To provide challenge, develop thinking skills, foster creativity, ignite intellectual curiosity and promote joyful learning.
Beacon is located on Commerce Road near the Old Greenwich border in Stamford. Our spacious facility centers around a student lounge in which students have the freedom to work independently, collaborate in groups, play music and socialize. Classes take place in comfortable classrooms that facilitate discussion and interaction. Highlights include our open art studio, professional dance studio, new science lab, cafe-style dining hall and the dueling baby grands in the student lounge.
How It Works
Students enrolled in Beacon Summer Academy’s Enrichment Camp select three courses to investigate in a four-week program based in their individual passions. In these project-based courses, Beacon’s dedicated faculty works closely with students in a hands-on setting, encouraging them to think deeply, engage creatively and grow as learners. Students may also elect to pursue advanced one-on-one courses to further enrich their individualized programs. Each Beacon Summer Academy session culminates in a student exhibition where students showcase their work for friends and family.
Entering Grades 3-5
Masks & Puppetry
Creative Writing: Storytelling
History Immersion: The Stone Age
Entering Grades 6-8
Painting & Drawing
Creative Writing: Poetry
History Immersion: The American Civil War
In addition to their core courses, students may elect to pursue one-on-one elective courses in the arts, academics and technology. Course selection for 1:1 programs is virtually limitless and could include:
Science & Engineering
History, Anthropology, Mythology
Writing, Literature, Philosophy
Instrument Lessons, Voice, Music Theory, Composition
Language Study: Latin, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese
Computer Science, Web Design, Robotics
Studio Art, Photography, Jewelry Design, Calligraphy
Architecture, Fashion Design
Graphic Design, Cartooning, 3D Rendering
Electronic Music, Film, Animation
Introduction to Acting, Musical Theater, Monologues
Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Hip Hop
Beacon Summer Academy’s curriculum is designed to challenge students with advanced content and higher order thinking. Our core courses are targeted toward students who enjoy learning advanced material in their subjects of choice. Elective courses are designed specifically to meet the needs of each unique learner. As such, there are no curricular ceilings—the sky is the limit.
Students who are interested in attending Beacon Summer Academy must submit an application and school records. Please contact us to request an application.