Beauvoir Outdoors

Beauvoir's outdoor play space is a unique setting that supports and expands the curriculum outside of the traditional classroom. Designed to meet the play and learning needs of children from infancy through the late elementary years, Beauvoir Outdoors provides our students with the chance to foster a spirit of inquiry and a joy in learning outdoors. The final piece of our master plan, Beauvoir Outdoors is meant to transform the School's outdoor space into the best learning environment possible- a place full of wonder, discovery and learning.

Our Philosophy....
Studies show that time spent playing outdoors boosts a child's happiness, health and confidence. Young children learn through free, imaginative play, which is crucial for physical, emotional, cognitive and social development. We encourage natural curiousity and exploration in a joyful and safe environment, and provide children with numerous opportunities to gain confidence, learn new skills, improve decision-making and form strong bonds with the natural world. Children who spend time outside gain independence, self-worth and a natural sense of wonder that will serve them well in their future endeavors.

Beauvoir's playground and its structures are intended for children of diverse ages. We realize that children have different capabilities to learn, play and grow. No structure is suitable for every child and depends on their abilities. Adult supervision is required at all times. 

Use of Beauvoir Outdoors...
Beauvoir Outdoors is open to the community after school and on the weekends. On days when school or camp is not in session, the playground is open for use all day. The School's web calendar will list weekdays that the school is closed. 
Beauvoir will occasionally close the playground for school events. 

We ask visitors to kindly take out what they bring onto the playground.  Large amounts of garbage should not be thrown in the small wastebaskets.  We regret that we are unable to open the restrooms on the weekends, so please plan accordingly. 
For safety reasons, dogs are not permitted on Beauvoir's playground at any time.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Who built the play equipment?  

Q. Are there restrooms?

Q. Can we bring food and beverages?

Q. Can we rent the playground?

Q. How do we rent the turf field?

Q. Where can we park?
Beauvoir Students LOVE Beauvoir Outdoors....
How We Built Beauvoir Outdoors.....
The philosophy of Beauvoir Outdoors is at the very core of the Beauvoir Summer Program. While every camp at Beauvoir takes advantage of this unique outdoor space, we offer two camps specifically designed with Beauvoir Outdoors in mind. Campers will feel like they are at a sleep-away camp as they challenge themselves on a daily basis with activities like rock climbing, hiking, fire building, team challenges, orienteering and much more, all while forming new friendships and having plenty of time for one of the most important activities any camp can offer: Just being a kid.

To learn more about Beauvoir's Summer Camp visit www.beauvoirschool.org/summer

Beauvoir Outdoors Featured in the Wall Street Journal
Our Outdoor Classroom.....
Math on the Playground
As they begin to learn geometry basics, first graders used the new playground for an exciting math lesson!

Monet Inspired Bridges
Each year our kindergarten students study the art of Monet.  See how our art teacher Mrs. Williams integrated the playground into this year's lesson!

On the Oregon Trail!
History and fun unite for a lesson on Beauvoir's playground!