The school's location in Northern Virginia makes the Arlington school easily accessible by car, metrorail, and metrobus to a wide range of affordable restaurants, shopping areas (Pentagon City, Ballston Mall, Potomac Mills Shopping Outlet), and cultural attractions (e.g., Arlington National Cemetery, Old Town Alexandria, the Iwo Jima Memorial, the Pentagon, and Roosevelt Island).
It is also within a two hour drive of the Shenandoah Mountains, Kings Dominion, Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg, and Mt. Vernon, as well as a wide variety of national forests and preserves. Nearby institutions of higher learning include George Mason University and Marymount College. Johns Hopkins University also has a learning center in Northern Virginia. Music lovers can enjoy concerts ranging from opera to country to funk at the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, the Patriot Center, and Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge.