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.
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 positive relationships with them so they know they are cared for at school.
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 there a short time, teachers are extremely responsive and always willing to make time to talk. My daughter felt comfortable there from day 1 and has an extremely easy transition. She is happy and doing well.
The school has high expectations for the students. If a student is struggling, they teach the child the communicate that they need help. I believe they have a strong tone of honest and open communication.