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A Coeducational School | Early Learners to Third Grade

Application

Beauvoir is committed to enrolling children in pre-kindergarten through third grade from a wide variety of family structures, as well as ethnic, racial, cultural, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The school admits approximately 60 children to pre-kindergarten, and 25 children to kindergarten each year. We welcome first, second and third grade applicants and children are admitted to those grades when an appropriate opening occurs. We hope the chart below helps to clarify which grade to consider for your child. 
 
Applicants for the 2023-2024 school year must be:
  • 4 years old by 8/31/23 for Pre-Kindergarten
  • 5 years old by 8/31/23 for Kindergarten
  • 6 years old by 8/31/23 for First Grade
  • 7 years old by 8/31/23 for Second Grade
  • 8 years old by 8/31/23 for Third Grade
 
For current Beauvoir families interested in applying to the School, kindly log in to the Parent Resource Board and go to the pin titled 'Application and Financial Aid Process for Current Beauvoir Families.' For siblings of former Beauvoir students, we welcome your application and please contact the Admissions Office with any questions.
 
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This year we hope to offer both in-person and virtual events including Tours, Information Sessions, Parent/Caregiver Meetings and Group Applicant Visits for the children. If, for any reason and in keeping the safety of our children and yours a priority, the School decides to move all events to a virtual platform we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

 

Steps in the Application Process

List of 11 items.

  • Getting Started

    Parents and caregivers will need to create an account with Ravenna in order to register for admissions events and apply to the school.  Please keep your login and password handy, as they are your gateway to the application process.  Once you have created your account, select Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, to register for an event and/or begin the application process.
  • Parent/Caregiver Tours (Required)

    • In-person and some virtual tours are offered weekday mornings from September through December
    • Approximately 75 minutes
    • Required, unless you have previously toured the school
  • Apply (Required)

    • Please apply via Ravenna
    • An application is required in order for the Admissions Team to schedule visits for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten applicants. For first through third grade applicants, an application is required for consideration. (For more information, please refer to the Applicant Visits section below)
    • A non-refundable $70 application fee is required
    • Applications due to Beauvoir by January 6, 2023



  • Applicant Visits

    Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten (Required): In-person group visits will be scheduled by the Admissions Office for families who have submitted an application for their child(ren).  The Admissions Team will send you an email with the date and time of your child’s visit, which may be scheduled from mid-November through February. Please note: you will receive an email from the Admissions Office about two weeks prior to the scheduled visit informing you of the date and time.
     
    Children will visit Beauvoir with about 6 other applicants similar in age. Beauvoir embraces and celebrates each child’s unique qualities, so whether your child is soft spoken or teeming with news to share, please know that we will work to make them feel at home during our time together!  Our goal is to make this a child-friendly visit. We are unable to offer tours during this time.

    First through Third Grade: We welcome first through third grade applicants and encourage families interested in these grade levels to apply! First through third grade applicants are scheduled for an applicant visit if an appropriate opening occurs and all required documents are received.
  • Applicant Evaluations

    The WISC-V evaluation is required for third grade applicants only. If this presents a challenge for any reason, please contact a member of the Admissions Team. We look forward to partnering with you. An evaluation is not required nor accepted for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first, and second grade applicants for the 2023-2024 admissions season.
  • Teacher Recommendation (Required)

    • A Teacher Recommendation from the 2022-2023 school year is due to Beauvoir by January 13, 2023
    • Please submit the form to your child's teacher via Ravenna after November 11, 2022
    • Completed forms should be submitted directly from the recommending teacher and returned via Ravenna or by email to Lauren Pate at lauren.pate@cathedral.org.

     
  • Report Card (Required only for Applicants to First, Second or Third Grade)

    • Most recent report card from 2022-2023 school year
    • Due to Beauvoir by January 13, 2023
    • Report cards should be submitted and returned directly from your child's school via Ravenna or by email to Lauren Pate at lauren.pate@cathedral.org
  • Events: Getting to Know Beauvoir! (Optional)

    We very much look forward to welcoming you to various upcoming events, which will include receptions and various Informational Sessions such as Belonging: DEI at Beauvoir, Overview of the Financial Aid and Admissions Process and more!  Additional details will be posted soon and registration will open via Ravenna on September 1, 2022.
  • Parent/Caregiver Meeting (Optional)

    • Offered select weekday mornings and afternoons, both in person and virtually
    • Available from September through December
    • Please register via Ravenna beginning September 1, 2022
  • Out-of-Town Applicants

    We are thrilled to welcome out-of-town applicants to Beauvoir and look forward to partnering with you to accommodate your schedule!  Our Admissions Office can offer a virtual option and we hope this flexibility helps to streamline the process for you.  Whenever possible, we like to have children applying for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten participate in our regularly scheduled group visits. Please inform us as soon as possible of any dates you plan to be in the area so we can schedule an in person visit.  We know that your questions may be unique to your circumstances, so please reach out to us at any time.
  • Beauvoir Sibling Application Information

    We are delighted to receive applications for siblings of current and former Beauvoir students!  For current Beauvoir families interested in applying for the 2023-2024 school year, please log on to the Parent Resource Board and go to the pin titled Application and Financial Aid Process for Current Beauvoir Families.  For siblings of former Beauvoir students, we welcome your application and please contact the Admissions Office with any questions.  We can't wait to see you again!

Admissions Process
At-A-Glance

All steps required
unless otherwise noted

☐  Parent/Caregiver Group Tour (Required)
Weekdays from September through December

☐  Parent/Caregiver Meeting (Optional)
Weekdays from September through January

☐ Application
Due by Friday, January 6, 2023

☐ Photo
Due by Friday, January 6, 2023

☐ Applicant Visit (Required for Pre-K and K only) 
Visits will be scheduled from November through February for those who have submitted an application.

☐ WPPSI-IV or WISC-V Evaluation (Not required for Pre-K, K, 1st and 2nd grade applicants)
 
☐ WISC-V Evaluation (Required for 3rd grade applicants)
  
☐ Teacher Recommendations (Required) 
Due by January 13, 2023
 
☐ Report Cards (Required 1st – 3rd only) 
Due by January 13, 2023

☐ Financial Aid Forms 
Due by January 20, 2023

Meet the Admissions Team

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Margaret Hartigan

    Margaret Hartigan 

    Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
    202-537-6492
  • Photo of Lauren Pate

    Lauren Pate 

    Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
    202-537-6493
  • Photo of Salma Agha

    Salma Agha 

    Assistant Director of Admissions
    202-537-5720
Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational, admissions, scholarship, or employment programs.
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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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