Beacon is run like a private school. They have a challenging curriculum which is taught by a bright, young, innovative and demanding faculty. Truly inspiring to the students who go there. I am so grateful that our daughter has the priviledge of attending this excellent school.
Beacon is great for a lot of reasons. A couple of my favorites: it teaches our kids HOW to think, not WHAT to think; and it values creativity and concern for the world we live in.
The devoted and committed teachers make this school the place that it is for learning and growing.
my son is a senior and i feel that the education and social experiences he has had there will last a lifetime!!!
Outstanding school that through challenging assignments creates an environment to encourage students to think for themselves. Succeeding while at Beacon gives the students a great advantage for the next stage of their education. Diversity, terrific faculty, creativity, and level of excellence = Beacon!
It is strong academically while maintaining a warm environment. The teachers are wonderfully and it attracts kids who are really nice people.
I am a freshman at beacon and I love it so much! the classes are so interesting and the teachers are great!
Beacon is the proof that you can get oustanding teaching coupled with a very relaxed environment who really treat young people like intelligent people and not like kids. It's the Beacon Way, no surprise it's the most sought after school in New York city. Fantastic experience for my boy.
My daughter loves the school. It is challenging, but she is enjoying the work. She was accepted to other area schools, but Beacon had her heart. She loves it!
My daughter is a sophomore at Beacon. She is learning lessons which will be invaluable throughout life; How to manage time, strive to do her best, presentation skills, community service. In addition, the academics are challenging. She will be well-prepared for college and is becoming very well-rounded and confident in her abilities.
There is not a bad teacher in the bunch -- they are all inspiring. My son has absolutely thrived in the loving, caring environment
The teachers are engaging and committed, the courses offered are stimulating and the students are held to standard where they are expected to deliver high quality work.
The work is challenging and interesting. This is my daughter's first year of high school and she is very happy. Socially and academically she stays engaged and motivated.
Beacon is affords students diverse areas of interests and is more like a high quality liberal arts college while it really prepares students to think creatively and deeply due to the strong belief in discussion or seminar style learning and teachers approach their material with extreme passion and instill deep understanding of content.
The teachers at Beacon have such dedication for their students and a great love to teach to bring out the best in each child. My child has been so happy going to this school. Everyone at Beacon is just like one big family.
Great education that brings out the best in every student. The teachers are always there for the students when they need extra help or participating at after school activities.d
I love that Beacon taught me to think a lot further than I ever expected to be taught in high school. Beacon also has great opportunities in art, including photography and music.
For its encouragemnt of independent thinking and the variaty of programs from Music to photo to soccer with no field or gym
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