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Our application deadline has now passed. If you are interested in the 2020-21 school year, please call the Admissions Office at 224.999.1177 or click here to send an email. 
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. For more information about the admissions process, please click on the steps below. 
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 applicant. 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.
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
The Parent Interview 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 through an online calendar link provided in Ravenna. If you have any problems, please call the Admissions Office at 224.999.1177
Applicants to Beacon Academy are invited to visit the school on specially designated days in November, December, January, and February. Students who choose to participate will spend a full day at Beacon shadowing classes, having lunch (provided) with their host student, and being assessed and interviewed by the Admissions Team. Applicants who choose not to participate in the Student Visit Day experience should contact the Admissions Office at 224.999.1177 to schedule the required student interview and assessment. A calendar link will be provided in Ravenna after you have submitted an application. 
Beacon Academy requires letters of recommendation from your child's current English and math teacher as well as an advisor or school administrator. Once you have submitted an application in Ravenna, you will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses for each recommender. 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 January 31 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 directly 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 January 31 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 at 224.999.1177.
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 3-December 16, 2019
Open application period for the 2020-21 school year (siblings and new families).
January 10, 2020
Records deadline for sibling applicants.
January 27, 2020
Sibling notifications released in Ravenna.
January 31, 2020
Records deadline for new family applicants.
February 7, 2020
Enrollment contracts and deposits due for sibling admits.
March 6, 2020
New family notifications released in Ravenna after 4pm.
March 11, 2020
Accepted Students Night (admitted siblings and new families).
March 16, 2020
Enrollment contracts and deposits due for new family admits.