Alpha Beacon Christian School

525 W. 42nd Ave.,
San Mateo, CA, 94403-0944
Tel: (650)212-4222
Grades: NS - 12 | 150 students
Alpha Beacon offers families a Bible-based education with emphasis on character training in order to prepare young people to become the godly leaders of tomorrow.
Alpha Beacon, founded in 1969, is accredited by ACSI and provides excellent academics and a safe environment for learning in the San Mateo community.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Christian (no specific denomination)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12
Year Founded 1969

Student Body

Total Students 150 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 60%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 15%
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 3 courses

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges from $3,050 to $9,800 (2010 - 2011 school year, from part-time Pre-School & Pre-K up through Grade 12). 10% tuition discount for a second child living in the same family household. Pre-School morning program is available 2 and 3 days per
% on Financial Aid 20%
Acceptance Rate 95%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports BasketballSoccerVolleyballBasketballSoccer,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Cheerleading, Community Service, Music and Performing Arts, Student Council, Washington, D.C. trip every 3 years, Yearbook Cheerleading, Yearbook, Community Service,
Music and Performing Arts,
Student Council,
Washington, D.C. trip every 3 years,

School Notes:

    • Alpha Beacon students have traditionally maintained high academic standings in mathematics, sciences, history, and the English language.
    • Alumni of Alpha Beacon have attended and graduated from major universities, including UC California, Stanford, UCLA, West Point, Azusa Pacific, and Biola University.
    • International students are accepted (I 20--SEVIS), provided that they demonstrate proficient English language skills, both written and spoken. Extracurricular activities include high school sports, performing arts and trips to Washington, D.C. and Sacramento. Upper elementary students have the opportunity to learn to play the guitar, and they participate in Outdoor Education in the fall. ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) provides students the opportunity to participate in the Spelling Bee competition and Art Faire. High school students and Jr. High students have an annual student retreat. Art is integrated with learning in history and Bible classes, and students produce creative, outstanding, and beautiful drawings, paintings, and clay sculptures.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Notre Dame High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Transfiguration Nursery School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Gloria Dei Lutheran Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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