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Transportation

Bus

Seattle Academy provides morning and afternoon bus service in many areas where our students live.  Bus service enables students to arrive safely and ontime to classes, reduces traffic congestion from individual cars on Capitol Hill and relieves the pressure on parking.  We feel it provides a service to our families, makes us better neighbors as we reduce traffic in the area and provides a transportation alternative that reduces our overall carbon impact. Our busses are easily recognized. They are yellow and/or have SEATTLE ACADEMY or HARLOWS on the side.
 

Photo of Seattle Academy students boarding school buses.

Students may sign up for the morning bus, afternoon bus or both.  A decision can be made by families to opt-in or opt-out of using SAAS bus transportation on a monthly basis. Community Chest is available to help financially support families based on their need.

Schedule: 

See stops and schedules below.  
Morning  and Afternoon Bus services will follow the school year calendar.
During exam weeks the Bus Service will follow the regular schedule.
When a delay to the start of school is announced (weather, power disruption, etc.), the bus will be delayed the same amount of time.

Contacts:

Bus status voicemail: 206-861-0943.  This number will have information on route disruptions or delays.
Primary contact: Loyal Hanrahan, Transportation Manager
Secondary contact: Mari Anderson, Chief Operating Officer
Billing questions:  Julie Gommi

Sign Up to Ride the SAAS Bus:

Morning Bus Sign Up Form
*$1,197/year or $133/month for the 2018-19 School Year

Afternoon Bus Sign Up Form
$792/year or $88/month for the 2018-19 School Year

Morning Bus Routes

520 Morning Route

520 Morning Route Stop Name Departure Time
Sears in Redmond, 2200 148th Ave (the bus will pick up on the back/east side of Sears just south of Five Guys) Sears 7:15 AM
Burger Master, 10606 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98004 Northup Way 7:25 AM
Points Drive NE & 92nd Ave NE (on the 520 lid) Points Drive 7:35 AM

I-90 Morning Route

I-90 Morning Route Stop Name Departure Name
Albertsons - west end of parking lot on 150th Ave. SE (South of I-90) Albertson's 7:15 AM

Pilgrim Lutheran Church - 10420 SE 11th St., Bellevue, 98004

Pilgrim 7:25 AM
Walgreen's - 7707 SE 27th St., Mercer Island, 98040 Mercer Island 7:35 AM

Northwest Morning Route

Northwest Morning Route Stop Name Departure Time
QFC - 9999 Holman Rd. NW, Seattle, 98117 QFC 6:55 AM
Ballard Goodwill - 6400 8th Ave. NW, 98107 Goodwill 7:05 AM
Wallingford Center - 1815 N 45th, 98103  Wallingford 7:15 AM

Northeast Morning Route

Northeast Morning Route Stop Name Departure Time
Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center - enter lot at NE 65th St. and 21st Ave. NE Ravenna 7:20 AM
Safeway at University Village - 3020 NE 45th St., 98105 Safeway/UV 7:30 AM

Magnolia, Queen Anne Morning Route

Magnolia, Queen Anne Morning Route Stop Name Departure Time
Pagliacci Pizza - 1614 W. Dravus Pagliacci 7:15 AM
Safeway - 2100 Queen Anne Ave. N Queen Anne 7:25 AM

South and West Morning Route

South and West Morning Route Stop Name Departure Time
West Seattle Bowl - 4505 39th Ave. SW West Seattle Bowl 7:00 AM
Safeway - 9262 Rainier Ave. S Safeway/Rainier 7:30 AM
Hamlin Robinson School - 1701 20th Ave. S HRS 7:45 AM

Afternoon Bus Routes

East Side / Mercer Island Afternoon Route

East Side / Mercer Island Afternoon Route Stop Name Approximate Times
Depart SAAS    3:25 PM
Walgreens - 7707 SE 27th St., Mercer Island, 98040 Mercer Island 3:45 PM
Pilgrim Lutheran Church - 10420 SE 11th Street, Bellevue, 98004 Pilgrim 3:50 PM
St. Luke Lutheran Church - 3030 Bellevue Way NE Kirkland, 98004 St. Luke 4:05 PM 

Northwest Afternoon Route

Northwest Afternoon Route Stop Name Approximate Times
Depart SAAS   3:25 PM
Whole Foods - 2001 15th Ave. W, 98119 Whole Foods 3:50 PM
Safeway - 2100 Queen Anne Ave. N Queen Anne 4:00 PM
Wallingford Center - 1815 N 45th, 98103 Wallingford 4:15 PM
Ballard Goodwill - 6400 8th Ave. NW, 98107 Goodwill 4:25 PM
QFC - 9999 Holman Rd NW, Seattle, 98177 QFC 4:40 PM

Northeast Afternoon Route

Northeast Afternoon Route Stop Name Approximate Times
Depart SAAS   3:25 PM
Safeway at University Village - 3020 NE 45th St., 98105 Safeway 3:50 PM
ZEEK's Pizza - 2108 NE 65th, 98115 Zeek's  4:05 PM 

South and West Afternoon Route

South and West Afternoon Route Stop Name Approximate Times
Depart SAAS   3:25 PM
Hamlin Robinson School - 1701 20th Ave S HRS 3:35 PM
Rainier Community Center -4600 38th Ave S RCC 3:50 PM
West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW West Seattle Bowl 4:10 PM

Pick Up and Drop Off

Please review our preferred drop off and pick up information by clicking on the links below.

Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan

Student Driving and Transportation

This information is excerpted from the Seattle Academy Student and Parent Handbook.
 

Seattle Academy's urban campus and semi-open campus policy require that students exercise maturity,
responsibility, and common sense. Our central location affords easy access by public transportation. However,
we recognize that upper school students may choose to drive their own cars to and from school. It is assumed
that these students and their parents have thoroughly discussed the risks and responsibilities of driving.
Seattle Academy is not responsible for any loss, theft, tickets, damage, or injury that results in connection with
students driving themselves or others.

The following rules apply to student driving:

  1. Student drivers and their families must sign a release acknowledging that students drive to school at their own risk and that the school is not responsible for any loss, theft, damage, or injury resulting from student driving.
  2. Students may drive to and from school and during lunch. Please note: This may result in students driving other students during lunch. The school does not oversee these instances of students driving other students.
  3. Students may not drive between buildings during the time between classes or during class time.
  4. Middle School students are not allowed in cars driven by student drivers during the school day.
  5. Any unusual circumstances which might require a student to go off-campus in a car during the school day, whether as a driver or a rider, must be approved by the Head or Assistant Head of the Middle School via the Middle School Front Desk and/or the Head or Assistant Head of the Upper School via the Vanderbilt Front Desk. Parents will be informed of these instances.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Students must have a valid parking pass to use Seattle Academy parking lots.
  • Students must park in their designated spot.
  • Students may lose parking privileges if they violate the rules listed above.

Parking

Parking Information

  • The gym garage, the 14th Avenue lot, and 16th Avenue lot are reserved parking for students and faculty from 7:30 AM – 3 PM. Please do not park in someone’s assigned space.
  • Parking for evening events in the gym or Arts Center will be in the gym garage or the 14th Avenue parking lot.
  • Parking for evening events in the Temple Building  will be in the 16th Avenue parking lot.
  • If you have any questions about parking, please contact Sheila Haranahan

View Student Parking Permits Instructions

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