Admission FAQs 2017-02-01T15:43:58+00:00

Admission FAQs

2101 Livingston Street Oakland, CA 94606

Contact Director of Admissions – A’ja Dotson Adotson@beconday.org

Beacon is 35.

In 1982, Beacon Day School opened its doors — first as an early childhood program in a few rooms in the Oakland Hills, and in 1987 encompassing an elementary school in its present location on the Oakland Waterfront. By 1991 it had grown to include grades 6 to 8.

First Day of School – August 30, 2016

Middle School Last Day of Classes – June 30, 2017

Elementary School Last Day of Classes – July 28, 2017

Beacon Extended School Time: B.E.S.T.

Beacon understands that for many families and children the school day does not end with the last class. We offer a number of options for the extended day, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (all with an additional fee). Drop-off for the regular school day begins at 8:30 (no additional fee).

Financial Aid

Beacon’s financial aid program is one component of the school’s commitment to diversity. Financial aid is available for students in kindergarten through grade 8 based on financial need.

For any questions related to tuition, deposits or financial aid, please contact Daniel Kraham, director of finance and operations, 510.437.2312 or dkraham@beaconday.org.

Spanish

All Beacon students study Spanish, beginning in kindergarten. Our language classes prepare students to effectively use the Spanish language in and out of the classroom and develop a knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of Spanish cultures around the world. Our Middle School Spanish classes prepare students for continued study of Spanish in high school.