Transportation & Extended Care
Sandy Spring Friends School offers option bus transportation for the convenience of our parents. Bus routes are offered in Montgomery, Howard, and Prince George’s counties and in Washington, DC, for students starting in preschool (age 4) 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 7:45 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). 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 shuttle service each day for middle and upper school students participating in athletics and other after-school activities; this bus departs from the Middle School circle on campus at 5:45 pm to take students to the Glenmont and Shady Grove metro stations.
Assistant Director of Facilities, Maintenance & Transportation
Bus Fees for 2020-2021 - Second Semester (4 Days or 2 Days/Week in Hybrid Learning Mode)
|4 Days Round Trip (LS/MS Only)||2 Days Round Trip (US Only)|
* Financial Aid Transportation stipends are available for families currently receiving Financial Aid Grants.
Bus Fees for 2021-2022
|Number of Children||Round Trip||One-Way
(5 trips AM or 5 trips PM)
|Third Child (or More)||No Charge||No Charge|
One-Way, Per Trip: $16
Lower School Extended Care
Lower School Before Care is available at no cost for any student from 7:30 to 8:00 am.
Lower School After Care: Our Lower School partners with Kids After Hours for our Preschool-5th grade students. Fees depend on the number of days your student is registered. More information and online registration for 2021-2022 is available on the Kids After Hours website.
Middle School After Care
The Middle School offers reliable and convenient after-school care in a safe, supportive, and fun environment.
The Middle School Aftercare Program is $2340 per student for the full academic school year in 2021-2022 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.