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HB/Laurel/US Transportation Collaborative

HB offers nine routes in partnership with Laurel School and University School, Hathaway Brown offers expanded school bus transportation options. Families whose children attend more than one of these schools can utilize one unified transportation service. Safety features and benefits include an electronic attendance system, GPS tracking, and video surveillance on each bus. 

Costs

This fee-based service has a variety of pricing options to meet families’ transportation needs:

  • Round Trip, Five Days: $3,100
  • One Way, Five Days: $1,550
  • Round Trip, Three Days or Less: $1,860
  • One Way, Three Days or Less: $930
  • One Way, Per Ride: $15

Routes

  • Avon Lake, Avon, Lakewood
  • Westlake, Bay Village, Rocky River
  • Edgewater, Downtown Cleveland, University Circle, Coventry
  • Bath, Richfield, Independence, Copley
  • Strongsville, North Royalton, Brecksville, Broadview Heights, Garfield Heights
  • Aurora, Bainbridge Township, Chagrin Falls
  • Hudson, Twinsburg, Solon
  • Concord, Kirtland, Mentor, Willoughby, Gates Mills
  • Willoughby Hills, East Cleveland, Cleveland Heights

Additionally, morning and afternoon intercampus shuttle service is available free of charge to transport students between any of the four HB, University School, and Laurel campuses. However, due to dismissal times, afternoon intercampus shuttles are not available from HB to University School’s lower campus. 

Click here to register for the HB/Laurel/US Transportation Collaborative.

Public School and Public Transportation

Six public school districts transport students in their district to and from HB free of charge: Beachwood, Chagrin Falls, Mayfield, Orange, Shaker (K-8 only), and Solon. Contact your local school district to obtain specific information about how your child can utilize public school transportation.

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s Green Line Rapid stops at Shaker Boulevard and Courtland Boulevard, a two-block walk from Hathaway Brown School. 

Where are the bus stops located?

The HB, Laurel, and University School bus stops are centrally-located, and may be adjusted from year-to-year based on usage and demand. 

How much does transportation cost and when will I be billed?

The HB, Laurel, and University School collaborative transportation has many service options and can be combined to meet family needs. For example, if your daughter rides every morning but only occasionally in the afternoon, choose the five day, one-way plan for the morning, and per ride in the afternoon. 

Round Trip, Five Days: $3,100
One Way, Five Days: $1,550
Round Trip, Three Days or Less: $1,860
One Way, Three Days or Less: $930
One Way, Per Ride: $15

Five-day and three-day plans are billed in September. Per-ride charges are billed to student accounts at the end of each month. 

Are there shuttles running between campuses?

Hathaway Brown, Laurel, and University School’s Upper School campus are hubs for the intercampus shuttles. Students can be dropped off or picked up at any of the three hubs to catch a bus to any of the other campuses, including University School’s Lower and Middle School campus. 

For families with students at multiple campuses, intercampus shuttle service can help simplify logistics. 

  • In the morning, HB students can catch an intercampus shuttle from Laurel or University School’s Upper School campus. Departure is 7:30 a.m.

  • In the afternoon, HB students can catch an intercampus shuttle to Laurel or University School’s Upper School campus. Departure is 3:30 p.m. 

  • In the afternoon, students from Laurel and University School (both campuses) can catch an intercampus shuttle to HB. Departure from Laurel and University School’s Upper School campus is 3:30 p.m. Departure from University School’s Lower and Middle School campus to HB is 3:15 p.m. 

There is no fee for the intercampus shuttle service, but registration is required and seats may be limited. Priority is given to students who utilize a route bus to commute to school.

Will my child have to change buses?

Most students will need to change buses at one of the hub campuses. Hathaway Brown, Laurel, and University School’s Upper School campus are each hubs for three routes. 

Hathaway Brown is the hub for the west side routes, so students on those routes would not need to change buses. Students coming to Hathaway Brown on other routes will depart the bus at Laurel or University School’s Upper School campus and board the bus that will take them to Hathaway Brown. All buses have signage indicating their destination and staff at each campus will assist students. 

How will special schedules impact collaborative transportation?

Buses run when any of the three schools are in session. Buses will run on their regular schedule daily and will not accommodate special schedules (late start, exams, etc.) If a school or campus has a special schedule, families from that school are required to make alternate arrangements on those days.

What if my local school district doesn’t transport to Hathaway Brown School?

If the public school cannot provide the transportation needed and is within a half hour travel time from HB School, you may be entitled to payment in lieu of transportation from the public school.


My daughter participates in the Science Research and Engineering Program. What transportation is offered after school?

SREP transportation is offered after school to Case Western Reserve/University Hospital, Cleveland Clinic’s Crile Building, and Cleveland State University (corner of 24th Street and Euclid). If your child is enrolled in SREP and needs to utilize HB's transportation service, register here.

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