About

Vision, Mission & Core Values

Vision

We hold a “beautiful view” of childhood. We embrace learning as a lifelong endeavor and are committed to building a community where every child grows, explores, questions, creates and achieves – individually and together. We align our practices, decisions and investments with our goal to be a child-centered, safe and deeply engaging learning community.

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.

Core Values

As an Episcopal School, we value a diverse and inclusive community. We welcome students and families of all faiths and backgrounds and celebrate our individual stories and collective experiences. As citizens of the world, we dedicate ourselves to serving others and strive to contribute to the greater good. Our community learns and embraces our Life Rules: kindness, respect, responsibility and honesty, which our Core Values complement and support.
 
We value:
  • Childhood: We value a “beautiful view” of childhood and its extraordinary capacity for wonder, learning and discovery. We inspire a sense of possibility in every interaction and experience at Beauvoir.
  • Collaboration: We value working together as an authentic and inclusive community to imagine, to create and to solve problems, and to support each other in all that we do.
  • Creativity: We value creativity in learning, action and problem solving, and empower our community of faculty, staff, parents and students to explore, develop and celebrate creative abilities.
  • Curiosity: We value curiosity as an essential component of inspired learning. We model and encourage curiosity for all in our community.
  • Courage: We value the courageous spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, challenge and confusion. We empower learners to engage in the world with brave resilience.

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.
3500 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Tel: (202) 537-6485
Fax: (202) 537-6512