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- a parent
Our child has finished the first year at Beacon. It is a fantastic school with highly skilled, caring teachers. Since it's a small school, teachers can individualize the approach they take for each student. Students are very bright. At the same time, if your child has a learning disability (for example ADHD), the school can accommodate that and come up with a specific learning plan. There are students who are gifted academically, and they are able to take some classes with higher grade students. Most schools teach to the middle and cannot individualize. Beacon is small enough to teach according to each child's unique needs and talents.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


- a parent
Due to small class size, the teachers are able to spend a lot of time and attention on each student. Teachers know what make the students succeed, and how to get them there.


Amount of homework: Agree


- a parent
Beacon is year-round, which means the students receive extra 1 1/2 to 2 months of classroom instructions. There is no homework for K-5. Instead, they spend a lot more time learning in class.

Develops character: Strongly agree


- a parent
Yes, Beacon develops honesty, integrity and fairness because of the importance the teachers place on emotional intelligence, sharing and openness.

Amount of homework: Agree


- a community member
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.




- a community member
Beacon staff are experienced, caring, adaptable and attuned to the individuality of every student. They support kids in loving learning



- a parent
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.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


- a parent
I have been amazed at the teaching staff at Beacon. My daughter comes home every night talking about cool things she learned. She is very engaged in her learning.


Amount of homework: Agree


- a parent
I really appreciate how Beacon handles homework. There is a lot of support and communication so that students never need to be overwhelmed.

Develops character: Strongly agree


- a parent
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.

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