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How to Apply

Our online Application for the 2019-20 school year will be available on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Applications are due by December 14, 2018. Please contact the Admissions Office or call us at (224) 999-1177 if we can be of assistance.

1. Interested families should begin by filling out an online Inquiry Form to start receiving our monthly Beacon Admissions Newsletter (sent September-December) and reminders about key events and deadlines. Please note that we do not accept applications for 12th grade.

2. To begin the application process, families will be asked to complete an Application for Admission online and submit it along with an application fee of $100. Our application consists of demographic information and a series of short answer questions to be completed by parents and students. The application must be submitted before a Student Visit Day can be scheduled, so the question, “What interests you about Beacon Academy?” can be answered in general terms using information available on our website and/or gleaned from other sources. Students will have an opportunity to share more information with us at a later date. 

3. Once the application is received, the Admissions Office will contact you to schedule your student and parent interviews and the optional Student Visit Day. Student Visit Days are offered on specially designated days beginning in October and are scheduled on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability. Students will take an admissions assessment and meet with a member of the Admissions team on their visit day. While a Student Visit Day is optional, parent and student interviews and the admissions assessment are required of all applicants.
4. In addition to the application form, families request teacher and administrator recommendation forms and sign a Release of Information Authorization form to be given to the student’s current school. The school should return these materials to Beacon along with the student’s records from the last two academic years and most recent standardized test scores by February 1, 2019. Applicants are not required to take the ISEE; we accept the MAP test as well as other standardized metrics. Further details about the application components will be provided upon establishing and signing in to your online account.


If you are planning to apply for tuition assistance, you will be required to complete an online application through FACTS, our need analysis provider. Please visit our tuition assistance page to begin the FACTS process. Tuition Assistance applications for 2019-2020 are due by February 1, 2019.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the admissions or tuition assistance process, please contact Admissions or call us at (224) 999-1177.

Please make sure to complete and submit all required application components by the required deadlines. Late applications will be considered on a rolling basis after the initial application cycle has ended, and decisions on these will be made according to space available. Late applicants may be placed in a wait pool.

To maintain the highest level of integrity in the admission process, applicants to the school and their families and friends are advised of the following: For purposes of this policy, a “gift” refers to any monetary, tangible, or in-kind gift, whether tendered, promised, or implied; No gift will be accepted from any affiliated or non-affiliated person, family, foundation, or other donor if it is given with the intention of influencing the evaluation or outcome of an admission matter in reference to any applicant; While an application is pending, neither the school nor anyone in the school will accept gifts from any non-affiliated applicant family member or anyone on the family’s behalf.