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Parent Resources

Drop-Off, Pick-Up & Parking

List of 3 items.

  • Student Drop Off

    We ask families to drop off their children next to the Little Sanctuary on Pilgrim Road or on Senior Circle. Students may not be dropped off on Garfield Street at any time. 

    Lower School Drop Off

    Enter via Pilgrim Road off Massachusetts Avenue when traveling northbound. (Please do not attempt to make an illegal left turn onto Pilgrim Road from south-bound Massachusetts Avenue.)

    Drop off your son in the designated area near the Little Sanctuary. 

    Exit campus by proceeding to the intersection by the Peace Cross and either continuing on Pilgrim Road or turning left on Church House Lane then right on South Road.

    Upper School Drop Off

    Enter via Pilgrim Road, off Massachusetts Avenue, or Lych Gate Road, off Wisconsin Ave.

    Drop off your son in Senior Circle.

    Exit campus by either turning right on Pilgrim Road or going straight on Church House Lane then right on South Road.
  • Student Pick Up

    No students may be picked up on Garfield Street at any time. Please do not wait for your son on Garfield Street, on the gymnasium service road, or in St. Sophia’s turn-around area.

    Lower School Pick-Up

    Lower School pick-up follows the same pattern as Lower School drop-off:

    Enter via Pilgrim Road off Massachusetts Avenue.

    Pick up your son in the designated area near the Little Sanctuary.

    Exit campus by proceeding to the intersection by the Peace Cross and either continuing on Pilgrim Road or turning left on Church House Lane then right on South Road.

    Upper School Pick-Up

    Upper School parents have several options for pick-up, including on Senior Circle, on Pilgrim Road by the amphitheater, or on Pilgrim Road near the fields. If necessary, parents can wait for their sons by parking on Pilgrim Road between Senior Circle and the George Washington Statue.
  • Parking

    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.

    Student Parking

    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

    Parent Parking

    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.

    Visitor Parking

    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 Fines

    • 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
Located in Washington D.C.,  St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.