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A Coeducational School | Pre-Kindergarten to Third Grade

85 Years and Counting

Beauvoir was founded in 1933 as a coeducational primary school on the Cathedral grounds. Beauvoir’s Head of School Elizabeth Glascock Taylor and her faculty were motivated to do more than just instruct through memorization and recitation. Their mission was to make children’s education exciting, engaging, and hands-on, ensuring that students would be truly inspired to learn. Mrs. Taylor’s goal for her students? That they might “learn the joy of work well done.” This year we celebrate our 85th anniversary. 

Each Friday from now through the end of the school year, we will share something special that celebrates our rich history. Please stay tuned to our blog and our social media feeds for these Friday photos, facts, stories, quotes, and more!

We are so grateful that you are a part of Beauvoir’s story.

From all of us to all of you – happy 85.
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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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