Transportation FAQ

Do you offer transportation?

Yes. Our free summer Bus Service includes Neighborhood Bus routes and Shuttle stops in Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia. Because of Fairfax County traffic restriction, all children entering first grade and higher are required to use our free Bus Service. EXCEPTION: Bus is optional for campers who are entering Kindergarten; they may be driven to campus, and their siblings may ride with them.

Please note that Bus Service is not available for Before Care or After Care, at mid-day (noon arrival or noon dismissal for half-day camps) or for August Math Adventure programs.

What is the difference between a bus route and a shuttle?

A Bus Route has two or more stops where it picks up and drops off children at designated stops and times.

A Shuttle picks up and drops off children at only one designated location. A Shuttle may have a 15-minute window to allow time for traffic or other delays.

Is there a charge for bus service?

Bus Service is complimentary! There is no additional charge because all campers must use our bus system. EXCEPTION: It is optional for campers entering Kindergarten, and their siblings riding with them. The Potomac School and the Evermay Community are working together to reduce traffic on neighborhood streets and in nearby intersections during peak travel time. The Bus Service helps us reach this common goal.

Is bus service available for August Math Adventure?

There is no Bus Service for the August Math Adventure classes.

May I change my bus service on a daily basis?

No. During online registration, families select either a stop on a Neighborhood Route, or select a Shuttle. For safety reasons, that selection will be used each day. You may choose to have your child ride one bus in the morning and a different bus in the afternoon.

If my child is entering kindergarten, may I drop off and/or pick up on campus?

Bus Service is available for campers entering Kindergarten, but parents may choose to drive instead (and their siblings riding with them). The earliest drop-off time is 8:50 am.

Do you have bus service near Metro stations?

Yes. We have Shuttles that pick up and drop off near the Eastern Market Metro, the Union Station Metro, and the McLean Metro.

What if I'm late in the morning?

Please arrive at your designated stop before the bus arrival time. If your camper misses the bus, you may drop your camper off on-campus. We carefully monitor our carpool line because of our imposed traffic restrictions. Failure to comply with our transportation policy may result in dismissal.