National Cathedral School is located on the north side of the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral, at the corner of Woodley Road and Wisconsin Avenue. The Cathedral is located at the intersection of Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues in the upper northwest section of Washington, DC.

3612 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20016

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/Outerloop/the Capital Beltway in the direction of Silver Spring. Take exit 34 to Wisconsin Avenue south. The Cathedral will be approximately 6 1/2 miles on your left.

From Virginia and the south:
Take I-495 north/Innerloop/The Capital Beltway over the American Legion Bridge into Maryland and take the Wisconsin Avenue/Bethesda exit. The Cathedral will be approximately 6 1/2 miles on your left.


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

Via Metrorail and Metrobus

Take the red line to the Tenleytown/American University station. Exit on the west side of Wisconsin Avenue. Board a 31, 32, 36 or 37 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 1.5 miles south of the Metro station.

Take the blue or orange line to the Foggy Bottom/George Washington University station. Exit the station and walk west on 23rd Street (toward I Street), crossing Washington Circle. Board a 31, 32 or 36 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.


Map of Cathedral Grounds


Parking Garage
Enter from the 3000 block of Wisconsin Avenue, south of Woodley Road.  Handicap accessible.

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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 supersede the parking hours and fees in effect, and may temporarily preclude visitor parking in the garage.   

Surface Parking
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 p.m., and all day on weekends.  Surface roads close at 11:00 p.m.  No unauthorized overnight surface parking allowed.