At NCS, we understand the importance of both academics and co-curricular programming to develop our students’ minds, bodies, and spirits. Athletics, music, visual and performing arts are integrated into a student’s day, alongside student-led extracurricular groups, allowing students to discover and develop their passions and try new things.
The Center for Ethical Leadership and Service (CELS) is an interdisciplinary model combining our community service, diversity and inclusion, and global education programs. It enables students, in collaboration with educators whom they know and trust, to integrate what happens in the classroom, on the field, and on the stage, with time for reflection and exploration of themselves and their connection to their community and the world.
Our support system – from our counselors to our advisors to our chaplains to our nurses and beyond – ensures there is an extensive list of professionals who are trusted adults, intentionally taking time to understand each student. We spend dedicated time discussing each student so we both know them deeply and are acutely aware of their needs.
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.”