Bus Service

The Walker School offers a two-way bus service with multiple pick-up and drop off locations in metro Atlanta. During the 2017 - 18 school year, we will continue to offer nine morning stops and six after school stops, and six late activity stops!

Transportation availability, forms, and questions should be directed to busing@thewalkerschool.org . Payment questions should be directed to billing@thewalkerschool.org

Registration and Permission Forms

Fees

  • Full Year One-Way - $650
  • Full Year Two-Way - $1300
  • Semester One-Way - $325
  • Semester Two-Way - $650
  • Drop in Service - $10 per ride

To sign up your student, please complete the 2017 - 2018 Bus Permission Form  and turn it in to the school in one of the following ways:

  • Email a scanned completed copy to busing@thewalkerschool.org
  • Turn a hard copy in to the receptionist at the main entrance
  • Mail it to:  
      
The Walker School
Attn: Bus Service
700 Cobb Parkway
Marietta, GA 30062


Annual and semester fees will be billed to the student account. Drop-in service will be billed in the month following service.  

Bus Routes and Schedules

Bus Route Locations and Times

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To request a location for Walker to consider for future bus service, please fill out our Location Request Form.

Drop In Service

Drop-in-Bus Service is offered for lower school, middle school, and upper school students on a space available basis.

How to request Drop-In-Service: 

  • For drop-in service, parents must request service by completing the relevant Drop-In Request Form below by 12:00 pm the day prior to riding.
  • A completed Bus Permission Form must be on file for your students to participate in drop-in service.

AM drop in request form
PM drop in request form

  • Parents will receive an email confirming or denying the request based on availability.  Do not bring your child to the bus drop-off if your drop-in request has not been confirmed via email.  Riders who have not been positively confirmed via email will not be allowed to ride the bus.
Parents will be billed $10/rider/occurrence in the month following drop-in participation.
 

Bus Procedures and Code of Conduct

Regular Riders Not Riding the Afternoon/Activity Bus


If you have a change to your afternoon plans and do not want your child to ride the bus, please contact your Division Administrative Assistant by phone by 12pm on the day of the change. For PS-MS, please let the Administrative Assistant know if your child should be sent to carpool or after-school care. The Division Administrative will ensure that your child (grades 6-12) or their teacher (grades EL-5) is notified.

Missing the Bus

In the morning, the bus will leave promptly at the times stated. Please be on time. 

For afternoon and activity bus pickup, Middle School and Upper School students should arrive promptly at the Lower School carpool circle. In the event that the student does not arrive on time to get on the afternoon (3:30) bus, the student may stay in afterschool care until the activity (6:15) bus departs (if space allows) or the parents may pick the student up from school. Middle School and Upper School students should notify the Main Building Receptionist that they missed the bus.

In the event that the student does not arrive on time to get on the activity (6:15) bus, someone must come to pick the student up from school.

Parent Late at Pick-Up

Please make every effort to arrive timely to pick your student up from the bus stop. Riders will not be left alone at a pick-up.
Parents may complete a Parent Permission Authorization Form so that another designated adult can pick-up a rider. If a parent or a designated adult is not at the drop-off location, riders will be retained on the bus and may be picked up at any subsequent stop.

For the Afternoon (3:30) route, if the student has not been picked up after all stops are complete, the student will be returned to school and may be picked up at school or picked up during the Activity Bus (6:15) route by a parent or designated adult.

For the Activity (6:15) route, if the student has not been picked up by the final stop, the bus driver will wait at the final stop until a parent or a designated adult arrives.