We offer all levels of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), from pre-literate to advanced. We also offer a range of other classes, from Pre-GED to Citizenship.


Since 1992 BEACON, a non-profit organization based in Bristow, Virginia, has been helping individuals to build English literacy skills that improve their lives and helps their communities.


Our students not only become more fluent readers and writers of English, they also grow in their understanding of how to better care for themselves and their families as well as their understanding of American culture.

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Benedictine Sr. Dolores Dean, smiling in the St. Benedict Monastery courtyard in Bristow, came back to the religious life after nearly a half-century away.

Catholic Herald article on our own Sister Dolores

Deep peace, the kind that transforms the soul and ripples outward into the world, is not guaranteed in this life. Benedictine Sister Dolores Dean knows what it’s like to obtain such a gift, to lose it and then — nearly a lifetime later — come home to it for good.

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