Boston Bus Service
Newton Country Day is pleased to offer direct bus transportation daily to and from Boston. The bus makes two morning stops. The first stop is at approximately 6:50 a.m., on the corner of Beacon Street and Charles Street in Beacon Hill, and departs at 7 a.m. The second stop is at Back Bay Station. The bus arrives at approximately 7:10 a.m. and departs promptly at 7:20 a.m. Girls arrive at school in time for homeroom.
The bus leaves school at 6:45 p.m. for return service to Back Bay Station. There is no evening stop in Beacon Hill. After the first few weeks of school, girls will be required to show the driver a special decal on their school ID to be allowed to ride the bus. Girls must be up-to-date with their payment for the bus service to receive the required decal. It is our hope that this bus service will allow each student to participate in after-school sports, theater, music, dance, and other extracurricular activities. For more information, contact the Business Office at (617) 244-4246.
We are launching a second bus route beginning the 2021-22 school year with a morning pick up from Forest Hills Station. The van will depart the station at 7 a.m. with a planned arrival at NCDS of 7:30 a.m. It will function in the same vein as the Back Bay Bus but with only a morning departure. If you are interested in utilizing this new route, please contact Julia Atkin. The original bus route will remain the same, stopping at Beacon Hill and Back Bay in the mornings and just Back Bay in the afternoons.
If NCDS has a delayed start due to weather, the Boston Bus will depart from the Beacon Hill and Back Bay stops 15 minutes later than the regularly scheduled time. This allows students a few minutes extra to get to the bus.
From Allston/Brighton, Belmont, Waltham, or Watertown: At Watertown Square, take Bus #52 Newton Center to school entrance.
From Boston: At the corner of Summer Street and Otis Street, take Express Bus #504 to Newton Corner. Change to Bus #52 to the entrance of the school OR from Park Street Station take the Green Line (D line-Riverside) to Newton Center. Take Bus #52.
From Brookline: Take the D line outbound to Newton Center. Take Bus #52 to the entrance of the school.
From Cambridge: Take the Watertown bus from Harvard Square. At Watertown Square take Bus #52 Newton Center to the school entrance.
From Dedham: Take the Manor Bus to Spring Street Cafe in West Roxbury. Take Bus #52 to the entrance of the school; OR from the Dedham Mall take Bus #52 to the entrance of the school.
From East Boston and Revere: Take the Blue Line to Government Center, then switch to the Green Line outbound (D Line-Riverside) to Newton Center. Take Bus #52 to the entrance of the school; OR take Express Bus #304 from downtown Boston to Newton Corner. Take Bus #52 to the entrance of the school.
From Forest Hills Station: Take any bus that travels along Centre Street in West Roxbury. At the Dunkin’ Donuts on Centre and Baker Streets in West Roxbury, change to Bus #52 to the entrance of the school.
From Framingham: Take the 6:29 a.m. Commuter Train to Newtonville. Take Bus #53 or #54 to Newton Corner. Take Bus #52 to the entrance of the school. Take the 4:46 p.m. Commuter Train to Framingham.
From Hyde Park/Roslindale: Take Bus #50 Cleary Square or Bus #32 Walcott Square to Forest Hills Station. Follow directions from Forest Hills.
From Norwood: At Norwood Center take the East Walpole bus to the Dedham Mall. Take Bus #52 to the entrance of the school.
From West Roxbury: At Spring Street Cafe, at Dunkin’ Donuts (Centre and Baker Streets), or at Vermont and Baker Streets, take Bus #52 to the entrance of the school.
From Westwood: Go to the Dedham Mall or Spring Street Cafe in West Roxbury and take Bus #52 to the entrance of the school.
MBTA Student CharlieCards are available through the school. Girls interested in using a student CharlieCard will receive a Student Value Charlie Card, a stored value card that only charges the student fare each time it is used. This is the only type of card distributed through the school. Students will load the card themselves with funds at CharlieCard machines at MBTA stations. If during any month a student loads the card with $30, that card will allow the student to use the card for unlimited trips for that particular month. Therefore, if you would like your card to become an unlimited ride card for a particular month, do not load that card until the first day of that month. Contact Martha Haddad at x4713 with questions.
Newton Residents: Public School Bus Option
In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Newton residents whose children attend private schools in Newton are eligible for bus transportation provided by the Newton Public School district. Learn more here.
Our student body hails from more than 40 cities and towns across Massachusetts. If you are interested in carpooling with other families this year, please fill out the Carpool List form. Please note that Newton Country Day does not create carpools, the form is used to compile information for interested families. The list is available on the Veracross Parent Portal.