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Beauvoir - The National Cathedral Elementary School

Private | PK-3 | 396 students

Early childhood expertise, dynamic child-centered curriculum

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $775,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,640.

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Posted July 3, 2011

As the parent of a child who attended Beauvoir from Pre-K to 3rd grade, I can truely say with gratitude and tremendous appreciation that the faculty and every staff member there work especially hard to ensure that your precious gift that you've entrusted to them develops a love for learning. The students are bubble wrapped in the Beauvoir life rules of respectful, responsible, honest and kind. The entire school building is state of the art. The student population is diverse and class sizes remain small by design; limited to 10 boys and 10 girls with the best of the best from a national/international search of primary and secondary teachers in each classroom. The school is located on the grounds of one of Washington, DC's most visited tourist attractions, The National Cathedral with breathtaking panoramic views of the city. There is 100% parental support within the Beauvoir community for the administration, teachers, and all activities sponsored by the school throughout the school year; from global studies night, math mornings, curriculum based field trips, child enrichment programs, and lasting friendships. This school is worthy of strong consideration and truly a must see!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2006

Beauvoir is a fantastic place for the young child. It is a unique school in that it goes from PK to third grade and therefore they can focus on the early years. They are experts on the early years and can expend all of their resources on that age group. They do such a magnificent job. The school's emphasis is on providing a beautiful view of learning for the children. They focus on building their confidence and character. My daughter loves going to school everyday and is sad to leave.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 62% 7%
Black 12% 80%
Two or more races 12% N/A
Asian 9% N/A
Hispanic 4% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Special education 0%N/AN/A
English learners 0%N/AN/A
Source: Manually entered by school official

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Arabic languages
Chinese (Mandarin)
French
Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • National School of Character (2011)
  • Vision Award from the Committee of 100 on the Federal City (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Swimming pool

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Margaret Hartigan
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Episcopal

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Project-based
  • Reggio Emilia
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
  • Global
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Social justice
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Physical education classes
Girls sports
  • Physical education classes

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Green and white
School mascot
  • Beauvoir Bear
More from this school
  • Beauvoir recognizes that young children learn at a pace that can defy the imagination. They also learn in a complex way. Young children are in search of knowledge. This search is a process of discovery, which begins at Beauvoir. We are a school that begins with children, continues with children and--ultimately never ends because the dynamic foundation it provides students in their early childhood and elementary years continues to guide them throughout a lifetime.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$0 - $30000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
Application fee
Yes. $65.
Fee waivers available
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3500 Woodley Rd NW
Washington, DC 20016
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Phone: (202) 537-6485

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