Admissions Videos

Unable to visit Beacon Academy in-person? No problem! Please enjoy our virtual content, below.
Please click here for our overview video narrated by Beacon student Kalee Lewis. This video provides an introduction to Beacon Academy, highlighting our academic philosophy, curricular offerings, extracurricular programs, and more.
This virtual tour of Beacon Academy is set to an original piece of music produced by Beacon student Jeremy D'Angelo in Derek Song's Advanced Music Studio class and features Beacon student Aditi Bharadwaj on violin. To view the virtual tour, please click here. For more information about our space, please click here
To view a student-produced video chronicling a typical, pre-COVID day in the life of Beacon Academy, please click here. This video was created for the Admissions Office by the following Beacon students: Nate Boone (editor), Merritt Wooldridge (music mixer), and Evelyn Salgado, Dalia Silverberg, and Leo Zematis (photo contributors). 
Beacon students participated in the 2020 election by serving as election judges in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. This experiential opportunity offered our students a window into the democratic process and an authentic, hands-on learning experience in a real world setting. To learn more about their experiences, please click here to view their video reflections. 
Beacon students' Ash Srivastava and Gabriella Mazursky produced this video to introduce prospective families to our amazing teachers. To view it, please click here
Our Webinar Wednesday programming provides prospective families with regular online programming focused on topics such as Montessori 101, All About IB, Student Life: Clubs & Service, Arts, Athletics, College Counseling/Alums, and more! Additional content will be added each week. To view a program, please click the links below. 
Beacon hosted a virtual Fall Open House in 2020 which included in-person, student-led tours along with virtual Zoom programming. To listen to some of our virtual programming from fall 2022, please click the links below.
Our annual welcome event for newly admitted students and their families was held virtually this year. To view excerpts from ASN, including remarks from junior Sarah Hasany and alum Ben Greer and an overview video about Beacon Academy, please click here
No one knows Beacon Academy better than our students, alums, and parents. Here's what they have to say about Beacon Academy.
  • 10th grader Nicholas shares his favorite Beacon memory here.
  • Beacon alumna Coco Sharp talks about how Beacon prepared her to go out into the world with knowledge learned from the classroom. Click here to view. 
  • Beacon parent Shubha Chakravarthy reflects on why her family chose Beacon. Click here to view.