All roads lead to the Prep!
Students make their way smoothly to and from the Prep's city location in a variety of ways.
Some commute by car, getting dropped off by parents or via carpool with upperclassmen from their neighborhoods. Others take SEPTA buses (in the city) or regional rail trains (from the suburbs) to Suburban Station, where we have a shuttle waiting to take students to the Prep every morning (and back at the end of the day).
Others take school buses in from their hometowns. The Prep provides 13 buses that transport students every day. Buses come from Philadelphia and its four neighboring Pennsylvania counties (Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Delaware) as well as Burlington, Gloucester and Camden counties of New Jersey. Almost half of the students who attend the Prep ride one of these buses. The fee for bus service will range from approximately $1,500 - $2,200 for yearly round-trip transportation.
For more information on all of these services, please read below.
Buses 1 through 13 arrive at the Prep between 7:30 and 8am, and depart at 5:20pm, so as to allow students involved in extracurricular activities a ride home.
Abington, Colonial, Cheltenham, Springfield (Delaware), Upper Darby, William Penn, Interboro and Ridley Districts provide transportation reimbursement for their students.
For more info on Prep Busing, click here.
|Bus 1||Serving Bucks County & Northeast Philadelphia|
|Bus 2||Serving Bucks County|
|Bus 3||Serving Lansdale, North Wales, Gwynedd Valley, Ambler & Flourtown|
|Bus 4||Serving Norristown, Blue Bell & Harleysville|
|Bus 5||Serving Lafayette Hill, Roxborough, East Falls & Conshohocken|
|Bus 6||Serving Devon, Edgemont, Newtown Square, Broomall & Springfield|
|Bus 7||Serving Media, Rose Tree, Drexel Hill, Lansdowne, Upper Darby & Overbrook|
|Bus 8||Serving Ridley Park, Glenolden, SW Philadelphia & South Philadelphia|
New Jersey Buses
|Bus 9||Serving Sewell, Washington Township, Deptford & Haddon Heights|
|Bus 10||Serving Berlin, Mount Laurel & Marlton|
|Bus 11||Serving Tabernacle, Medford, Cherry Hill & Haddonfield|
|Bus 12||Serving Mount Laurel, Moorestown, Cherry Hill & Cinnaminson|
|Bus 13||Serving Haddonfield & Haddon Heights|
Note: This map is for illustration purposes only.
For more info on District Busing, click here.
Students arriving at Suburban Station will be transported from 16th and JFK Blvd via Prep owned shuttle vans (3) and buses (2). Shuttles and buses will run continuously from 7:15am to 8:15am. If needed, PM shuttles will transport students to 16th & JFK beginning at 2:45pm and running through 5:30pm.
For more information about Shuttle Service, click here.
Students residing in Philadelphia are eligible to receive a weekday student pass for use in the city for any bus, trolley or subway service. Service does not cover SEPTA Regional Rail; however, you may upgrade your Weekday Student Pass for a Student Regional Rail Pass for approximately $5 per week at any train station.
Students residing outside of Philadelphia are eligible to purchase weekly Student Regional Rail passes directly from the Prep. These passes are valid on all SEPTA transportation including bus, trolly and subway. NEW for 2013-2014 school year: passes now include ALL zones!
For more information about the Prep and SEPTA, click here.
For more information on Regional Rail, click here.
For the general Septa site, http://www.septa.org/