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  • Important Update from the Cathedral Community: School Closed on Wednesday

    The State Funeral for former President George H. W. Bush will take place at Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday, December 5, at 11 a.m. Because of heightened security measures and road closures on the Cathedral Close that day, all Cathedral schools will be closed during the school day on Wednesday. 
    A few notes and updates:
    • Winter enrichment and winter/spring language registration, originally scheduled to begin on December 5 at 10 a.m., will be rescheduled to begin on December 6 at 10 a.m. so that our staff is available to assist you with any questions during the beginning of the registration process
    • All Beauvoir after school programs are closed on Wednesday as well.
    • We are making a determination about scheduling for third grade ERB testing and will be in touch with third grade families shortly.
    • Finally, if your child was scheduled for an admissions play date on Wednesday, please know that it will be rescheduled and the Admissions Team will be reaching out to you in the coming days with a new date.
    If additional schedule changes related to the service are necessary, we will advise you as soon as possible. We appreciate your understanding and support of the Cathedral as it brings the nation together to honor the late president.
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  • A Joyous Beauvoir Day: The Installation of Mrs. Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn at the National Cathedral

    On Tuesday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m., Mrs. Gibbs-Wilborn will be installed as Beauvoir’s sixth Head of School. You can watch a livestream of the service here

    As we embark on this season of Thanksgiving, we are so grateful – deepest thanks to our entire Beauvoir community for making this such a special place to teach, learn, and grow!
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  • Governing Board News and Updates

    Beauvoir is very pleased to announce that Billy Kappaz has been appointed Governing Board Chair by the Governing Board and leadership of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation. Billy has served as Beauvoir’s Interim Board Chair since September, and formerly served as Vice-Chair and Chair of the Finance Committee.
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  • Tips for Navigating the Independent School Admission Season

    Someone once said, “The only constant in life is change itself.” As I witness and embrace the change of seasons, I am reminded that our third graders and their families are also experiencing a different type of seasonal change and managing transitions around their potential next school after Beauvoir.
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  • BOOvoir Bears do Halloween!

    Check out some spooky, fun moments from our all-school parade.
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  • Summer Adventures Preparing for Global Studies: Greetings from Chile!

    Inspired by the new Bahá’í Temple in Santiago, a house of worship for all people, ELC Teacher Katherine Alexander traveled to Chile to increase her knowledge of the education systems in our world.
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  • Let It Shine: Announcing the 2019 Scholarship Auction

    The 2019 Scholarship Auction launched this week at the annual kick-off breakfast with an enthusiastic group of volunteers and inspiring leadership from this year’s co-chairs, Jane Paul and Lisa Winans.
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  • Words, Words, Words

    Today is National Dictionary Day, which honors Noah Webster – the creator of the first American Dictionary of the English Language. We’re celebrating by sharing some words we found around school today that we think define Beauvoir. 
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  • October Admissions Open House

    Join us Thursday, October 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. for our Open House. Open Houses provide a unique opportunity to hear more about Beauvoir’s philosophy and program directly from faculty, administrators and members of the community.
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  • Singing to the Snails: Finding Joy in Nature

    While I didn’t realize it at the time, the hours I spent in nature were not only enjoyable but helped me develop resilience, perseverance, patience, and the importance of finding joy in small discoveries. When my son Ethan was born, I knew that I wanted to pass along my love of nature to him. It didn’t come as easily as I thought. 
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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.