Manila
International curriculum
Ages 14 to 18

The Beacon Academy

CurriculumInternational
Age RangeAges 14 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
Avg. students per class 15
Max. students per class 20
First year fees:

School Information

Number of students

100

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

Average class size is between 12-15 students.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Filipino, Mandarin, Spanish

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Admission test and interview

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Acceptance in the the Academy is based on a belief that the student will be able to cope with the academic curriculum offered. In cases where the Admissions Committee feels that learning support may be needed, acceptance shall depend on the school's capacity to meet such needs. In certain cases, conditional acceptance may be given and supporting agreement signed by the parents and school.

School start time

8:00 am

School finish time

G9 - G10: 2:45 pm
G11- G12: 3:20 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Student council, Model United Nations, chorale, school newsletter, school yearbook, basketball, soccer, chess, cross country, badminton, table tennis, track and field, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, swimming team, dance.

School provided lunches

The cafeteria offers breakfast, snacks, and lunch during recess and lunch periods.

Sports activities included

There are four focus areas in physical education: wellness (fitness, personal health choices, growth and development, interpersonal relationships, safe living), sports and games (individual, partner, and team sports), movement, rhythm composition and performance, outdoor and adventure challenges and activities. Each of these focus areas contains a theoretical component to reinforce skills and concepts learned.

Sports facilities at the school

Football field, Olympic-sized swimming pool, basketball court, fitness room.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Established in 2009, the Beacon Academy is an independent, non-profit, co-educational secondary school that provides a four-year college preparatory program to children of all nationalities, ages 14 - 18.

It strives to be a learning community in which the collaborative search for understanding fosters thoughtful discourse, knowledge of self and the world community, and personal relationships that enhance moral character, mutual respect, and compassion. The Academy trusts in the strength and optimism of its students and their capacity to change the world.

Teaching approach of the school

The Beacon Academy applies Discussion-Based Learning in many of its classes: a teaching method that encourages all students to speak up and take responsibility for their education.

Location

Get in touch with the school

School's webpage: www.beaconacademy.ph
Address: Cecilia Araneta Parkway, Biñan, 4024, Laguna, Biñan, Laguna, Philippines