Contact Us & Directions

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National Cathedral School (NCS) is located on the north side of the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral, at the corner of Woodley Road and Wisconsin Avenue. The NCS Athletic Center is located southeast of the intersection of 35th Street NW and Woodley Road NW.
 
National Cathedral School
3612 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC 20016
Phone 202-537-6300
Fax 202-537-5743
 
The Agnes C. Underwood Athletic Center
National Cathedral School
3490 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20016
202-537-5081
 
Admission Office
Phone 202-537-6374
Fax 202-537-2382
 
Development & Alumnae Office
Phone 202-537-6668
Fax 202-537-5743
Email ncsalumnaeoffice@cathedral.org
 
Communications Office/Website
Phone 202-537-5656
Fax 202-537-5743
Email ncswebsite@cathedral.org
 
US Dean of Students
Jessica Clark
Phone 202-537-5702
 
Extended Day Program
Phone 202-537-5623
 
NCS Hotlines:
Lower School — 202-449-3249
Middle School — 202-537-5724
Upper School — 202-537-5723
Athletics — 202-537-3186

Via Car

From downtown Washington:
Take Massachusetts Avenue north. Turn right onto Wisconsin Avenue. The Cathedral is on your immediate right.
 
From Maryland and the north:
Take I-95 to I-495 west (Outer Loop) in the direction of Silver Spring and Bethesda. Take exit 34 for Wisconsin Avenue and continue south. The Cathedral will be approximately 6½ miles on your left.
 
OR

Take I-270 south to I-495 east (Inner Loop) in the direction of Silver Spring. Take exit 34 for Wisconsin Avenue/Bethesda and continue south. Follow directions as above. 

From Virginia and the south:
Take I-495 North (Inner Loop) over the American Legion Bridge into Maryland. Take exit 34 for Wisconsin Avenue/Bethesda and continue south. The Cathedral will be approximately 6½ miles on your left.

OR
Take the Memorial Bridge to the Lincoln Memorial, bearing right onto Rock Creek Parkway. Follow the parkway to Massachusetts Avenue, turning left onto Massachusetts Avenue. Then follow directions from downtown as above.

Via Metro Public Transportation

Take the Red Line to the Tenleytown/American University station. Exit on the west side of Wisconsin Avenue. Board any southbound 30 bus at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Albemarle Street. Exit the bus at the Woodley Road stop, which is directly in front of the school and approximately 1½ miles south of the Metro station.

Take the Red Line to the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan station. Exit from the escalator and continue down Connecticut Avenue to Calvert Street. Turn right and board a 96 or X3 bus. Exit the bus at Woodley Road and Wisconsin Ave, which is directly across from the school.

Take the Blue or Orange Lines to the Foggy Bottom/George Washington University station. Exit the station and walk west on 23rd Street (toward I Street), crossing Washington Circle. Board any 30 bus at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and 24th Street. Exit the bus at the Woodley Road stop.

For more information on public transportation, call Metro Information at 202-637-7000.

Parking

Visitors to National Cathedral School and other institutions connected to the Washington National Cathedral should park on the grounds of the Cathedral Close. Since most surface spaces are assigned, we recommend parking in the Cathedral’s underground parking garage. Please follow posted signs, restrictions and speed limits to avoid fines and penalties.
 
Parking Garage
Enter from Wisconsin Avenue, between Massachusetts Avenue and Woodley Road. The garage has accessible parking spaces.
 
Parking Rates (may change at any time without notice)
6:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. weekdays: Up to 1 hour $6, up to 2 hours $11, up to 3 hours $15; more than 3 hours $22/maximum
4:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. weekdays: $7 flat rate
6:00 am-11:00 p.m. Saturday: $9 flat rate
6:00 am-11:00 p.m. Sunday: Free for services
 
When large events take place in the Cathedral, "event parking" may be in effect: a $10 flat rate (cash only) collected from vehicles upon entry. In this event, the garage exit gates will be raised to speed the departure of many cars.
 
Surface Parking
Unrestricted parking on surface roads is available from 3:30-11 p.m. weekday, and all day on weekends.
 
Parking for NCS Athletic Events
D.C. zoning requires that parents, students, faculty, visiting teams and guests for NCS-hosted events in the Athletic Center are required to park in the grounds of the Cathedral Close and not on neighboring streets. No one should park on Beauvoir Road, which runs past the Athletic Center up to Beauvoir School: Anyone parking along this road will be ticketed by Cathedral Police.

For ease of parking, NCS strongly recommends parking in the Cathedral garage.

Additional Parking Information

List of 5 items.

  • Cathedral Event Parking

    From time to time, because of large events taking place in the Cathedral, the Cathedral parking garage will institute “event parking” – meaning that a flat amount ($10) will be collected from vehicles upon entry. Gates will be up for exiting, which speeds the dispersal of large numbers of cars.
  • Surface Parking on Cathedral Grounds

    Parking on the surface roads of the Cathedral Close is restricted for the use of employees and volunteers of, students enrolled in, and authorized visitors to PECF institutions and affiliates. Unrestricted parking on surface roads is available Monday through Friday after 3:30 pm, and all day on weekends. Surface roads close at 11:00 pm. No unauthorized overnight surface parking allowed.
  • Monthly Garage Parking

    $236 per month for 24-hour access.

    The Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation (PECF) owns and operates the car garage for the benefit of PECF institutions and affiliates located on the Cathedral Close. Parking is intended for employees and volunteers of, students enrolled in, and visitors to the Cathedral and schools. Special institutional mission requirements will occasionally supercede the parking hours and fees in effect, and may temporarily preclude visitor parking in the garage.
  • Parking for NCS Athletics

    Under the terms of our neighborhood agreement, parents, students, faculty, visiting teams and guests for NCS-hosted events in the Athletic Center are required to park in the Cathedral parking garage and not on neighboring streets. After 3:30 pm on weekdays and all day on the weekends, parking is available as well as on the surface roads of the Cathedral grounds.

    One exception: please do not park on the road that runs directly past the Athletic Center up to Beauvoir School: if you park there you will be ticketed by the Cathedral Foundation police.
  • Special Events

    Special events such as concerts, lectures, and the annual Flower Mart may require pre-payment in cash upon entrance to the garage. The special event parking fee is $10, cash only, payable when you enter the garage.