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A Coeducational School | Early Learners to Third Grade

School News

List of 10 news stories.

  • Head of School Cindi Gibbs-Wilborn to Moderate at PCW Lower School Forum

    The Parents Council of Washington's Lower School Forum will take place virtually on Tuesday, October 26, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Our very own Head of School Cindi Gibbs-Wilborn will moderate a discussion between school administrators on their schools' approaches to differentiated learning in the areas of math, literacy, and social-emotional well-being based on the latest research. Please RSVP here to attend. We hope you will join us!
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  • Join us for a virtual Open House!

    We're excited to welcome prospective families to a virtual Open House on Thursday, November 18, at 5:30 p.m.! Open houses are a great way to get to know Beauvoir's faculty and staff, teaching philosophy, and mission. Register here.
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  • Chanelle Peters Featured in the March MAESA Matters

    The Mid-Atlantic Episcopal School Association (MAESA) features Chanelle Peters, Kindergarten teacher at Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, in the March edition of "Why I teach in an Episcopal school." Ms. Peters describes how she is given the opportunity teach her youngest learners about differences in themselves and others while also pursuing her own journey as an antiracist. She's grateful for the teaching and learning environment at her school.
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  • The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Features Chéleah Googe, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Beauvoir

    Chéleah Googe, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, was a 2019 presenter at the NAIS People of Color Conference. Recently, NAIS featured an interview with Ms. Googe on how independent schools can put anti-racism work at the core of their equity and inclusion practices.
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  • Learning Resources Director Anne Marie Desaulniers Receives First-Ever MAESA 2020 Stewardship Award

    Washington, D.C.—Anne Marie Desaulniers, Director of Learning Resources at Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, is the recipient of the first-ever, Mid-Atlantic Episcopal School Association (MAESA) Stewardship Award honoring adults who have made a marked difference in their schools and who embody the qualities and values of the association: integrity in daily life and work, respect for all people, equity and justice in words and actions, and love and hospitality toward neighbors.
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  • Beauvoir Welcomes Students to Orientation Week

    With health and safety measures in place, Beauvoir is prepared to greet students on campus and remote learners during a week of Orientation beginning September 8, and share initiatives underway in keeping with the school’s Life Rules. 
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  • Walkability = 0. Huggability = 100!

    Sighting Update: Two weeks in, the proud Beauvoir bear begins to take shape on the playground, as first reported on August 21. In the midst of a fast moving storm with tornado warnings on Day 11, dedicated woodcarver Jack Kemp took cover, while his mighty sculpture-in-progress withstood the high winds and torrential rain. The work continued as evening fell at the start of the Labor Day weekend. Even at this stage, there’s a huggable factor that cannot be denied. As with students returning to a new school year next week, the anticipation builds as the wood is contoured with talent and care. “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” (Plato)
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  • Beauvoir’s Own Tony Hurst Grabs Media Attention

    Every summer, Beauvoir librarian Tony Hurst transforms into an adventurer. This should come as no surprise if you’re a fan of The Librarian series filled with its action-packed episodes in publications, films, and television. In the middle of July 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. Hurst’s adventure camp, now in its thirteenth year, caught the eye of The Washington Post. Read about this local success story below (reprinted with permission from The Washington Post). Note: Beauvoir’s faculty member Joseph Baggett joins Mr. Hurst as the new Outdoor Education duo directs a creative program designed to support both onsite and remote learners in this pandemic environment. More news to come on this developing story.
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  • Bear Sighting Expected in Natural Habitat

    Today, with scaffolding in place on Beauvoir’s state-of-the art playground, the tools came out to begin a unique sculpture. Local woodcarver Jack Kemp stood alongside a prominent, massive trunk of a very special tree, which will resonate with current students and alumni alike. In an effort to preserve the legacy of this tree and the shared memories of play under its protective shade, a new friend will soon appear. Misfortune has given way to optimism in action.       
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  • Beauvoir Community Mourns Death of Congressman John Robert Lewis (D-GA)

    The Beauvoir Community joins the nation and the world in the loss of Civil Rights icon John Robert Lewis. Rep. Lewis, the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district for thirty-three years, died after a six-month battle with cancer on July 17, 2020. His was a lifetime of achievements, including receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011 from then President Barack Obama.
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List of 10 events.

  • Dec

    Interfaith Chapel - Gratitude & Giving (virtual)

  • Dec

    Christmas Chapel, followed by dismissal

  • Dec

    Winter Break (20-31 December): No School

  • Dec


  • Jan

    Professional Day: No School

  • Jan

    School Resumes

  • Jan

    1st-3rd Grades Chapel (virtual)

  • Jan

    PK-K Chapel (virtual)

  • Jan

    Martin Luther King Day: No School

  • Jan

    Close-Wide MLK Chapel

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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.