Free Bus Service
Berkeley Carroll is truly a New York City school. We recognize that accessibility to our campus helps ensure the diversity of our community and that convenience is important, especially for working families.
To make it easier for students from every neighborhood and borough to attend Berkeley Carroll, we are proud to offer free bus service to eligible students.
Since its inception in 2013, our free bus service has served more families from more neighborhoods every year. Our service is provided through ARJ, a private transportation company based in Brooklyn. At present, we offer nine bus routes for our Lower School students, which serve many neighborhoods in Brooklyn, and eleven routes for our Middle and Upper School students, which serve neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. We do not currently offer service in Staten Island, the Bronx or New Jersey.
Eligibility and How to Register
Transportation eligibility is determined on the basis of the student's grade level and the walking distance between the student's residence and the school. Please review this table carefully. To determine the walking distance from your residence to school, please go to Google Maps.
|Less than 1/2 mile||1/2 mile but less than 1 mile||1 mile but less than 1-1/2 miles||1-1/2 miles or more|
|3-6||Not eligible||Not eligible||Eligible||Eligible|
|7-12||Not eligible||Not eligible||Not eligible||Eligible|
In order to meet the increased demand for service, all buses will make designated joint stops; door-to-door service is not provided.
Lastly, to ensure a pleasant, safe experience for all students, please note that if a student does not behave appropriately on the bus, he/she will not be able to participate in this program.
We're excited about the growth and convenience this free bus service provides our community. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Transportation Coordinator, Sharifah Taylor.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We'll continue to work hard to provide the best possible service to our families. We thank you for your ongoing support.