A focus on health and wellness is woven throughout many aspects of the Pre-Kindergarten
and Third Grade
curriculums at Beauvoir.
Beauvoir’s Children’s Garden, started in 2002, has been a large part of the Science curriculum and provides many of the vegetables and herbs used in Beauvoir’s kitchen. From a young age, the students learn to grow and harvest their own vegetables.
In the spring of 2014, the garden was relocated to the former Cathedral Greenhouse space to make room for the St. Albans athletic fields project. After weeks of building raised beds, filling them with soil and installing an irrigation system, the plants thrived in their new home. The beds were planted with vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and carrots, as well as plant species to complement the School's Global Studies investigation. Much of what is grown and harvested each year in the Garden is used by our Meriwether Godsey Dining Service for lunch and snacks.
Flowers, beans, beets and herbs are also found in the space. Groundbreaking research shows how nature can boost mental acuity and creativity, as well as promote health and wellness. Beauvoir’s campus has been mentioned in numerous publications, including The Atlantic magazine, and touted as an exemplary place for children to learn, play and grow.