The Evergreen School is committed to accessibility and environmental stewardship. One of the programs that achieves both of these goals is our Custom Bus Service. Our bus service consists of privately chartered King County Metro buses serving middle and upper school students in partnership with The Evergreen School, University Prep and Lakeside School. At Evergreen we offer this option to Upper Division students in Grades 4 and above.
The bus is an efficient and safe way for our students to get to Evergreen. The routes are designed to run on major arterials, with few stops, thereby serving the highest number of families in the shortest amount of time. Currently there are seven routes which serve Seattle and the Eastside.
Families who elect to use the bus are charged fees for the year. Financial aid is available for the bus to families who apply for financial aid and demonstrate a need. Students are issued an ORCA pass which works on all King County Metro buses and the Link Rail system. This means that students could use this transportation system to reach destinations as far south as Tukwila.
Please look at the downloadable documents on this page to see if our system serves your neighborhood. If you have any questions about transportation options to Evergreen, please contact the Office of Admission.
For families applying to grades PS - 3 we encourage carpooling. Carpooling allows children to make friends with other Evergreen students and helps parents cut down on trips to school. It also helps relieve the traffic congestion in the school drive-through, and helps our environment. We encourage families to create their own carpools by providing an online directory that allows families to search for other Evergreen families that may be in their neighborhood.