Transportation… All Roads Lead to MFS!

 

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All Roads Lead to MFS!

Moorestown Friends School is proud to serve students from over 60 towns in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The Admissions Office is eager to discuss a transportation plan for your family as you consider Moorestown Friends School.

In New Jersey, transportation varies by school district. Some school districts provide bus service while others provide reimbursement in lieu of transportation (currently $884 per student).

Moorestown Friends encourages families to register your child with your public school district for busing through the Application for Private School Transportation Form (B6T). The information you provide will enable your school district to arrange transportation or payment.

Eligibility and Exemption Information for New Jersey Students:

  • Children must be enrolled in Kindergarten – Grade 12 at MFS
  • Children must live within 20 miles of MFS to be eligible.
  • Children living in Moorestown must live further than the following distances from MFS to be eligible for transportation:
    • Grades K – 6: 1 mile or more
    • Grades 7 – 12: 1.5 miles or more
  • Districts that provide transportation for their public school students must provide transportation or aid in lieu of transportation for private school students living within the district.
  • Districts that do not transport their own public school students will not provide transportation or aid in lieu of transportation for private school students.

Does Moorestown Friends School offer bus service to and from school?

Moorestown Friends provides transportation to students if they do not participate in district-provided busing. Families may choose to pay for a full year of transportation or may pay by season (fall, winter, spring). 2016-17 fees:

Round Trip – $3,315 ($1,105 per season)
One Way – $2,115 ($705 per season)

Depending on location, it is possible a centralized pickup/dropoff point may be used.

For Special or Emergency Circumstances:

A ticket can be purchased for $20 in the Business Office for individual rides but are limited to 5 per season for each student. Tickets will only be issued when the student passenger can be accommodated.

What school districts currently offer bus service to and from Moorestown Friends School?

  • Moorestown Township Public Schools*
  • Rancocas Valley Regional School District**
  • Lenape Regional School District**
    * see eligibility note above
    ** Please note: Some towns in this district are subject to aid in lieu of busing if there is not sufficient number of students.

All other districts offer aid in lieu of transportation ($884/students). Please remember that MFS also offers a private bus service (see above).

Late Shuttle Service (Grades 5-12 only)

Moorestown Friends School partners with Gold Bear Shuttle to offer evening door to door shuttle service for students in grades 5-12.

Shuttles depart in the fall and spring at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Winter 2016-17 departure times are 4:30 and 5:15 p.m.

In order to receive your discount and register for Late Shuttle Service please download the GoldBear App and get started. For complete information on their services visit GoldBearShuttle.com.

 

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