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K-8|Private
110 students
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School leader:  Suzanne Abbey
2101 Livingston Street
Oakland, CA 94606

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(510) 436-4466
(510) 437-2313
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"Beacon helps caring parents raise fearless kids."

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Before / After care
    Before, After
  • Dress policy
    Dress code
  • Transportation
    None
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Academic focus
    Arts (all), Environmental, Multiculturalism / Global...
  • Arts
    Graphics, Video and film production, Choir / Chorus...
  • World languages
    Spanish
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90 reviews

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How would you rate your experience at this school?

5 STARS
37
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1 STAR
8

Recent Comments


Amount of homework: Just right
Submitted by a community member · December 09, 2015
Research shows that homework in elementary school (other than reading) does not improve learning outcomes and too much homework is detrimental. I am so grateful Beacon does not do homework below 5th grade.

Overall:
Submitted by a community member · December 09, 2015
Beacon staff are experienced, caring, adaptable and attuned to the individuality of every student. They support kids in loving learning

Grateful to: Staff member
Submitted by a community member · December 09, 2015
Thank you Beacon staff for teaching, loving, and caring for my child every day and creating an environment where he loves to go to school! Thank you for knowing that teaching is more than making kids learn information but that it includes building... more

Overall:
Submitted by a parent · October 09, 2015
My daughter started 6th grade this fall at Beacon Day. We were very excited to go here but worried that the school would not live up to the hype of admissions rhetoric. I am happy to say that it was everything and more. Although we have only been... more

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About this school

Beacon is a school like no other, though precisely what every school should be. Beacon is a way of educating that frees minds, open hearts and releases spirits, to help children thrive in our ever changing world. One by one, at their own pace, our students become critical thinkers, problem solvers and creative explorers who are articulate, capable and fearless. Together, our students learn how to get along, help others, and lead through tolerance, compassion, empathy and altruism.

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Beacon Day School
2101 Livingston Street, Oakland, CA  94606
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 90 reviews. (510) 436-4466
Last modified Beacon Day School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
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