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  • 15201 Meridian Ave N
  • Shoreline, WA 98133
  • phone: 206.364.2650
  • fax: 206.363.9025

Transportation

The Evergreen School is committed to accessibility and environmental stewardship. As a leader in environmental sustainability and with families from over 40 ZIP codes attending Evergreen, we strive to be a good neighbor by minimizing traffic on Meridian Avenue and in the surrounding neighborhood. For all families, we encourage carpooling and continue to try to make this an easy option. We also offer custom bus service for students in the Upper Division, fourth through eighth grade. Bicycling and walking are other environmentally friendly alternatives for some of our families.
  • Carpooling
  • Custom Bus Service
  • Bicycling and Walking
2014-2015 Evergreen Families by ZIP Code
Carpooling
For all families we encourage carpooling, especially for those families with students in grades Preschool – Grade 3 who can’t yet use the Metro Custom Bus Service. 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 connecting them with Evergreen families in their neighborhood. Parent/Guardian volunteer neighborhood carpool captains are ready to help families locate and coordinate carpools with each other. 
Custom Bus Service
Metro Custom Bus Program
The Evergreen School partners with University Prep and Lakeside School and contracts with King County Metro to provide specially designed custom bus routes that our students can use traveling to and from school. At Evergreen, we offer this option to upper division students in grades 4 and above. The routes are commuter-style, which means they run on major arterials with occasional stops, thereby serving the greatest number of families in the shortest amount of time. This means families generally drive or carpool to the stops.

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. Families who want bus service should sign up for a full or half year pass. Evergreen does not have a program available for intermittent riders.

Custom ORCA Passes
Students in the custom bus program receive an unlimited use ORCA pass which can be used on the custom bus and anywhere else ORCA is accepted—including Metro, Sound Transit, or Community Transit—any day of the week. Full school year passes are active from when students receive their passes in August through June 10.
  • Fall passes are active when students receive their passes in August through January 30.*
  • Spring passes are active January 1 through June 10. Passes will be sent to families in mid-December.
*Families with an Evergreen ORCA pass may keep it during the summer at no additional cost, if they renew the service for the full following year.
 
What are the buses like to ride? 
The custom buses are regular King County Metro buses that are designed to meet the needs of commuters including students. While the routes that serve Lakeside, University Prep and The Evergreen School are used primarily by our students, faculty and staff, they are available to anyone. Non-students looking for transportation along these routes can freely find them on Metro’s website and use these buses as long as they have an ORCA pass and pay the custom fare. This does not happen often. And, like all Metro buses, there are occasions where students may need to stand.
In addition, buses run on major arterials, and timetables are constructed to take traffic into account. However, it is important to remember that traffic and weather are not under our control, and buses can sometimes run late.

Please look at the bus schedules 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.
Bicycling and Walking
Seattle Schools Walk.Bike.Schools program has helpful tips for getting to school in Seattle. Or read our recommendations for bicycling to/from Evergreen. Most important when choosing this option is ensuring that students travel safely.

Throughout the admission season, call or email the Office of Admission with any questions at 206-364-0801 or admission@evergreenschool.org.
Contact Us
By phone: 206.364.0801
By e-mail: Admission
Office of Admission
Deirdre McNally
Admission Associate

Susan Smith
Director of Admissions

Jonathon Risser
Advancement Data Manager