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.
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.
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.