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National Cathedral School, 3609 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20016

The National Cathedral grounds are located at the corner of Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues in northwest Washington, DC, on a piece of land known as Mount St. Alban. The entrance to the National Cathedral School is on Woodley Road accessible from Wisconsin Avenue.

Driving Directions

From downtown Washington

Take Massachusetts Avenue north to Wisconsin Avenue. Turn right onto Wisconsin Avenue and then right on Woodley Road. The entrance to National Cathedral School is on your left.

From Maryland and the north

Take I-95 to I-495 west, the Capital Beltway. Exit south on Wisconsin Avenue. In approximately 6 1/2 miles turn left on Woodley Road. The entrance to National Cathedral School is on your left.

From Virginia and the south

Take I-495 over the American Legion Bridge into Maryland and take the Wisconsin Avenue/Bethesda exit. In approximately 6 1/2 miles turn left on Woodley Road. The entrance to National Cathedral School is on your left.


We recommend parking in the Cathedral’s underground parking garage. There is very limited parking on the Cathedral grounds and in the surrounding neighborhood.

Underground Parking Garage

Entrance: Enter via Wisconsin Avenue, at the traffic signal just south of Woodley Road.

Garage Hours: 6 am to 11 pm.

Maximum height: 7’ 6” including rooftop accessories. No trailers or RVs are permitted in the garage or on the grounds.

Handicap parking spaces: located on each level of the garage near the elevators.

Security office: located on level B1 of the garage next to the Wisconsin Avenue entrance.

Event parking rates (payable at garage pay stations): 

  • Monday-Friday     $6/hour up to a maximum of $22/day.
  • Saturday                 $9/day.
  • Sunday                    Free.

Metro Directions

From Tenleytown

Take the Metro Red Line to the Tenleytown/AU station. Exit on the west side of Wisconsin Avenue. Take any 30 series bus (30N, 30S, 31, or 33) going south on Wisconsin Avenue. Ride approximately 1 1/2 miles until you reach Woodley Road; the Cathedral is on your left. (This is a downhill walk, if you prefer to walk.)

From Dupont Circle

Take the N2, N3, N4, or N6 bus until you reach the corner of Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues. Walk north on Wisconsin 1/2 block to the Cathedral.

From Woodley Park

Take a 96 or X3 bus toward Tenleytown. Get off the bus at the corner of Woodley Road and Wisconsin Avenue. The Cathedral is on the east side of Wisconsin Avenue.

For more information on Metro, visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority website at www.wmata.com.


Participants who bring their own lunch will be able to  take advantage of the National Cathedral School’s lounge or their lovely courtyard.

For those who wish to purchase food, there is a cafe in the Old Baptistry building next to the Cathedral that offers coffee, pastries, sandwiches and other light fare for purchase. It is open Monday-Friday 7 am to 6 pm and on weekends 8 am to 6 pm.  Their menu is available here: full menu.  There are also a number of restaurants  on Wisconsin Avenue just a block away from the school that open between 11 and 11:30 for lunch as well as a Giant Food store with a take-away bar.

Participants coming from out of town will have a wide range of options for dinner:


General check-in will take place Sunday, June 23 and Monday June 24, 2019.  At check-in, you will pick up your student information packet and name tags .  Unless you are attending the Teacher Development Program Every Child Can!© , Violin Unit 1 or Cello Unit 1 courses and need to check-in earlier, try to attend the general check-in on Sunday. For parents and teachers, checking-in on Sunday will give you the chance to find out how to get to the Institute, to familiarize yourself with the building itself, locate classrooms, and ask questions. Students do not need to come with their parents, although some children may be comforted to see the facility before classes begin. There will be volunteers available to answer your questions during the check-in period on Sunday.  If you do not check-in on Saturday or Sunday, please arrive an hour before your first class on Monday, pick up your badge and information packet in the check-in area and locate your classrooms.

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