Transportation to The Elisabeth Morrow School

The Elisabeth Morrow School offers Transportation between our campus and Neighborhoods in New Jersey and New York City.

We offer pick-up and drop-off in the following areas of New Jersey: Fort Lee, Edgewater, Cliffside Park, Weehawken, West New York, Guttenberg, and North Bergen. We also offer transportation between our campus and the following NYC neighborhoods: Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Washington Heights, and Hudson Heights.

School-Provided Transportation

bus transportation to EMS with student walking up the steps after exiting

The Elisabeth Morrow School offers bus transportation to and from campus.

To accommodate the many neighborhoods our students come from while minimizing their travel time, the school is able to offer bus transportation to families by request in areas where The Elisabeth Morrow School and service providers are able to establish viable routes.

A bus aide monitors students on each daily bus route so the driver may focus on the road and traffic. Approved car seats for younger riders are available for use at the request of parents or guardians.

Late bus service will be available for students participating in sports and other after-school activities.

Routes may only be established where families show sufficient interest to support a route.

Bus routes may include door-to-door and common-stop service. The bus company determines the number of common stops and their locations, with every effort to make them convenient and accessible to all riders along the route. Common stops allow us to serve more families while shortening travel time as compared to door-to-door service.

Requesting Transportation

  • April: EMS shares preliminary routes with families who have expressed interest
  • May: Signed bus contracts must be returned to EMS
  • June: Final routes are confirmed by the end of the month

To request transportation services for the following school year, families must submit the Transportation Inquiry Form included with the initial enrollment and annual re-enrollment contracts.

EMS will work with our transportation providers to establish routes and determine the cost based on the interest of the number and locations of enrolled families, as well as the availability of vehicles and staff. When seating is limited, seats will be given priority based on the order in which signed contracts are received.

While EMS will make every effort to keep routes efficient, we cannot guarantee the start time of a route and the overall time to and from campus due to variables in ridership and riders’ proximity to other riders. In addition, EMS cannot guarantee that a route will be provided for every request. Routes are created and developed based on a minimum number of riders.

After the deadlines, additional seating on established routes will be offered to families contingent upon availability. Service for new students will be supported and additional requests on established routes will be made as they may be accommodated. To request transportation during the current school year, EMS families must complete our Mid-Year Transportation Inquiry Form.

Costs for 2024–2025

New JerseyNew York
Round Trip$5,000$6,250

Families who sign up for school-provided transportation must commit to the full school year so that the bus company can establish routes and pick-up times. Each family who elects to use school-provided transportation will be billed for the entire school year in October. Deposits are requirements for transportation requests to improve our ability to identify interests and develop final routes more quickly. When a bus route is not able to be developed for a family request, transportation deposits will be refunded.

Families who live in New Jersey are encouraged to contact the transportation department in their district to find out if they qualify for reimbursement for school-provided transportation. To be reimbursed each year that they participate in the qualifying transportation option, families must submit the B6T Form to for verification of enrollment.

Families with financial assistance will receive a discount consistent with the percentage of aid they receive.

EMS prepares students for an impressive range of top-tier secondary schools.

Our students cultivate the ability to learn, think, explore, empathize, and lead. They graduate with the ability, mindset, and competencies to navigate a global world and are well-prepared to face an unknowable future.

Accustomed to a challenging academic environment, EMS students welcome the demands of competitive secondary schools and are often placed in advanced sections where they perform very well.


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