FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions about Beacon Hill School
Q. Does Beacon Hill School have Pre-Kindergarten?
A. Yes, the Early Childhood Department consists of programs for children of 1 year , twos, threes, and Junior Kindergarten.
Q. Public schools and many Kindergartens have usually around 180 days or so for attendance. How many days does Beacon Hill School Pre-Kindergarten have?
A. Our Early Childhood Department and grades are in session for 212 days.
Q. Are classes full with many students?
A. We believe in keeping our classes small so that the needs of each individual can be met. We cap classes at 14 for Early childhood and 22 for grades.
Q. Does the school teach on or with computers?
A. We are extremely proud of our state-of-the-art computer lab. We have 20 Pentium processors that are networked together and are connected to the Internet at 1 G speed. We utilize a filtered platform from a web company. Our computer classes are taught by a computer systems analyst and includes developing keyboarding skills, understanding how to use the word processor, setting up databases, and working with spreadsheets.
Q. Do students at Beacon Hill School do standard testing and do well?
A. Our student body has traditionally scored better than the local public schools and above the national average on the standardized tests.
Q. How does the school deal with standards?
A. Students who attend Beacon Hill School are expected to maintain very high standards, both academically and socially. The Parent-Student Handbook outlines in detail policies concerning homework, tests, grading, honor roll, student behavior and disciplinary procedures.
Q. What options are available in the summer time at Beacon Hill School?
A. Beacon Hill School has Summer Camp in July. This program has been in place for more than 60 years. We have a robust active Summer Camp. Besides all types of learning we also have acres of fun featuring swimming, sports, field trips and special events for an unforgettable experience! We open at 6:30am to 6pm from the start of July to the end of July for our Hollywood area Summer Camp.
Q. How long has Beacon Hill School been established and is it a family owned or a corporate school franchise?
A. Founded by Irving and Cherie Liss in 1959, Beacon Hill School continues to be run by the Liss family under the leadership of Executive Director Andrew Liss. Beacon Hill School is an independent, traditional, all-faith, coeducational school incorporating preschool through grade eight in Hollywood, Florida.
Q. Private schools can be very good but can lack some standard accreditations and school memberships, how does Beacon Hill School fair with this?
A. Beacon Hill School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Independent Schools of Florida, and the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation, Middle States and is a member of the National Council for Private School Accreditation and the Broward County Non Public School Association. We also have many awards and achievements.
Q. Does the school have science classes and any special subjects for children?
A. We have a fully equipped Science Laboratory. Our academic program consists of English, reading, social studies, science, and mathematics as well as the special subjects of computers, Spanish, art, physical education, and music/dance/drama. Our curriculum meets and exceeds all requirements of both the State of Florida and Broward County.
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What School Offers the Young Child
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