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A Coeducational School | Early Learners to Third Grade


Our Outplacement Process

Third grade is an exciting year for our students, as they solidify old friendships and form new ones, discover new information, and anticipate new beginnings. As senior Beauvoir students, they also relish the magical quality of their final year and begin storing away wonderful memories that will connect them to Beauvoir in the years to come. 

Third grade is also a year for parents and children to choose where their lives after Beauvoir will take them. In partnership with a full-time Outplacement Team, Beauvoir parents are given the opportunity to reflect on their child's growth and assess what they want in a school for the next phase of their child’s academic, social, and emotional journey. Our Outplacement Team meets with parents and advocates for each child, maintains strong relationships with area schools, and manages supplemental admissions materials. Throughout the fall, Beauvoir hosts admission officers from area schools who provide information to third grade parents about their programs and admission processes.

Beauvoir’s Outplacement Team works with students and parents every step of the way to engage in a thorough and thoughtful process that includes: 
  • A parent group meeting in the spring of second grade
  • Individual meetings with families the summer before a student's third grade year to discuss their child’s unique needs and potential school options for fourth grade
  • A series of parent coffees hosted by Beauvoir throughout the fall where area independent school representatives visit and present information and answer questions about their programs
  • Student advocacy visits and meetings with admission officers
  • Consultation, guidance, and recommendations provided during every stage of the decision-making process.
After parents/guardians identify and submit applications to their desired schools, Beauvoir does the rest! We submit our students’ supplemental admission materials to prospective schools, including teacher recommendations, test scores, and progress reports. We also regularly share preliminary information received from area schools and applicant schools notify parents of final decisions.

Outplacement Team

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Megan Chounoune

    Megan "Megan" Chounoune 

    Head of Upper Years, Second and Third Grades
  • Photo of Anne Marie Desaulniers

    Anne Marie Desaulniers 

    Director of Learning Resources
  • Photo of Cindi Gibbs-Wilborn

    Cindi Gibbs-Wilborn 

    Head of School
  • Photo of Twanda Johnson

    Twanda Johnson 

    School Administrative Assistant
  • Photo of Holly Joyner

    Holly Joyner 

    Director of Guidance

Schools Attended by Graduates

Over the past several years, Beauvoir students have graduated to the following independent schools:

  • Blessed Sacrament
  • Bullis
  • Capitol Hill Day School
  • Georgetown Day School (GDS)
  • Grace Episcopal Day School
  • Holton-Arms
  • Lab School
  • Landon
  • Langley
  • Little Flower
  • Lowell
  • Landon
  • Maret
  • Mater Dei
  • McLean
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • National Cathedral School (NCS)
  • National Presbyterian School (NPS)
  • Norwood
  • Potomac
  • St. Albans
  • St. Andrew's Episcopal
  • St. Patrick's Episcopal
  • St. Stephen and St. Agnes
  • Sheridan
  • Sidwell Friends
  • Stone Ridge
  • Washington Episcopal School (WES)
  • Washington International School (WIS)

Outplacement Forms

3500 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Tel: (202) 537-6485
Fax: (202) 537-6512

Our Mission

At Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, we provide an extraordinary early childhood education in a diverse community that values every individual. Beauvoir’s program encourages creative, courageous learners and builds an enduring foundation for a lifelong spirit of inquiry and joy in learning.
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