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Alexandria Education Center

413 John Carlyle Street, Suite 250
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 299-0297 | alexdesk@gwu.edu

Garage Entrance: 1925 Ballenger Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314

Featuring a community counseling center, 11 classrooms, art gallery & studio space, this center is conveniently located four blocks from the King Street Metro Station, accessible by the blue and yellow lines and about 20 min. You can also reach the center from major roadways such as I-395 and the George Washington Parkway. Metered street parking is available or you can park in the building’s garage. Parking is $5 per hour; $10 per day; $5 per evening (after 5 p.m.); $130 per month and you will find the garage entrance at 1925 Ballenger Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314.


Directions by Car From I-395 North/South: East on Duke Street approximately 3 miles. Turn right at the light on to John Carlyle Street and go to the end of the circle. Continue on John Carlyle Street and turn right on to Ballenger Avenue.

From I-495: Exit 2B to Telegraph Road North. Turn right onto Duke Street (Route 236 East). Turn right at the light on to John Carlyle Street and go to the end of the circle. Continue on John Carlyle Street and turn right on to Ballenger Avenue.

From George Washington Parkway North/South: West on Duke Street approximately 1/2 mile. Turn left at the light on to John Carlyle Street and go to the end of the circle. Continue on John Carlyle Street and turn right on to Ballenger Avenue.


Directions by Metro From the King Street Metro Station: The Center is located approximately 3 blocks from the King Street Metro Station, accessible by the Blue and Yellow lines.  Exit the metro to Diagonal Road and turn right. Walk to Duke Street and turn left (east) at the light. Turn right on to John Carlyle Street at the next light. Walk to the end of the circle. The Center entrance faces the circle. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor.

Street Entrance: GW’s street entrance faces the circle. Take the elevator up to the 2nd floor.

Parking: There is 2-hour metered parking until  9 p.m. around the circle and on adjacent streets, and a parking garage under the building.  Meter parking is enforced Monday-Saturday.  Sunday is free.

Parking Garage Entrance: Continue on John Carlyle Street past the circle to Ballenger Avenue. Turn right on to Ballenger Avenue, then right at 1925 Ballenger Avenue into the garage. Follow the signs to Retail Elevator/GW and take it up to the 2nd floor.


DCA Regan National Airport

National Airport is the closest and most convenient to the Alexandria Education Center. From the airport, the Metrorail Blue/Yellow Line connects to the King Street- Metro Station.

Estimated Time & Cost:

  • Metrorail Blue/Yellow Line direct to King Street Station: 15min, $3.65
  • Cab: 15min, $14

Directions To Campus Using Public Transportation

The Metro Station is directly accessible from the Concourse level in Terminals B&C across from the information desks.

  1. Board the Blue or Yellow Line in the direction of Franconia-Springfield or Huntington
  2. Arrive at the King Street Station
  3. Follow Metro Directions from King Street

Additional Information: Reagan Washington National Airport 


IAD Dulles National Airport

Dulles Airport is more distant and serves as the regions main international airport.  The new Silver Line Express Bus easily connects the Dulles terminal to the Wiehle Reston East Station where you can board a Silver Line train and further a Blue Line Train at Rosslyn Station towards King Street Station.

Estimated Time & Cost: 

  • Super Shuttle: 40min, $30
  • Silver Line Express Bus connecting to Metrorail Wiehle Reston East Station to Rosslyn Station and then Blue Line Train to King Street Metro Station: 60min, $6.00
  • Cab: 40min, $50

Directions To Campus Using Public Transportation

  1. Purchase tickets and board the Silver Line Express Bus at Door 4 on the Arrivals level of the Main Terminal
  2. At the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station, board the Silver Line in the direction of Largo Town Center
  3. Arrive at the Rosslyn Station
  4. Board the Blue Line Train in the direction of Franconia-Springfield
  5. Arrive at King Street Station

Additional Information: Dulles International Airport


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