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A Coeducational School | Pre-Kindergarten to Third Grade

School News

List of 10 news stories.

  • A Special Visit from Beauvoir alumna, Ambassador Susan Rice '73

    Today, we were delighted to welcome back our Beauvoir alumna, Ambassador Susan Rice '73. 
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  • Identity Matters to Mrs. Gibbs-Wilborn

    Read the personal story Mrs. Gibbs-Wilborn had to share about why she chose today's theme of "Identity Matters."
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  • Success at Beauvoir’s 2nd annual Family and Caregiver Symposium.

    Deepest thanks to all of the parents, caregivers, and educators who were able to join us today for Beauvoir’s 2nd annual Family and Caregiver Symposium.
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  • Dr. Derrick Gay

    2nd Annual Family and Caregiver Symposium

    Our students’ identities matter to us at Beauvoir and to our friends across the Close community. How can we support these individual identities as our students change and grow?

    Last summer, the Beauvoir community was invited to read Dr. Dolly Chugh’s book, The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias. This fall, many of our parent coffees and faculty/staff meetings have connected to Dr. Chugh’s work. In an effort to continue this important dialogue, Beauvoir and its Parents Association will co-host a Family and Caregiver Symposium on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. The focus of our work will be “Identity Matters.” Beauvoir is inviting prospective families and Close-wide community members to join us for this special event. 

    The keynote speaker and workshop leader for the symposium is Dr. Derrick Gay, a leading international consultant and figure in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion [DEI] world. Dr. Gay will share the research and framework around identity, as well as the narrative for the importance of making this work a priority in our families and schools. 

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  • Service for Mrs. Cato

    Today we join in celebration and thanksgiving for the life of Mrs. Elanor Cato. All are welcome to attend the memorial service at 11:00 a.m. at The Washington National Cathedral, and to the reception with remembrances that will follow at Beauvoir. If you are unable to attend and wish to view the service online, please visit this link.
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  • Remembering Elanor Cato

    Last week the Beauvoir community had an unexpected loss in the death of beloved teacher, Mrs. Elanor Cato.
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  • 2019 Fall Festival

    This year’s Fall Festival brought face painting, pumpkin decorating, candy apples, moon bounces, and so much more, but most importantly it brought a moment where the Beauvoir community could come and simply enjoy one another’s company.
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  • First Chapel of the Year for First, Second and Third Grades!

    Chapel service not only gives students leadership opportunities⁠—as readers, acolytes, or ⁠even a special Jr. Greeter— but also allows God to know us better as Rev. Barrowclough explained in her first 1-3 grade chapel homily on Friday!
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  • Annual Third Grade Hemlock Trip

    Our third grade friends had a whole day of outdoor adventure last Friday at the annual Hemlock field trip with campfires, fossils and, of course, friends!
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  • A Beautiful Start to a New School Year

    A huge thank you to everyone who has helped welcome a new school year! Each morning when we open the doors to greet students, our team is filled with pride. Our community relationships are strengthened by each one of you and we hope you feel that deep connection as well. If you were unable to make it to some of our opening events, we wanted to share a few highlights! 
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Washington, DC 20016
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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.