Are You Investing In Your Child’s Academic Future, Or Paying For Babysitting And Playtime


When it comes to childcare, parents really have two options: 1, enroll the child in a daycare, or 2, enroll the child in a private school that has an early learning department. Dollar for dollar, the money spent is largely equitable; yet in one, the student obtains an academic edge and exposure, while in the other, the child is simply supervised.

Starting your child off in a private school instead of a daycare has so many advantages. A private school has multiple grade levels and is an educational facility. In a school, there are state certified teachers and principals who oversee and implement state certified learning programs. Private schools themselves have accreditation from state and national school associations, which means, a more academic approach is present at a private school than at a daycare center.

Children starting off in a private school will achieve confidence that grows with them as they advance to the next level within the Early Childhood Department. Children will even confidently move from the Early Education Department into the Elementary Education Department with ease and comfort. By staying in the same school, there is no reason for students to suffer anxiety or fear. Transitions are simple and students are excited to “move up”. Students who are comfortable within their surroundings, who also are building consistent friendships, and are becoming familiar with other private school staff, achieve more as learning and growth become the focus.

Beacon Hill School is a private school that can accommodate your child from the toddling stage through 8t​ h​ grade. The program offers children the opportunity to succeed in a nurturing, supportive, and creative environment. Additionally, the program for all students, including the early learners, lasts 212 school days! This is much longer than other schools, allowing for higher levels of achievement and cognition.

At Beacon Hill School, upon entering a classroom, one immediately notices the rapport between teachers and students, the care and concern for each student, and the supportive atmosphere of fun and enjoyment as the children learn and play together. The children display eagerness to learn and happiness in their achievements. They participate in all activities willingly and are never pressured.

Comparisons and findings between an actual pre-school and a basic daycare can be read at a popular site called ​Mom Junction​ that was reviewed by Dr. Shrestha Dhar (M.A, M. Phil (Clinical Psychology)) which is linked here.

The article above advises that, “Daycare centers mainly cater to working parents and focus on taking care of the child, feeding them, putting them to sleep, and making them play for some time.”
At Beacon Hill, the Early Learning Department prepares your child for the first grade and beyond! This is carefully coordinated at all levels within the Beacon Hill Private School Program. Further, the school recognizes that parents need before and aftercare, which it offers. All students may arrive as early as 6:30 in the morning, and leave as late as 6:00 in the evening.

When choosing the right fit for your child, please contact Beacon Hill School in Hollywood (954) 963-2600 to get an in-person tour or a virtual tour in order to begin your child’s wonderful journey in early academics.

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What Parents are Saying

This school is wonderful. My son has been behind in everything due to his previous school, but is catching up tremendously thanks to Beacon Hill Hollywood. THE STAFF IS WONDERFUL...”
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“I absolutely love this Beacon Hill School!!!
My son has been attending since he was 2yrs turning 3yrs, now he is 4yrs old and in his second year at Beacon Hill School!
My son is thriving...”
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“My son came from public school where he wasn't doing so well academically and socially. I took him out of public school and enrolled him in BH.
He's doing so much better in his academics he has made the Honor Roll for Q1 and Q2...”

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“Beacon Hill is an amazing school. The Principal is a consummate professional who has committed herself to the relationship she has with students, parents and faculty. The programs are far advanced...”

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“My daughter has completed her second year at Beacon Hill School. She
will be starting the 1st grade on Aug. 5th this year. She has completed
the national based exam SAT for kinder-gardeners and scored a perfect

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Beacon Hill School have Pre-Kindergarten?

Yes, the Early Childhood Department consists of programs for children of 1 year , twos, threes, and Junior Kindergarten.

Public schools and many Kindergartens have usually around 180 days or so for attendance. How many days does Beacon Hill School Pre-Kindergarten have?

Our Early Childhood Department and grades are in session for 212 days.

Are classes full with many students?

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.

Does the school teach on or with computers?

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.

Do students at Beacon Hill School do standard testing and do well?

Our student body has traditionally scored better than the local public schools and above the national average on the standardized tests.

How does the school deal with standards?

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.

What options are available in the summer time at Beacon Hill School?

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.

How long has Beacon Hill School been established and is it a family owned or a corporate school franchise?

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.

Private schools can be very good but can lack some standard accreditations and school memberships, how does Beacon Hill School fair with this?

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.

Does the school have science classes and any special subjects for children?

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.