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A Coeducational School | Early Learners to Third Grade

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Thank you for your interest in Beauvoir!  We are now accepting online applications, along with regsitration for our virtual admissions events, via Ravenna.  We look forward to meeting you! 
 
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 54 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 opening occurs.  We hope the chart below helps to clarify which grade to consider for your child.

Applicants for the 2021-2022 school year must be:
4 years old by 8/31/21 for Pre-Kindergarten
5 years old by 8/31/21 for Kindergarten
6 years old by 8/31/21 for First Grade
7 years old by 8/31/21 for Second Grade
8 years old by 8/31/21 for Third Grade

Please note: 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.

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Steps in the Application Process

List of 11 items.

  • Getting Started

    Parents and Guardians 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.
  • Virtual Parent/Guardian Group Tours (Required)

    • Offered weekday mornings and afternoons from September through early January
    • Approximately one-hour (60 mins)
    • Required, unless you have previously visited Beauvoir
  • Apply (Required)

    • Please apply via Ravenna
    • An application is required in order for the Admissions Team to schedule virtual 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 Virtual Applicant Visits section below.)
    • A non-refundable $70 application fee is required
    • Applications due to Beauvoir by January 8, 2021
  • Virtual Applicant Visits

    Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten (Required): Virtual visits will be scheduled from December through February for families who have submitted an application for their child(ren).  The Admissions Team will be in touch with further details.  If, for any reason, a virtual visit presents a challenge, please reach out to any member of the Admissions Team. 
     
    First through Third Grade: Children are admitted in first, second, and third grades when an appropriate opening occurs, therefore not all applicants will be scheduled for a virtual visit.  Should the possibility of an appropriate opening occur, the Admissions Team will be in touch with further details.  If, for any reason, a virtual visit presents a challenge, please reach out to any member of the Admissions Team. 
  • Applicant Evaluations (Waived)

    Due to the ongoing pandemic and in the interest of keeping our applying families and their child(ren) safe, the WPPSI-IV and WISC-V evaluation requirement has been waived for the 2020-2021 admissions season.
  • Teacher Recommendations (Required)

    • Teacher Recommendation from the 2020-2021 school year (please submit the form to your child's teacher after November 20, 2020)
    • Teacher Recommendation from the 2019-2020 school year (you may submit the form to your child's teacher beginning in September 2020)
    • Forms due to Beauvoir by January 15, 2021

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

    • September and January report cards from 2020-2021 school year
    • End-of-year report card from 2019-2020 school year
    • Due to Beauvoir by January 15, 2021

    Click here: Records Request Form
  • Virtual Open Houses and Events (Optional)

    We very much look forward to welcoming you to various upcoming events.  More details will be posted soon and registration will open via Ravenna in early September.
  • Virtual Parent Meeting/Phone Call (Optional)

    • Offered select weekday mornings and afternoons
    • Available from September through early January
    • Please register via Ravenna in early September
  • Out-of-Town Applicants

    We are thrilled to welcome out-of-town applicants to Beauvoir!  Our admissions process has gone virtual this year, and we hope this flexibility helps to streamline the process for you.  We know that your questions may be unique to your circumstances, so please do not hesitate to 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 2020-2021 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

☐ Virtual Parent/Guardian Group Tour
Weekdays from September through January

☐ Virtual Parent/Guardian Meeting or Phone Call (Optional)
Weekdays from September through January

☐ Application
Due by Friday, January 8, 2021

☐ Photo
Due by Friday, January 15, 2021

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

☐ WPPSI-IV or WISC-V Evaluation (Waived)  
 
 
☐ Teacher Recommendations (Required) 
Due by January 15, 2021
 
☐ Report Cards (Required 1st – 3rd only) 
Due by January 15, 2021

☐ Financial Aid Forms 
Due by January 22, 2021

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 Laura Ray

    Laura Ray 

    Assistant Director of Admissions
    202-537-5720
  • Photo of Elizabeth Yen

    Elizabeth Yen 

    Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
    202-537-6493
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.
3500 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Tel: (202) 537-6485
Fax: (202) 537-6512
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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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