The following information is provided to help you secure transportation for your child from your local school district. Some districts that are near Princeton Day School provide transportation. Many districts do not provide transportation, but might provide reimbursement in lieu of transportation. Dismissal times vary at PDS, but all buses depart PDS at approximately 3:25 every day.
The following students are not eligible for New Jersey Transportation services:
- Students younger than 5 years old
- K–12 students more than 20 miles from school
- 9–12 students within 2.3 miles of school
- PreK–8 students within 2 miles of school
- Students who do not live in New Jersey
Courtesy busing for students living within two miles of school may be available only if a route already exits. To apply, please submit a B6T Transportation Application Instructions/Form.
Occasionally, parents use a private transportation company to transport students from districts that do not bus students to PDS.
Please also note that in case of a delayed opening or cancellation of school due to weather conditions, parents should contact their local school district. Buses will follow the announcements and decisions for each individual school district, not Princeton Day School.
In order to receive transportation or reimbursement, you must submit a B6T form. The form stipulates a February 26 deadline, which applies to our current families. Once new families have confirmed and are officially enrolled, forms should be submitted as soon as possible by those families. Please print a copy of your B6T application for your own records. However, no paper copies will be accepted. Parents requesting transportation must submit one application per child and must indicate their local Board of Education at the top of the form. Contact your local public school if you are unsure about the name of your Board of Education. If your address changes during the school year, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so the information is current and arrangements can be made to transfer your child(ren) to a new bus system.
Families seeking bus transportation must submit the B6T Transportation Application Instructions/Form. New families must be confirmed and officially enrolled before they may submit this form (the deadline of February 26 to submit the form does not apply to new families, although once enrolled those families must submit the form as soon as possible).
Courtesy busing for students living fewer than two miles from school may be available if a bus route already exists.
Princeton Day School will keep families informed about transportation issues via the website and email.