A New Secondary School: Beacon School For Boys, L.A.


Beacon School For Boys


There’s a new private secondary school for boys that will open its doors for grades 6-9 in Sept. 2016, adding through grade 12 by 2019. The school’s two founders are experienced educators from Harvard-Westlake.¬†Jennifer Dohr is a mom at Archer School For Girls and Harvard-Westlake. Oona Miller Hanson is a mom at Archer and Carpenter Community Charter public school.

We wish them success with this exciting endeavor!–Christina



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Christina Simon: Los Angeles, California, United States I'm the mom of two kids who attended The Willows School in Culver City and Viewpoint School in Calabasas. My daughter is a graduate of Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism ('23) and my son is a sophomore at UPenn/Wharton ('26). I live in Coldwater Canyon with my husband, Barry, and our dogs. Contact me at csimon2007@gmail.com

4 thoughts to “A New Secondary School: Beacon School For Boys, L.A.”

  1. Interesting. Christina, do you know what the research says about all-boys schools vs mixed gender in terms of who it would suit & why? I’m somewhat familiar with the research done for all-girls schools, but I’d be curious to know your thoughts. Thanks for the head’s up on this!

    1. It sounds interesting, doesn’t it? A friend of mine just told me she knows one of the founders. I saw on Beacon’s website that they mentioned some research about the benefits of all-boys schools. –Christina

  2. Christina,

    My Co-founder, Oona Hanson, and I want to thank you for your recent post about Beacon School for Boys. We so appreciate your support, and we invite you and your readers to submit the “Contact” form on our website (www.beaconforboys.org) so that you will be invited to all of our upcoming events (we’re holding an Envisioning Session on May 5 and a screening on May 28). And Gina, thank you for your question about research, which we address in our Envisioning Sessions; we’ll also continue to build our website with information of this nature.

    Jennifer Dohr and Oona Hanson
    Beacon School for Boys

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