Extended Care & Transportation
Bus routes are offered in Montgomery, Howard, and Prince George’s counties, and Washington, DC for students in PK4 through 12th grade. Please note that the routes are determined by student need each year and are subject to change. Buses are scheduled so that they can arrive at SSFS at or before 7:50 am; depending on the route, the first morning pick-up location is between 6:40-7:00 am. Buses depart SSFS at 3:45 pm (2:45 pm on Wednesdays). Proposed routes and times for 2019-20 are listed here. Riders can choose to use bus transportation in the mornings, afternoons, or both, and can also select which days of the week they would like to ride.
In addition, we offer an afternoon free bus service each day for middle and upper-school students participating in athletics and other after-school activities; this bus departs campus at 5:45 pm to take students to the Glenmont and Shady Grove metro stations.
Bus Routes and Fees
- Click here to register for bus transportation (via MyBackPack)
- Click here to see 2018-19 Bus Routes (updated 2/2/2018)
- Click here to see 2019-2020 Bus Routes
- Click here to see Bus Rates
If you have questions or wish to discuss the program in more detail, please contact Cathryn Carnevale, Facilities & Transportation Administrator, at 301.774.7455 x177 or via email at Cathryn.email@example.com.
SSFS accepts bus registrations until August 1st, or until routes are at capacity. Please note that some routes will fill to capacity before August 1st. Directions for bus registration may be found online here.
Lower School Before Care is also available for any student from 7:30 to 8:00 am. Students are dropped off in front of Walbrooke/Breiling, the main Lower School building, where they are greeted by Lower School faculty. Weather permitting, the students are supervised on the Lower School playground. In the event of inclement weather, students gather in a Lower School classroom where they can visit with friends, read, draw, or play games. Registration is not required for Before Care services.
The Lower School partners with Kids After Hours for After Care. Highlights of the Lower School KAH After Care program include:
- Extended hours to 6:30 pm
- Themed monthly activities
- Full Day (8-4) care on professional days and professional development days when there are no classes for Lower School students
- Full Day (8-4) care for the SSFS spring break week and some of winter break
- Care on inclement weather closing days if Montgomery County Administrative offices are open
Lower School Extended Care Fees 2019-2020
Fees depend on the number of days your student is registered. The Lower School Aftercare Program through Kids After Hours is $4350 per student for full-time, full-year use 5 days a week. Families have the ability to select individual days of the week at a reduced rate. Drop-in rates for aftercare and full day care services are also available if needed. More information and online registration is available on the Kids After Hours website.
The Middle School Afterschool Program includes the following features:
- Extended hours to 6:30 pm
- Full Day (8-4) care on professional days and professional development days when there are no classes for Middle School students
- Club activities
Middle School Aftercare Fees 2019-2020
The Middle School Aftercare Program is $2220 per student for the full academic school year and may also be prorated for sport seasons and individual days of the week. Drop-in rates for aftercare and full day care services are also available if needed. Registration is available through MyBackPack.