please print the Release of Information Request form in Ravenna, complete it, and submit it to your child's current school. We require the following materials as part of our admissions process:
    • Report card or progress report to date for the current academic year
    • Report card or progress report from the previous academic year
    • Official transcript (if available) 
 
We kindly request that records be uploaded into Ravenna and directed to Beacon Academy. If your school does not already have a Ravenna account, a complimentary school account for file upload can be created by contacting Ravenna. If records cannot be uploaded, please have the school email them to the Admissions Office. The deadline for submitting school records is January 10 for sibling applicants and February 4 for new applicants. 
Beacon Academy requests a copy of your child's recent standardized test results. Please note that we do not require students to take the ISEE; we accept MAP or any other standardized test result. If your child has not taken a standardized test, please contact the Admissions Office.
 
If your child receives learning support services or accommodations, please provide us with a copy of the 504/IEP/Learning Plan and neuropsychological evaluation (if available). Documents may be uploaded as a PDF in Ravenna. 
 
September 2021
Application for 2021-22 available online
 
November 13, 2021
Fall Open House 
 
December 15, 2021
Application deadline for the 2022-23 school year (siblings and new families)
 
January 10, 2022
Records deadline for sibling applicants
 
January 15, 2022
Last day for parent and student interviews and student assessment (siblings only) 
 
January 10,  2022
FA application due for sibling applicants
 
February 4, 2022
Sibling notifications released in Ravenna
 
February 4, 2022
Records deadline and FA applications due for new family applicants
 
February 11, 2022
Last day for parent interviews 
 
February 18, 2022
Enrollment contracts and deposits due for sibling admits
 
March 4, 2022
New family notifications released in Ravenna after 4pm
 
March 9, 2022
Accepted Students Night (admitted siblings and new families). 
 
March 14, 2022
Enrollment contracts and deposits due for new family admits