Our campus—59 acres known as the Cathedral Close—is a dynamic place.
Students traverse the Close frequently, on their way between NCS’s four well-equipped classroom buildings or en route to
a service in Washington National Cathedral, a class at St. Albans, lunch with friends in the dining hall, or our state-of-the-art
90,000-square-foot Athletic Center.
The East Terrace of the Cathedral fills with chatter as Lower School students jump rope at recess, and on sunny days, English
or language classes meet under the trees.
As a Cathedral school, NCS has the privilege of gathering as a community in Washington National Cathedral throughout the
school year for singing and dance performances, as well as lectures. Every seven school days, we convene for an all-school
Cathedral service—a time for contemplation, fellowship, and celebration.
An Episcopal school, NCS welcomes students of all faiths and traditions, aligned with the Cathedral’s mission to be “a house
of prayer for all people.”