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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. If you require a fee waiver, please contact the Admissions Office
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, which will take place on Zoom, 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 online classes, club gatherings and extracurricular offerings, and informal Zoom conversations with current Beacon students. Please contact Beth Sosler to schedule. 
We are also planning for in-person optional visit days that will take place in January and will include the required student interview and assessment as well as meaningful interactions with other members of our community. (A remote option for the student interview and assessment will continue to be offered as well.) We will provide information about our in-person student interview experience after the initial application is submitted.
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 11 for sibling applicants and February 3 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 11 for sibling applicants and February 3 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 1, 2020
Applications for 2021-22 available online
November 7, 2020
Fall Open House 
December 15, 2020
Application deadline for the 2021-22 school year (siblings and new families)
January 11, 2021
Records deadline for sibling applicants
January 15, 2021
Last day for parent and student interviews and student assessment (siblings only) 
January 15, 2021
FA application due for sibling applicants
February 1, 2021
Sibling notifications released in Ravenna
February 3, 2021
Records deadline and FA applications due for new family applicants
February 12, 2021
Enrollment contracts and deposits due for sibling admits
February 19, 2021
Last day for virtual parent and student interviews and student assessment 
March 5, 2021
New family notifications released in Ravenna after 4pm
March 10, 2021
Accepted Students Night (admitted siblings and new families). Format TBD
March 15, 2021
Enrollment contracts and deposits due for new family admits