About Our School

  • We are partnering with the YMCA of the Triangle to build a facility that includes an elementary school and a YMCA. The endeavor is intended to create pathways for an emerging neighborhood whose residents would be able to build a better future through education, wellness, housing, medical access and access to healthy foods.

    The school will serve more than 400 students and will include a gymnasium, workout space, group fitness room, multipurpose space and an outdoor swimming pool. All of the children who attend the school will be given free swim lessons.

    Our Mission

    A place for the community to get healthy, connect and build relationships

    Our Core Values 

    • Community Responsive Project Based Learning
    • Leadership and Character Development
    • Culture of Innovation
    • Personalization
    • Out-of-school Experiences
    • Daily Physical Education/Swimming

    Focus Areas

    • Physical Education every day
    • Swim lessons for every student
    • Community participation in critical decisions
    • Additional administrative, specialist, and support staff with salary supplements
    • Extended professional development
    • Programming incorporating learning kitchen and gardens
    • Easy integration of volunteers and partnerships

School Insights

    • Address: 1436 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh
    • Grades: K-5
    • Calendar: Traditional
    • Building Facts: Beacon site will include a gymnasium, workout space, group fitness room, multipurpose space, a pool, playground, and an athletic field. Also, includes mixed - income housing and commercial spaces.