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Beauvoir Language Programs

Students can explore Spanish or French through after-school classes. Through a culturally-based curriculum using music, songs and activities, classes are conducted entirely in the target language. 

Schedule and Registration

  • Pre-Kindergarten classes: Spanish Thursdays, French Fridays
  • Kindergarten and first grade classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • Second and third grade classes: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • Enrichment classes for native and heritage Spanish speakers: Fridays

Important Dates

Registration begins
Monday, September 10 (at 10am)
Registration closes
Wednesday, September 12 (at 5pm)
Enrichments begin
the week of September 17
Last day for changes
Monday, September 24 (at 5pm)
Professional Day/No Class
Friday, October 5
Columbus Day/No Class
Monday, October 8
Halloween/No Class
October 31
Parent Conference Days/No Class
November 1-2
Thanksgiving Chapel/No Class
November 20
Thanksgiving Break/No Class
November 21-23
Classes end
December 7-13
Class make-up dates
December 14-20


Registration begins
Wednesday, December 5 (at 10am)
Registration closes
Wednesday, December 12 (at 5pm)
Enrichments begin
the week of January 7
Last day for changes
Monday, January 14 (at 5pm)
MLK Jr Day/No Class
Monday, January 21
Professional Day/No Class
Tuesday, January 22
Parent Conference Day/No Class
Friday, February 15
President’s Day/No Class
Monday, February 18
Museum Night (Prof Day)/No Class
Friday, March 8
Classes end March 1-7
Class make-up dates March 11-15

Beauvoir reserves the right to cancel any program due to lack of sufficient participation. Snacks are provided and cancelled classes will be made up based on instructor availability and space. Parents will be notified in advance of make-up classes and special performances.  
Note: Students can withdraw during the trial period (the first week of the semester), but note that full withdrawal of a class (without switching to another class) will be charged at $25 per class with the remaining balance refunded.  Students who withdraw after the noted last day of changes date will be charged for the entire semester registration (no refunds).

Our Auxiliary Programs Team

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Cost and Payment

Beauvoir Language classes meet two days per week (except PK) for Fall, Winter and Spring sessions. Language class payments are made through CampBrain, the same system through which families register. Snacks are included in class cost.

Pre-Kindergarten Weekly Classes
  • Pre-Kindergarten (one class per week of either Spanish or French): $451
Kindergarten and First Grade Twice Weekly Classes
  • Kindergarten/First Grade Fall (Spanish or French): $1025
Second and Third Grade Twice Weekly Classes
  • Second/Third Grade Fall (Spanish or French): $943
Classes for Native and Heritage Speakers 
  • Spanish Fridays from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Financial assistance is available. Please contact Martha Robles at marobles@cathedral.org for information on the availability.

Classes for Native and Heritage Speakers

In addition to offering classes for new language learners, the Beauvoir Language programs offers a series of enrichment-style classes geared toward near-native and heritage speakers of Spanish. Beauvoir Language enrichment classes are offered in the fall, winter and spring. Each enrichment provides a different artistic and creative opportunity for children to craft while being instructed solely in the target language once a week.

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