Overlake provides four home to school routes. The routes are 520 Corridor (including Montlake), South Bellevue (including Lakemont and Mercer Island), Sammamish, and Kirkland. We have three zero period routes servicing the same areas, as well as three activity buses.
Overlake draws students from many geographical areas. We attempt to provide bus stops at central locations to accommodate the maximum number of students.
Yes, any student enrolled in PM transportation can ride the activity bus home as needed. However, Upper School sports practices usually extend beyond 4:55 PM, when the activity buses depart Overlake.
Yes. The zero period buses have limited capacity. Therefore, we need to be sure there is room for those who sign up for this service. You need to specifically request zero period transportation and certify your student is enrolled in a zero period class if you plan to use it. There is no additional charge for this service.
The activity buses leave at 4:55 PM. When after school activities are cancelled, there are no activity runs. Check the transportation calendar or contact the transportation coordinator with specific questions.
The Overlake buses are used primarily for athletic team transportation and field trips. We currently use three 20-passenger buses for our zero period routes in the early morning.
The activity runs are mainly used by MS students. Many of the US practices don’t end until around 6:00 or 6:30 PM, when traffic is lighter. In addition, many of the US students drive to school. Because of these reasons, it is not economically feasible at this time for us to provide a later activity bus.
Bus enrollment begins toward the end of July for the next school year. However, a parent can sign their student up for bus service at any time during the school year, as long as space permits. Fill out the online enrollment form. Your student’s account will be charged appropriately.
to view bus service details and fees, download the transportation calendar, and register your student for transportation.