Private School Information
In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Newton residents whose children attend private schools in Newton are eligible for bus transportation provided by the Newton Public School district. All students attending private school who would like to use bus transportation, must register for a bus pass.
Registration: The bus application process is online. NPS uses MySchoolBucks as its registration and payment portal for bus passes. Please follow this MySchoolBucks link to register. If you do not have a MySchoolBucks account, you will be asked to create one.Please note that the registration process will ask for your bus stop. You can view the bus stops from last year below. If you do not see an existing stop in close proximity to your residence, you may request that a stop be added. To add a stop, please contact your school administrator or the NPS Transportation Department at 617-559-9051 or firstname.lastname@example.org.FeesThe fees for private school students are the same as public school students. They are as follows:
- K-5th grade students – All elementary students who reside LESS than 2 miles from their elementary school and wish to ride the bus must now pay a bus fee (new for 2023-24 school year.) Students who reside MORE than 2 miles from their elementary school and wish to ride the bus DO NOT pay the fee.
- 6th grade students – if you reside LESS than 2 miles from the school and wish to ride the bus, you pay the fee. If you reside MORE than 2 miles from the school and wish to ride the bus, you do NOT pay the fee.
- 7th – 12th grade students – all students in grades 7-12 pay the fee to ride the bus.
To determine your distance from the school, please follow this link.
Reminder: all students must have a bus pass to ride the bus. When you register, payment will not be requested if you are not required to pay based on your distance or financial aid status.
Bus Pass: Your bus pass will be ready in August. You will need NPS to create an account in Aspen, our student information system, in order to access your bus pass. Please contact our transportation department for assistance: 617-559-9051 or email@example.com.
Private School Bus Stops
Afternoon routes only. For morning routes, see Day Middle School routes.