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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.

Contacts:

When we have route delays or other changes, we will text that information to those families signed up for the specific route. Please make sure your correct cell phone numbers are on file with the school. 
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 2019-20 School Year

Afternoon Bus Sign Up Form
$792/year or $88/month for the 2019-20 School Year

Schedule: 

Morning Bus Routes

520 Morning Route

Stop Name Stop Address Stop Description Departure Time
Overlake Fashion Plaza 2150 148th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052 Load in front of 5 Guys 7:15 AM
Burgermaster 10606 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98004   7:30 AM
520 Lid 92nd Avenue NE, Clyde Hill, WA 98004   7:40 AM

I-90 Morning Route

Stop Name Stop Address Stop Description Departure Time
Issaquah PCC 1810 12th Avenue NW, Issaquah, WA 98027   6:50 AM
Eastgate Plaza 15100 SE 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006 Load in front of Outback Steakhouse 7:05 AM
Pilgrim Lutheran Church 10420 SE 11th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004   7:20 AM
Mercer Island Walgreens 7707 SE 27th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040   7:35 AM
Hamlin Robinson School 1701 20th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144   7:45 AM

Ravenna, U Village (Northeast) Morning Route

Stop Name Stop Address Stop Description Departure Time
Ravenna Eckstein Community Center 6535 Ravenna Avenue, NE, Seattle, WA 98115   7:20 AM
U Village Safeway 3020 NE 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98105   7:30 AM

Crown Hill, Northgate, Wallingford Morning Route

       
Aurora Square 15505 Westminster Way N, Shoreline, WA 98133 Load in front of Central Market 6:50 AM
Holman Road QFC 9999 Holman Road NW, Seattle, WA 98117   7:00 AM
Northgate Mall 401 NE Northgate Way, Seattle, WA 98125 Load in front of California Kitchen 7:10 AM
Wallingford QFC 1801 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103 Load on Wallingford Ave. N 7:25 AM

Ballard, Magnolia Morning Route

Stop Name Stop Address Stop Description Departure Time
Ballard Goodwill 6400 8th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107   7:15 AM
Interbay Paggliacci Pizza 1614 W Dravus ST, Seattle, WA 98119    7:25 AM

Queen Anne Morning Route

Stop Name Stop Address Stop Description Departure Time
Queen Anne N and W Garfield 1607 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109   7:00 AM
W Galer and 5th Ave W 502 W Galer   7:05 AM
W McGraw and 6th Ave W 535 W McGraw   7:10 AM
W McGraw and Queen Anne Ave N 2231 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109   7:15 AM
Boston Street and Queen Anne Ave N 115 Boston St, Seattle, WA 98109   7:20 AM

South Morning Route

Stop Name Stop Address Stop Description Departure Time
Matt Griffin YMCA 3595 S 188th Street, SeaTac, WA 98188   6:45 AM
Renton Safeway 200 S Third Street, Renton WA 98057   7:05 AM
Rainier Beach Safeway 9262 Rainier Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98118   7:25 AM
Hamlin Robinson School 1701 20th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144   7:45 AM

West Morning Route

Stop Name Stop Address Stop Description Departure Time
Lincoln Park 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, WA 98136 Load across from parking lot 6:55 AM
West Seattle Bowl 4505 39th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98116 Load on SW Oregon and 39th Ave. SW 7:05 AM
Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club 4520 MLK Jr Way S, Seattle, WA 98118   7:30 AM
Hamlin Robinson School 1701 20th Avenue S, Seattle WA 98144   7:45 AM

Afternoon Bus Routes

Wallingford, Ballard Afternoon Route

Stop Name Stop Address Stop Description Departure Time
Seattle Academy     3:20 PM
Wallingford QFC 1801 N 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98103 Load on Wallingford Ave N 3:45 PM
Ballard Goodwill 6400 8th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107   4:00 PM

Eastside Afternoon Route

Stop Name Stop Address Stop Description Departure Time
Seattle Academy     3:20 PM
Mercer Island Walgreens 7707 SE 27th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040   3:45 PM
Pilgrim Lutheran Church 10420 SE 11th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004   4:00 PM
520 Lid 92 Ave. NE, Clyde Hill, WA 98004   4:10 PM

U Village, Ravenna, Northgate, Crown Hill Afternoon Route

Stop Name Stop Address Stop Description Departure Time
Seattle Academy     3:20 PM
U Village Safeway 3020 NE 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98105   3:40 PM
Ravenna Eckstein Community Center 6535 Ravenna Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98115   3:50 PM
Northgate Mall 401 NE Northgate Way, Seattle, WA 98125 In front of California Kitchen 4:05 PM
Holman Road QFC 9999 Holman Road NW, Seattle, WA 98117   4:20 PM
Aurora Square  15300 Westminster Way N, Shoreline, WA 98133 In front of Central Market 4:30 PM

Queen Anne Afternoon Route

Stop Name Stop Address Stop Description Departure Time
Whole Foods 2001 15th Ave. W, Seattle, WA 98119   3:35 PM
Queen Anne N and W Garfield 1607 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109   3:45 PM
W Galer and 5th Ave W 502 W Galer, Seattle, WA 98109   3:50 PM
W McGraw and 6th Ave W 535 W McGraw, Seattle, WA 98109   3:55 PM
W McGraw and Queen Anne Ave N 2231 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109   4:00 PM
Boston Street and Queen Anne Ave N 115 Boston Street, Seattle, WA 98109   4:05 PM

South Afternoon Route

Stop Name Stop Address Stop Description Departure Time
Seattle Academy     3:15 PM
Hamlin Robinson School 1707 20th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144   3:35 PM
Rainier Beach Safeway 9262 Rainier Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98118   3:50 PM
Renton Safeway 200 S Third Street, Renton WA 98057   4:10 PM
Matt Griffin YMCA 3595 S 188th Street, SeaTac, WA 98188   4:30 PM

West Afternoon Route

Stop Name Stop Address Stop Description Departure Time
Seattle Academy     3:20 PM
LINC Light Rail Capitol Hill Station   3:30 PM
Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club 4520 MLK Jr Way S, Seattle, WA 98118   3:50 PM
West Seattle Bowl 4505 39th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98116 Load on SW Oregon and 39th Ave. SW 4:10 PM
Lincoln Park 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, WA 98136 Load across from parking lot 4:20 PM

After-Activities Routes

LINC & South After Activities Route

Stop Name Stop Address Stop Description Departure Time
Seattle Academy     6:00 PM
LINC Light Rail Capitol Hill Station   6:10 PM
Rainier Beach Safeway 9262 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98118   6:20 PM
Renton Safeway 200 S Third St., Renton, WA 98057   6:40 PM
Matt Griffin YMCA 3595 S 188th St., SeaTac, WA 98188   7:00 PM

North After-Activities Route

Stop Name Stop Address Stop Description Departure Time
Seattle Academy     6:00 PM
Queen Anne Stop 115 Boston Street, Seattle, WA 98109   6:35 PM
Whole Foods 2001 15th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119   6:45 PM
Ballard Goodwill 6400 8th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107   7:00 PM

East After-Activities Route

Stop Name Stop Address Stop Description Departure Time
Seattle Academy     6:00 PM
Mercer Island Walgreens 7707 SE 27th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040   6:20 PM
Pilgrim Lutheran Church 10420 SE 11th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004   6:35 PM
520 LID 92 Ave. NE, Clyde Hill, WA 98004   6:50 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

SEATTLE ACADEMY PARKING ALLOCATION

Families that meet the deadline of August 2 will be considered in the first pool for permits. Within the first pool, permits will be assigned in order of  the following criteria:

  • Student drivers of carpools serving 4 or more Seattle Academy students, with priority going to seniors (4 seniors get priority over 3 seniors & 1 junior, which gets priority over 2 seniors & 2 juniors, etc.)
  • Student drivers of carpools serving 3 Seattle Academy students, with priority going to seniors as stated in #1
  • Student drivers of carpools serving 2 Seattle Academy students, with priority going to seniors as stated in #1
  • Seniors
  • Juniors

FAMILIES THAT SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATION AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A FIRST-COME BASIS DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY.

SEATTLE ACADEMY PARKING GUIDELINES

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND RETAIN THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES FOR REFERENCE DURING THE YEAR. IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE A 2019/20 PARKING PERMIT, PLEASE SUBMIT THE PERMIT APPLICATION WITH PAYMENT.

  1. Students who drive to school will not be allowed to park in school lots unless they have purchased parking permits and have them on display in their cars. Permits specific to the assigned lots will be issued, and cars will be monitored for display of permits.
  2. Any car parked in a school lot without a current permit on display may be towed at the owner’s expense.
  3. Any permitted driver who continues to park in a lot that has not been assigned to him/her, after being warned, will have his/her permit revoked.
  4. Any permitted driver who continues to drive recklessly in or near a school parking lot will have his/her permit revoked.
  5. Parking permits are exclusive to the lot to which the student has been assigned; cars may not be driven between lots and parked under one permit in different parking lots.
  6. Permits may be transferred between cars in a carpool. Permits are designed to hang from the rearview mirror for convenience in transferring them between cars.
  7. Seattle Academy and/or our parking lot lease partners are not responsible in any way for damage to or loss of your vehicle or its contents.
  8. Parking is not allowed in the 16th Avenue lot during the Temple’s Religious holidays, such as Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We are asked to vacate the lot no later than 5 PM the day prior to the holiday. For 2019/20, Rosh Hashanah is on Monday, September 30, and Yom Kippur is on Wednesday, October 9.
  9. Seattle Academy reserves the right to notify student drivers in advance of any days when parking will not be allowed in school lots.
  10. Parking Permits are for parking from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday, except as otherwise notified.
  11. Parking for school-sponsored after-school activities and events will be on a first-come-first-served basis. If you have a permit to park in a lot during the school day, you may leave your car there for a school-sponsored after-school activity; otherwise your car must be moved by 3:30 PM.
  12. Parking Permits are available for purchase on an annual basis only. Permits purchased before or during the fall trimester will cost the full amount; permits purchased during the winter trimester will cost 2/3 of the full amount; and permits purchased during the spring trimester will cost 1/3 of the full amount.
  13. Refunds for returned permits will only be given if requested on or before September 13, 2019.
  14. If you purchase a carpool permit, and later lose your carpoolers (or vice-versa), please notify Julie Gommi (206-676-6802).
  15. Please be good neighbors. How we drive and park is a very visible aspect of our presence in the community.

Primary contact: Loyal Hanrahan,Transportation Manager
Secondary contact: Mari Anderson, Chief Operating Officer
Payment questions:  Julie Gommi, Business Office Manager

If you have any questions about parking, please contact Sheila Haranahan

The parking permit application time period has closed. If you have any questions about parking permits, please contact Loyal Hanrahan.