August 2023 Update

  • Please note that the bus routes for private schools have been finalized for the 2023-24 school year. NO NEW STOPS will be added before the start of the school year. At the end of September, the transportation department will evaluate the routes and consider adding stops if possible.

    Please refer to the PDF documents below for your private school and utilize the existing stop closest to your residence. As a reminder, all students must have a bus pass to ride the bus. Please refer to the instructions below for purchasing a bus pass online.

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. 
     
    Bus Pass: 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.

    Registration: The bus application process is online. NPS uses MySchoolBucks as its registration and payment portal for bus passes. Register at MySchoolBucks. 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 below. As noted above, bus routes and stops have been finalized for the 2023-24 school year.
     
    Fees
    The 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 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 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, use the City of Newton's  Residential Services tool.

    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.

Private School Bus Stops