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A Coeducational School | Early Learners to Third Grade

School News

List of 10 news stories.

  • Chanelle Peters Featured in the March MAESA Matters

    The Mid-Atlantic Episcopal School Association (MAESA) features Chanelle Peters, Kindergarten teacher at Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, in the March edition of "Why I teach in an Episcopal school." Ms. Peters describes how she is given the opportunity teach her youngest learners about differences in themselves and others while also pursuing her own journey as an antiracist. She's grateful for the teaching and learning environment at her school.
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  • Dr. Anna Carello Named to Collegiate School Post

    Anna Carello, Ed.D., Associate Head of School, has accepted a position at Collegiate School in New York City, effective July 1, 2021. Dr. Carello will join Collegiate’s Head of School, David S. Lourie, as Associate Head of School for Academics. Collegiate is an all-boys, K-12 school located on the Upper West Side of New York City.
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  • The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Features Chéleah Googe, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Beauvoir

    Chéleah Googe, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, was a 2019 presenter at the NAIS People of Color Conference. Recently, NAIS featured an interview with Ms. Googe on how independent schools can put anti-racism work at the core of their equity and inclusion practices.
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  • Learning Resources Director Anne Marie Desaulniers Receives First-Ever MAESA 2020 Stewardship Award

    Washington, D.C.—Anne Marie Desaulniers, Director of Learning Resources at Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, is the recipient of the first-ever, Mid-Atlantic Episcopal School Association (MAESA) Stewardship Award honoring adults who have made a marked difference in their schools and who embody the qualities and values of the association: integrity in daily life and work, respect for all people, equity and justice in words and actions, and love and hospitality toward neighbors.
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  • Beauvoir Welcomes Students to Orientation Week

    With health and safety measures in place, Beauvoir is prepared to greet students on campus and remote learners during a week of Orientation beginning September 8, and share initiatives underway in keeping with the school’s Life Rules. 
     
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  • Walkability = 0. Huggability = 100!

    Sighting Update: Two weeks in, the proud Beauvoir bear begins to take shape on the playground, as first reported on August 21. In the midst of a fast moving storm with tornado warnings on Day 11, dedicated woodcarver Jack Kemp took cover, while his mighty sculpture-in-progress withstood the high winds and torrential rain. The work continued as evening fell at the start of the Labor Day weekend. Even at this stage, there’s a huggable factor that cannot be denied. As with students returning to a new school year next week, the anticipation builds as the wood is contoured with talent and care. “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” (Plato)
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  • Beauvoir’s Own Tony Hurst Grabs Media Attention

    Every summer, Beauvoir librarian Tony Hurst transforms into an adventurer. This should come as no surprise if you’re a fan of The Librarian series filled with its action-packed episodes in publications, films, and television. In the middle of July 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. Hurst’s adventure camp, now in its thirteenth year, caught the eye of The Washington Post. Read about this local success story below (reprinted with permission from The Washington Post). Note: Beauvoir’s faculty member Joseph Baggett joins Mr. Hurst as the new Outdoor Education duo directs a creative program designed to support both onsite and remote learners in this pandemic environment. More news to come on this developing story.
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  • Bear Sighting Expected in Natural Habitat

    Today, with scaffolding in place on Beauvoir’s state-of-the art playground, the tools came out to begin a unique sculpture. Local woodcarver Jack Kemp stood alongside a prominent, massive trunk of a very special tree, which will resonate with current students and alumni alike. In an effort to preserve the legacy of this tree and the shared memories of play under its protective shade, a new friend will soon appear. Misfortune has given way to optimism in action.       
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  • Beauvoir Community Mourns Death of Congressman John Robert Lewis (D-GA)

    The Beauvoir Community joins the nation and the world in the loss of Civil Rights icon John Robert Lewis. Rep. Lewis, the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district for thirty-three years, died after a six-month battle with cancer on July 17, 2020. His was a lifetime of achievements, including receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011 from then President Barack Obama.
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  • Four-Week Beauvoir Summer Online Camp Starts Today

    Beauvoir Summer Online Camp kicks off today. This exciting teacher-led, live platform offers home campers fun academic and enrichment activities through July 31. Today’s launch is the first of a four-week program for rising pre-kindergartners to rising third graders.
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Archive

Events

List of 30 events.

  • Jun
    18

    Juneteenth Holiday

  • Jul
    5

    Independence Day Holiday

  • Jul
    9

    Community Update

  • Aug
    9

    Community Update

  • Aug
    30

    Early Learning Center (ELC) Opens

  • Sep
    6

    Labor Day: No School

  • Sep
    7

    Welcome Back to School Days: meet your teachers

  • Sep
    8

    Welcome Back to School Days: meet your teachers

  • Sep
    9

    First Day of School: Half day - dismissal @ 1:00pm

  • Sep
    9

    Parents Conferences

  • Sep
    10

    Half Day of School: Dismissal @ 1:00pm

  • Sep
    10

    Parent Conferences

  • Sep
    13

    First Full Day of School

  • Sep
    29

    Back-to-School night

  • Oct
    11

    Indigenous Peoples Day: No School

  • Nov
    23

    Thanksgiving Chapel, followed by dismissal

  • Nov
    24

    Thanksgiving Holiday (24-26 November): No School

  • Nov
    29

    School Resumes

  • Dec
    17

    Christmas Chapel, followed by dismissal

  • Dec
    25

    Christmas

  • Dec
    27

    Winter Break (27-31 December): No School

  • Jan
    3

    Professional Day: No School

  • Jan
    4

    School Resumes

  • Jan
    17

    Martin Luther King Day: No School

  • Feb
    21

    Presidents' Day: No School

  • Feb
    22

    Parent Conferences: No School

  • Feb
    23

    Parent Conferences: No School

  • Mar
    18

    Dismissal for spring break after classes

  • Mar
    21

    Spring break (March 21st - April 1st): No School

  • Apr
    4

    School Resumes

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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.