Serving students in six counties.
Currently, four routes serve students in Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, and Montgomery counties.
View individual pick-up and drop-off locations on the map.
Catonsville (2 stops), Elkridge, and Columbia (Lakefront)
South Laurel, Silver Spring, Olney, and Laytonsville
Monrovia, Mt. Airy, Cooksville, Ellicott City (Long Gate)
Laurel (3 stops), Maple Lawn, Highland, Clarksville
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost of bus transportation?
The cost of bus service is $2100 round-trip for the year ($1500 for a sibling) or $1050 one-way for the year (25% discount for siblings).
Are all ages allowed to ride the bus?
Pre-Kindergarten–Grade 12 students may ride the bus. Two- and three-year-olds are not permitted to ride the bus.
Can I sign up for different routes in the morning and afternoon?
Yes, your child can take one route or stop in the morning and another route or stop in the afternoon. Please indicate this on the enrollment form.
Do I need to register for Extended Day?
Yes, please register your child for drop-in Extended Day ($25 per year plus any per diem charges) so you can use the program when dismissal times differ from the other divisions.
Is there a discount for siblings?
Yes. The first student pays full price and additional siblings are charged 75% of the normal fee.
What about professional and parent conference days?
There will be no bus service on all-school Professional Days. There will be bus service when the Lower School is closed for a Professional or Parent Conference Day and the Middle and Upper Schools have a regular school day. Students must be enrolled in the Extended Day Program, pre-register for each day, and pay the per diem charge to attend full-day care.
What about scheduled early dismissals?
The bus will depart campus 30 minutes after all-school early dismissals. If a division has an earlier dismissal time than the others, Lower and Middle School students must pre-register to attend Extended Day at no cost until the normal dismissal time.
What about snow delays and early dismissals?
Buses will run on a delayed or early dismissal schedule as announced on our website. Please have plan in case you cannot reach the stop on time. Extended Day is also closed if school closes early due to inclement weather.
What about the last two weeks of the school year?
A schedule will be designed for the last two weeks of the academic year to best accommodate the most students riding the bus. Exams, noon dismissals, and other special events affect those school days.
When is payment due?
You will be billed in September and full payment is due by October 15.
What is the schedule for my route?
Shortly before the beginning of school year, an email with the schedule for each route is sent to families signed up for bus service. In general, the first stop is at around 6:20–7 a.m. and the bus departs campus at 4 p.m.
Where and when does my child board the bus in the afternoon?
Lower School students are directed to the correct bus when school is dismissed. A staff member will help students identify the correct bus at the beginning of the school year.
Can I make changes on a day-to-day basis, if needed?
Yes. Please notify the administrative assistant in your child’s division in advance of any change to your child’s afternoon schedule. If using Extended Day, students must be enrolled in the program and need to pre-register for early dismissals and special closings.
Will the bus arrive at my stop at exactly the same time each day?
No, due to traffic and other factors, a 10 minute window around the scheduled time is considered on time. The bus may arrive or depart from the stop as much as five minutes before or after the scheduled time. You must arrive at the stop at least five minutes before the scheduled time.
Does bus service accommodate after-school activities?
No. Students must board the bus shortly after school dismisses. However, for seasonal activities such as Upper School sports, we can provide a credit for the trimester. Please contact the Business Office at least one week in advance.