General Parking Policy
Every parking space on the Close is assigned to one of the four institutions on the Close. St. Albans parking spots include all the spaces on Senior Circle, most of the spaces on Pilgrim Road, and some spaces on South Road and Lych Gate Road. We have divided these spaces into parking areas for faculty, students, and other community members. Cars parked in these spaces between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, must have an assigned Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation (PECF) hangtag. At other times, parking on the Close is open to anyone. Surface parking after 11:00 p.m. is prohibited without authorization.
District of Columbia zoning regulations prohibit students, faculty, or staff from parking on any streets near the school (this includes both sides of Garfield Street and applies regardless IX. General School Information St. Albans School Handbook 53 of whether the car has a Zone 3 Residential Parking Permit).
Parking Registration and Hangtags
Hangtags will be issued by the PECF police free of charge during student registration and faculty meetings. During the year, if a faculty member, staff member, or student needs to replace or acquire a new hangtag, he/she should go to the PECF security office, located on the top floor of the parking garage. Families of students who drive to school will be issued a maximum of one hangtag.
Because of the scarcity of parking, St. Albans encourages all students to consider alternatives to driving themselves to school and limits parking to students in grades 11 and 12. Those students who drive must register their vehicles with the school and the PECF police, and they must display a hangtag distributed by the PECF police. All parking must be on campus, and during the peak parking hours from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., students must park in spaces specifically designated for St. Albans students (generally, those spaces are on designated areas of South Road and Pilgrim Road). Student contracts include language that acknowledges acceptance of this parking practice as a condition of driving to school. Neighbors will be advised to report parking infractions to the Metropolitan Police Department and to report violations of this policy to the school. Violators of this policy are subject to the school disciplinary process and face progressive penalties, including tickets for parking illegally or parking without a proper hangtag as well as possible suspension/ forfeiture of the right to park on the Close for the remainder of the academic year
Parents coming to school for a meeting on week days between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. may park in one of the visitor parking spaces on Senior Circle, if available. If not, we ask you to park in the PECF garage which is accessible via the Hearst Hall traffic light off Wisconsin Avenue. While the garage normally charges an hourly fee, the School will validate up to two hours of parking for parents in these situations. To receive a validation stamp, parents should bring their parking ticket to the St. Albans School receptionist.
If parents are attending an event after 3:30 p.m. or on weekends, we ask that they their car on the Close, which does not require a permit or hangtag outside the school day.
Visitors to St. Albans School should park in the Cathedral parking garage, which is accessible via the Hearst Hall traffic light off Wisconsin Avenue.
Between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, faculty, staff, and students may park only in the designated spots and with the proper display of identification. The PECF Police will enforce parking policies, and violators will be subject to ticketing, fines, and in some cases, towing. Unpaid tickets will be reported to a collection agency.
- Parking in a handicap space $150
- Parking in a fire lane (yellow curb) $100
- Parking overnight $100
- Parking in a crosswalk $50
- Parking in a reserved space $30
- Parking without a proper hangtag $25