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A Coeducational School | Early Learners to Third Grade
Teaching & Learning


Pre-Kindergarten science and time spent in our Maker Space challenges young children to observe the world around them, to communicate their observations and learn by doing. The curriculum encourages exploring, collecting, questioning and discovering.
Science strengthens a Kindergartener's ability to discriminate among details, to think critically, to make discoveries and to make observations. Students also engage in the scientific process of observing, investigating, predicting and experimenting.

First Grade
Science in the First Grade introduces new scientific concepts with an emphasis on how natural cycles affect our environment. Scientific inquiry skills are developed through a discovery approach. Children learn that, when making and testing predictions, they can benefit from both correct and incorrect answers.

Second Grade
Science encourages Second Graders to expand and deepen their ability to observe, compare, sort and make predictions. A further aspect to Second Grade science is learning to ask good scientific questions. Using discovery, students conduct experiments in which they record results in detail and share their findings.

Third Grade
First and Second Grade science establishes the foundation for the Third Graders' readiness to become more independent scientists. Science fosters and stimulates children's curiosity by providing an enriched environment and encouraging students to ask and answer questions. Third Graders' abilities to observe and describe are sharpened as they engage in the study of life science, physical science and earth science.
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Washington, DC 20016
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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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