Beacon is a great school . This is my daughters first year and so far I am very impressed with the school . There is so much going on ,Clubs , Sports , Community service , My daughter is busy and very , very happy !!!
Beacon was the place that proved to me that anything is possible. The kids are talented, the teachers are mad cool. I originally wanted to go to art school, but I went to beacon instead because it sounded like a community I needed to be involved in, to this day, I will never regret my decsion to attend.
Although there is alot of work, in the end it really helps you. All the teachers and staff are nice. Its a friendly and very supportive communinty. There are awesome clubs and afterschool activites. Beacon is the best, there is no other school like it.
Beacon offers almost every advantage a good independent (private) school offers, but does so at no cost to students or parents. My son graduated from Beacon last year and went on to college this year. He (and we) couldn't have been happier with what Beacon gave him.
I loved Beacon. I wouldn't want to go to any other school Not only do you bond with other students, you bond with the teachers as well. They are always there for you, whether you need help with school, or just somebody to talk to. I love Beacon!
I loved Beacon because all the teachers were incredibly knowledgeable, caring, and passionate about everything they touched. Beacon's philosophy is based on creating incredibly analytical and innovative students. The school sponsors some amazing trips that compliment the learning that goes on in the classroom. Overall, I found my experience at Beacon to be a very special one that would have been unparalleled at any other school. Plus, PBA's over regents any day of the week.
Beacon has provided an education for my two daughters delivered with passion, and dedication. The school is cultured with an intellectual student body that not only is taught by teachers, but can share their own knowledge with others.
It's an amazing community and everyone gets along so well. The teaching there is unique and inspires you in unconventional yet life changing ways. I would rather be at Beacon than any other high school.
The Beacon School is great. The teacher's really care about the students and by the time you graduate, you will be more than adequately prepared for college.
Not only is the environment friendly and safe, the classes are one of a kind, and teach skills necessary for the outside world. Overall, a fun school to be at.
Beacon proves that one doesn't need to send a child to private school in order to receive a top-knotch education
The Beacon School has so many different clubs, sports teams, and trips. For example, there were kids who went to India who learned dances and songs that they performed there. There are trips that had gone to Spain and will go to Ireland, Greece, Italy, and Costa Rica (a science trip). The best thing about these trips are that if not everyone can go on the trip for various economic reasons, then nobody goes. There are really great teachers that are there all the time for tutoring or anything that you might need. Also, Beacon really needs the money. All of the budget cuts have limited our school to having certain quotas for printing out paper (used for kids who need to print homework out because they don't have printers and for people who are in art/photography). Many of the great programs will be cut if there is not enough money for the teachers or the supplies...
great teachers, small enough high school to notice everyone, big enough to have a diverse array of activities, great college advisors.
Attending the The Beacon School is one of the smartest moves I have ever made in my life. The teachers are more than educators, the curriculum is more than books and lectures, the environment is far, far beyond that of an average high school in NYC. The Beacon School is where every high school student wishes they could be.
Going to The Beacon School was beyond my wildest dreams of what high school was like. It's an extremely caring and loving environment with some of the best teachers around. Every teacher is there because they want to be teaching and because they care about their students. As an alum of the school (Class of '08) I can say that Beacon truly prepared me for college. Many schools put stress on test taking and the SATs. Beacon, however, teaches you more than that. I learned how to write 10 page papers, how to deconstruct text, and how to properly do research. On top of all that, Beacon provides a fantastic social environment, amazing arts programs, and opportunities to travel. Because of Beacon I'm at a great college, doing very well, and will always be able to look back at high school with fond memories.
All the programs and the traveling abroad opportunities, and the exchanges with spain/france/ etc. the teachers know how to relate to kids and keep us really interested in what they are teaching
Beacon was a place that brought together students from all parts of NYC. The teachers are very supportive and the education received is amazing. I wouldn't have gone to any other high school.
Beacon is wonderful school because it is a place where learning is a conversation. Our experience is hands on and propelled by technology, Socratic dialogue and art. The administration believes in preserving programs that most school budgets slash first, and they inspire and enable us to offer courses as diverse as the students who travel as much as two hours in each direction to be part of the Beacon community. Being a New York City public school teacher is by no means easy but being at Beacon ensures that most of my days are inspiring and filled with moments of unimaginable pride and joy.
Beacon is the BEST high school! I enjoyed my 4 years of high school because of beacon! The atmosphere, the people, the relationship that a class has with one another. It's just amazing! Sports and the arts are a major focus in out school. I was part of the theater program and without that program who knows where I would have been during my four years of high school. Both sports and the arts brings our school together, everyone supports all programs. It doesnt matter if you like the sport or the show or the art that is on display, everyone in the school is there to support eachother! Without these programs our school wouldnt be a 'family' and it would just be a school that all you do is learn math and english etc. these programa make school fun, so keep our school fun please!
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