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A Coeducational School | Pre-Kindergarten to Third Grade
School Life
After School

Beauvoir Language Programs

Students can explore Spanish, French and Mandarin 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 and Kindergarten classes: Spanish Thursdays, French Fridays, Mandarin Mondays
  • Beginner Language: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • Intermediate/Advance classes: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • Enrichment classes for native and heritage Spanish speakers: Fridays
Language class registration and payments are made through CampBrain

Important Dates
Fall 2019
Registration begins
Monday, September 9 (at 10am)
Registration closes
Wednesday, September 11 (at 5pm)
Enrichments begin
the week of September 16
Last day for changes
Monday, September 23 (at 5pm)
Professional Day/No Class
Friday, October 11
Professional Day/No Class
Saturday, October 12
Columbus Day/No Class
Monday, October 14
Halloween/No Class
October 31
Parent Conference Day/No Class
November 1
Thanksgiving Chapel/No Class
November 26
Thanksgiving Break/No Class
November 27-30
Classes end
December 6-12
Class make-up dates
December 13-19

Winter 2020

Registration begins
Wednesday, December 4 (at 10am)
Registration closes
Wednesday, December 11 (at 5pm)
Enrichments begin
the week of January 6
Last day for changes
Monday, January 13 (at 5pm)
MLK Jr Day/No Class
Monday, January 20
President’s Day/No Class
Monday, February 17
Parent Conference Day/No Class
Tuesday and Wednesday, February 18-19
Museum Night (Prof Day)/No Class
Friday, March 6
Classes end
February 28-March 5
Class make-up dates
March 9-13

Spring 2020
Registration begins
Wednesday, March 4 (at 10am)
Registration closes
Wednesday, March 11 (at 5pm)
Enrichments begin
the week of March 30
Last day for changes
Monday, April 6 (at 5pm)
Head’s Holiday/No Class
Monday, April 13
Flower Mart/No Class
Friday, May 1
Memorial Day/No Class
Monday, May 25
Parent Conference Day/No Class
Tuesday, May 26
Parent Conference Day/No Class
Wednesday, May 27
Enrichments end
May 18-22
Enrichment make-up dates
May 28-June 3

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.  

Financial assistance is available. Please contact Martha Robles at marobles@cathedral.org for information on the availability.
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

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Caroline Maffry

    Caroline Maffry 

    Director of Auxiliary Programs
  • Photo of Mairim Wales

    Mairim Wales  

    Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs
  • Photo of JoAnna Hickmott

    JoAnna Hickmott 

    ABC Lead Educator
  • Photo of Patrice Cruz

    Patrice Cruz 

    ABC Assistant Educator
  • Photo of Cristina Medina

    Cristina Medina 

    ABC Assistant Educator
  • Photo of Ife Mills

    Ife Mills 

    ABC Assistant Educator
  • Photo of Amarah Webb

    Amarah Webb 

    ABC Assistant Educator

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

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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