A Coeducational School | Early Learners to Third Grade
Visit Our Playground
Due to current COVID-19 guidelines, the Beauvoir Playground is temporarily closed. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!
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. At Beauvoir, 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.
Beauvoir's play equipment was manufactured by Richter Spielgeräte GmbH. This choice addresses Beauvoir’s views on education, health and early childhood development, and respects the preferences and concerns voiced by our neighbors in community meetings. The play equipment consists of natural materials with natural finishes intended to blend into the landscape, which is the foreground for the Cathedral tower. There are no bright-colored plastic or steel structures.
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.
When school or camp is in session, the playground is open to the public from 6 p.m. to dusk.
When school and camp are not in session (including weekends), the playground is open from dawn to dusk.
Yes. Families are welcome to bring food and drinks to the playground. We ask visitors to kindly take out what they bring onto the playground. Large amounts of garbage should not be thrown away in the trashcans on Beauvoir's playground. Please check around to be sure all garbage and food scraps have been picked up.
No. Beauvoir's playground is not available for rental.
3500 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20016 Tel: (202) 537-6485 Fax: (202) 537-6512 Privacy
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.