Boston Bus Service
Newton Country Day is pleased to offer direct bus transportation daily 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.
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.
MBTA Student CharlieCards
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 Mrs. Haddad at x4713 with questions.
Student Parking During the Winter
As stated in the handbook, parking for students may not be available during the winter months. When snow is predicted, families should have a plan in place for their daughter's transportation to and from school that does not include parking on campus.