Athletics Overview

Beacon Academy encourages participation in interscholastic athletics under the guidance of the Illinois High School Association. Our goal is to enrich the student within the frameworks of our unique educational experience while navigating the work-life balance of high school. We hope to encourage lifelong habits of physical fitness as well as ethical character traits that one needs to function in real-world settings.
We promote perseverance and work ethic through the challenges of athletics. The most effective trait is learning how to compete through adversity, whether winning or losing. In sports, failures often arise throughout competition, perseverance and work ethic can help to overcome these hardships. Athletics affords Beacon athletes to rebound after dramatic failures while retaining their motivation to win with honor and dignity.
Athletics plays an integral role in the Beacon Academy experience. It is an extension of our classrooms where dynamic growth occurs. We encourage collaborative teamwork, thinking, and dedication towards a common goal. We are about supporting and sacrificing for the team, about competing with traits that bring out the best in yourself, your teammates, and your opponents, and about winning and losing with humility. It’s all about the challenge – one that we enthusiastically embrace.
Our emphasis is on chasing excellence within ourselves and our programs. We raise the bar!
Participation is prized at Beacon. We encourage our students to get involved in as many extracurricular activities as they desire. You can try a sport for the first time or you can train at a level that prepares you for collegiate competition. Developing grit, dedication, teamwork, and leadership, whilst learning to take risks. These traits help ensure success for students beyond our campus walls. Our athletes are as exceptional and high-achieving in competition as they are in the classroom.
The school’s commitment to a no-cut policy with respect to athletics ensures inclusivity, regardless of a student’s skill level or experience.
Beacon Academy is a participating member of the Lake Shore Athletic League. The Conference sponsors soccer, cross country, volleyball, basketball, and track. In addition to our conference sports, Beacon offers competitive tennis, sailing, and squash to go alongside our activities which include chess, fencing, and ultimate frisbee.
Physical Examination
Students registering for Athletics must have a current physical examination on file in the Activities office before the student is authorized to participate in practice/tryouts. To ensure clearance for participation, physicals should be completed and turned in to the Activities office no later than 3 school days prior to the first day of practice/tryouts.
Physicals are valid for *13 Months* from the date of the last exam.
Beacon Academic Merchandise
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James Torres
Director of Athletics
For questions about Athletics at Beacon Academy?
Contact James Torres

Lake Shore Athletic League

Our league covers 31 miles of the Chicagoland area.

  • Our members include: (Acero) Cruz HS
  • Beacon Academy
  • British School
  • Christian Heritage Academy
  • Horizon Science Academy-McKinley Park
  • Intrinsic Schools-Downtown
  • Lycee Francais de Chicago
  • Morgan Park Academy
  • Roycemore School
  • Waldorf School
  • Wolcott College Prep