Being a Cathedral School
As students in one of the three schools of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation, Beauvoir’s children share in the rich life of the Washington National Cathedral community. Children can be seen exploring the Cathedral’s vast resources and beauty…identifying herbs in the Bishop’s Garden…touring the bell tower high above Washington…looking for the moon rock in the space window, and participating in joyful chapel services.
The Cathedral’s mission as “a house of prayer for all people” informs Beauvoir’s view of life and learning that values differences, recognizes commonality, respects all faiths and cultures and appreciates the complexity of the world in which we all live.
Our School’s Episcopal identity reinforces Beauvoir’s belief in education that promotes responsibility and develops character. These values are taught daily through our social curriculum which complements our vigorous academic curriculum.
A School for Young Children
Beauvoir: French for Beautiful View...
Why should an elementary school begin with a “beautiful view” of learning?
Young children learn at a pace that can defy the imagination. They also learn in a complex way. Young children are in search of knowledge. This search is a process of discovery, which begins at Beauvoir.
We believe that the most effective education is the education that occurs when children are engaged, excited and motivated by a “beautiful view” of learning. For children to make the most of their education, they should be in an elementary school that values them, knows how to challenge and nurture them, and encourages their self-worth and sense of responsibility.
Beauvoir is a school that begins with children, continues with children and--ultimately never ends because the dynamic foundation it provides students in their early childhood and elementary years continues to guide them throughout a lifetime.
To be a student at Beauvoir is to learn that learning never ends!