The Catholic schools in the Archdiocese are subject to local transportation policies in the ten counties we serve. While local stipulations apply, the general policies are outlined below:

Schools outside of New York City:
In most places, students are bused by their local public school district to any non-public school within 15 miles of their home. NOTE: In the cities of Yonkers and White Plains, children are not bused out of the city.

New York State Education Department (NYSED) nonpublic school handbook and manuals

State transportation obligations to nonpublic students

Information regarding late bus requests

Appeals process for transportation decisions

Manhattan, Bronx and Staten Island:
Students in grades K-6 use the New York City Board of Education Transportation Yellow Bus Service. Parents can contact the New York City Department of Education (DOE) to see if the distance from their home to the school qualifies their child for busing. Parents should contact their school principal to determine if their school participates in the yellow bus or MetroCard program.

DOE student transportation search engine

School bus delays

Transportation service calendar

Transportation service (“variance”) applications

Parent Resources