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A Coeducational School | Pre-Kindergarten to Third Grade

Distance Learning FAQs

We will be updating this list as more questions come in, but hope you can find some answers below.

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • When do you anticipate we will return to school?

    At this point, know that our intent is to still return on May 15, even though Mayor Bowser shared that May 29 is the last day of remote learning and last day of the school year for D.C. public schools. We are not ready to make that decision and are following the guidance of health officials and leaders to make sure that our final decision is as informed as possible. In addition, Beauvoir is working very closely with NCS and STA to make sure that our decisions are unified and carefully considered as a team.
  • Will there be a summer program? Will the Beauvoir pool be open?

    As we navigate these unprecedented times, we remain hopeful that the pool, swim lessons, and summer camp will be able to open as scheduled. At this point, it is too early to make any final decisions, but we continue to follow the health recommendations for the community with the safety of our children, staff, and members being a top priority. If we have to postpone or cancel, we will issue prorated or full refunds dependent on the case.
  • What is your learning plan for the remainder of our time away from school and why did you make this decision?

    The three-tiered remote learning model that was shared with families is the model that Beauvoir developed to meet the diverse needs of our families and students until we return to school. It provides a balance of synchronous, asynchronous, and opt-in activities for families to choose from, depending on their learning preferences. Every day will begin with a Morning Meeting, Community Meeting (every other Friday), or Chapel (every other Friday). Each day will end with a Closing Circle or Connection time with Mrs. Gibbs-Wilborn (Fridays). Please visit our remote learning landing page to learn more about the rationale behind our model and the options available to families.
  • Will Beauvoir be providing students with extended summer work to make up for our time away this spring?

    Beauvoir is beginning to consider different learning options and summer extensions for our families should we not return to school this spring. Although nothing has been confirmed yet, and we are still in the planning process, we are considering various options such as summer onsite academic programs, supplemental online summer work, and other creative avenues we can pursue to support the learning during the summer months. We will keep you updated as plans develop, and as we learn more about extended school closures in the D.C. area.
  • Will we receive a refund for ABC/ENRICHMENT and other fees given our absence from school?

    All families who enrolled in ABC and Enrichment Classes have already received or will be receiving a prorated refund for the remainder of the year through the coordination of our Auxiliary Programs and Business Office. If you have further questions or have not received this yet, please feel free to contact Auxiliary Programs.
  • Who should I contact if I have questions?

    The Rev. Dr. Lisa Barrowclough              Beauvoir Chaplain
    Mrs. Judy Brinckerhoff                               Beauvoir Nurse
    Dr. Anna Carello                                          Associate Head of School
    Mrs. Megan Chounoune                            Grade Level Director, 2nd and 3rd Grades
    Ms. Anne Marie Desaulniers                     Director of Learning Resources
    Ms. Cindi Gibbs-Wilborn                           Head of School
    Mrs. Cheleah Googe                                  Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    Ms. Margaret Hartigan                              Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
    Mr. Jose Hernandez                                  Director of Facilities
    Mr. Geoff Johnson                                      Director of Institutional Advancement
    Ms. Twanda Johnson                                 School Administrative Assistant
    Dr. Holly Joyner                                           Director of Guidance
    Mrs. Melanie Lago                                      Grade Level Director, Kindergarten and 1st
    Mr. Drew Mackay                                        Director of Specialists
    Ms. Helen Macsherry                                 Executive Assistant to the Head of School
    Ms. Caroline Maffry                                     Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Mrs. Mary Jane Perraut                              Chief Finance Officer
    Mrs. Allison Pittman                                    Beauvoir Nurse
    Mrs. Martha Robles                                     Director of Human Resources
    Mr. Brian Roche                                           Systems Administrator
    Ms. Jenny Towns                                          Director of Communications
    Mrs. Colleen Williams                                Director of Early Learning Center and PK
    Mrs. Bethany Dickerson Wynder             Coordinator of Special Events and Programs
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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