Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School

  • Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, founded in 1933, is a primary school dedicated to educating a diverse student body in a caring and creative environment is an independent, co-ed school for children from pre-kindergarten through third grade, Beauvoir operates under the aegis of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation, and focuses all of its resources on early childhood education.
  • We believe that a child`s early school years are vital to building strong conceptual skills and attitudes that drive future academic achievement and social development.
  • We believe that children have different learning styles and so we seek to develop the unique potential of each child.
  • We believe this developmental approach enables children to build self-reliance, and acquire skills to think and work creatively.
  • We believe in the Beauvoir Life Rules-respect, responsibility, honesty and kindness-and we emphasize character development in the classroom and throughout the school community.
  • We believe in diversity.  We actively seek qualified children of varied economic, religious, cultural and racial backgrounds.
  • And we believe our children benefit from a curriculum that helps them to understand their place in our increasingly multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-racial society.
  • We believe that providing the best education depends on attracting, supporting and retaining the best teachers-a faculty that drives our commitment to excellence in early childhood education.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Maryland And DC Schools (JAIMS)
AIMSMDDC (Assoc. of independent Maryland and DC Schools)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-3
Year Founded1933

Student Body

Total Students401 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 3
Yearly Tuition Cost$36,655
Tuition Notesneed-based financial aid is available
% on Financial Aid
24%
Admissions DirectorMargaret Hartigan
Admissions AssociateElizabeth Yen

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Beauvoir Language Institute, Enrichment Program

School Notes

  • Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, founded in 1933, is a primary school dedicated to educating a diverse student body in a caring and creative environment is an independent, co-ed school for children from pre-kindergarten through third grade, Beauvoir operates under the aegis of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation, and focuses all of its resources on early childhood education.
  • We believe that a child`s early school years are vital to building strong conceptual skills and attitudes that drive future academic achievement and social development.
  • We believe that children have different learning styles and so we seek to develop the unique potential of each child.
  • We believe this developmental approach enables children to build self-reliance, and acquire skills to think and work creatively.
  • We believe in the Beauvoir Life Rules-respect, responsibility, honesty and kindness-and we emphasize character development in the classroom and throughout the school community.
  • We believe in diversity.
  • We actively seek qualified children of varied economic, religious, cultural and racial backgrounds.
  • And we believe our children benefit from a curriculum that helps them to understand their place in our increasingly multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-racial society.
  • We believe that providing the best education depends on attracting, supporting and retaining the best teachers-a faculty that drives our commitment to excellence in early childhood education.
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    4.1 miles
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    Washington, DC 20012
    (202) 577-2000
    4.1 PK-8
    338
  • Washington
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    0.5 miles
    3000 Cathedral Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    (202) 939-8814
    0.5 K-12
    650
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    0.7 miles
    3825 Wisconsin Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20016
    (202) 537-8100
    0.7 PK-12
    1151
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    Grades: 4-12 | 595 students
    0.2 miles
    3612 Woodley Road NW
    Washington, DC 20016
    (202) 537-6300
    0.2 4-12
    595
  • Washington
    Grades: NS-12 | 896 students
    0.4 miles
    3100 Macomb Street NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    (202) 243-1800
    0.4 NS-12
    896

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