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Transportation & Hours of Operation

Transportation

Nassau County Residents:
Each year, parents and guardians of Waldorf students must submit a request for transportation to a non-public school to the school district in which the student(s) reside. These requests/applications must be received by the appropriate school district no later than April 1st of the preceding school year. Failure to submit your request by this deadline will result in your student not qualifying for transportation. The only exception is when a student has moved after the application deadline, in which case the request must be filed within 30 days of moving to the district.

  1. Contact your local school district's transportation office to request transportation. (Click here for a link to many public school district transportation offices.)
  2. You should receive a confirmation letter in the mail from the district AND a route assignment from the bus company that the district has contracted for your child's transportation.
  3. Contact the Waldorf School of Garden City and provide us with this information.

Click here to notify us online 

Click here for a printable notification form

New York City residents: 
New York City Residents are not eligible for school bus transportation outside of the New York City Limits. However, students are eligible to receive a Metro Card or other services provided by the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Pupil Services. For more information, visit the New York City Department of Education website or

Office of Pupil Transportation
44-36 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island, City, NY, 11101
Customer Service: (718) 392-8855

To request a Metro Card, contact Kathy Bossuk or Loretta Mignone at the Waldorf School.

Click here for Bus Companies contracted out by NYC Dept of Ed.

 

Suffolk County residents: 
Section 3635 of the Education Law requires all non-city districts to provide transportation for pupils enrolled in kindergarten through grades 8 who live more than two miles from the school they attend and for pupils enrolled in grades 9-12 who live more than three miles from the school they attend up to a distance of fifteen miles. ~NYSED.gov

If you meet the above requirements, follow the instructions provided for Nassau Country residents above. For more detailed information, click for NYSED.gov transportation handbook.

Click here for Suffolk Bus Companies that may hire out services.

 

Hours of operation

Hours of operation are as follows:

Kindergarten:

Monday through Friday Opening8:10 am*
Monday through Friday Dismissal12:00 noon
Monday through Friday Optional Dismissal3:20 pm

Grades 1 through 3:

Monday through Friday Opening8:10 am*
Monday through Thursday Dismissal3:20 pm
Regular Friday Dismissal12:00 noon
Optional Friday Dismissal3:20 pm

Grades 4 through 12:

Monday through Friday Opening8:10 am*
Monday through Friday Dismissal3:20 pm
Late Bus (High School Only)6:00 pm

*Please note that buses need to arrive in the morning by 8am.

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