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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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Leadership at this school is effective:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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This school effectively deals with bullying:
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There are 81 reviews about all of the school topics.

Effective school leaders: Agree


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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


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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


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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


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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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Beacon staff are caring, adaptable and attuned to the individuality of every student. They support kids in loving learning. We've been so happy we chose Beacon and our child is thrilled to go to school every day. We love the extended school year and extra learning days and we love how nice all the kids are and the diversity of the students.




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poor instruction, classrooms too small, children at least 1 year behind peers in public school



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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


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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


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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


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

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