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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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81 reviews

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1 STAR
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Recent Reviews


Effective school leaders: Agree
Submitted by a parent · October 23, 2016
Suzanne is an experienced Head of School with a long history of leadership in Bay Area Independent schools. She is super hard working and has made many positive contributions to the school since coming 3 years ago.

Develops character: Strongly agree
Submitted by a parent · October 23, 2016
The kids at Beacon are really nice kids and care about each other and learn how to work together. Te teachers model these values in a warm and caring environment and the kids follow their lead.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree
Submitted by a parent · October 23, 2016
We really like our current teacher who send helpful newsletters home every friday and is creative with the projects and assignments. All the other teachers we've had in past years were great too!

Amount of homework: Strongly agree
Submitted by a parent · October 23, 2016
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.

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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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Last modified: October 23, 2016
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