Taking the MBTA

  • Using the MBTA is a viable option for middle and high school students in the Newton Public Schools. Student Charlie Cards (S-Cards) can be obtained in the front office at your student's school or from the NPS transportation department.  A student card is valid for one year, from Sept. 1st - Aug. 31st. A new one must be obtained each year.
    Funds can then be deposited onto the card on board a bus, fare vending machine and/or at a subway station. Funds CANNOT be deposited online. The S-card is pay-as-you-go and a maximum of $10 can be placed on the card at any one time. However, a monthly pass can be placed onto an S-Card each month if necessary. For more information on student Charlie cards visit the MBTA site.

    Below you will find MBTA bus routes that serve our schools.

    Each bus number below links to its bus page on the MBTA website. You can also use the "Trip Planner"  on the MBTA site to identify the best route for your student.

Middle Schools

  • Bigelow

    Bus 5257 - Park St. and Elmwood
    Bus 501503 - Park St. and Tremont


    Bus 52 - Adjacent to school


    Bus 556 - Walnut and Linwood
    Bus 59 - Walnut and Watertown
    Bus 553554 - Washington and Walnut

    Oak Hill

    Bus 52 - In front of school

High Schools

  • Newton North

    Bus 59 - Walnut and Mill
    Bus 553554 - Washington and Lowell Ave.
    Bus 556 - Washington and Walnut

    Newton South

    Bus 52 - Parker St. and Roosevelt OR Parker St. and Parker Rd.