Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School

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3500 Woodley Road Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia 20008



Religious Affiliation

FROM THE School Guide

Beauvoir is an independent elementary school located on the picturesque grounds of the Washington National Cathedral in Northwest Washington, DC. A Pre-Kindergarten through third grade elementary school serving a coed population of approximately 380 students, Beauvoir focuses exclusively on the early childhood and early elementary years. All curricular goals, projects and community decisions, as well as the scale of the classrooms and Beauvoir Outdoors, are designed specifically for children under the age of 10. Beauvoir is French for “beautiful view” and we believe that the most effective education occurs when children are engaged, excited and motivated by a “beautiful view” of learning. For children to make the most of their education, they should be in an elementary school that values them, knows how to challenge and nurture them, and encourages their self-worth and sense of responsibility.

Grades: PK-3
Gender: Co-ed
Total number of students: 374
Average class size: 20
Student/teacher ratio: 6:1
Religious affiliation: Episcopal
Grade foreign language first offered: PK
Languages offered: Spanish, additional options after school
Lowest tuition for 5-day students: $38,350
Students receiving financial aid: More than $1.7 million in grants were awarded last year to approximately 24% of Beauvoir students. Students currently receive grants ranging from approximately 3% to 96% of the full tuition.
Uniform: No
Bus transportation: No
Number of art studios: 1
Accreditations/Affiliations: See
Founded: 1933