Transportation

The school offers five bus routes each morning and afternoon. Routes, schedules, fees, and guidelines are posted below.

Buses arrive on campus by 7:45 a.m. and leave promptly at 3:30 p.m.

We offer a variety of packages including an annual pass, half-year pass, and morning or afternoon only. Contact Chris Balag in the business office to purchase a pass, which can be billed monthly or paid in full.

Before your child may ride the bus, you are required to read Catlin Gabel's guidelines and the Department of Transportation's regulations, and complete the online bus sign-up form. See below.

All families will receive information about adjustments to routes or schedules that occur during the year.

Questions about routes or stops? Email Ed Sallia, facilities administrative assistant and transportation coordinator, or call 503-297-1894 x401.

The #20 TriMet bus stops at both hospital entrances going to and from the Sunset Max station. The first stop is at the hospital fountain entrance, and the second stop is under the overpass entrance to the hospital. Please check the TriMet website for the schedule.

Bus Fees

Annual, half-year, morning or afternoon only, and single-ride options

Annual Pass (both ways)

First Child
Each Additional Sibling

$850 or $85 per month
$425 or $42.50 per month

Annual Morning OR Afternoon Pass

First Child
Each Additional Sibling

$450 or $45 per month
$225 or $22.50 per month
Half-Year Pass (1st or 2nd half, both ways)First Child
Each Additional Sibling
$450 or $90 per month
$225 or $45 per month
Half-Year Morning OR Afternoon PassFirst Child
Each Additional Sibling
$225 or $45 per month
$125 or $25 per month
Single RideEach Child$5 each way

Finanical aid recipients are eligible for reduced fees.

Questions? Get in touch with Chris Balag in the business office at balagc@catlin.edu or 503-297-1894 x274

Bus Schedule

2014-15

WEST HILLS – Green Route #1

a.m.
p.m.
~
3:47
MAC – on SW Salmon in front of Multnomah Athletic Club
7:20
3:49
SW Vista – West of SW Park Place at Tri-Met Stop
7:23
3:50
SW Myrtle – on SW Vista Ave.
7:24
3:51
Ainsworth School - on SW Vista Ave.
7:27
3:52
Vista at Broadway – on SW Vista (half block before intersection with Patton & Broadway - "Fountain")
7:28
3:53
Strohecker's Grocery – on SW Patton Rd. at the crosswalk
7:30
3:54
SW Humphrey Blvd. at Patton Rd.
7:33
3:57
SW Humphrey Park Blvd. at SW Hilltop Lane

NORTHWEST & NORTHEAST – Blue Route #2 – Morning

a.m.
p.m.
7:10
~
NE 9th & NE Knott – on Knott before 9th
7:12
~
NE Knott at NE 19th - on the SW corner
7:14
~
NE 21st & NE Siskyou – on 21st before Siskyou
7:16
~
Fremont Place - on NE Fremont between NE 14th & NE 15th Ave
7:20
~
NE Ivy & NE Vancouver – on Ivy mid-block (west of Vancouver)
7:26
~
Wallace Park - on NW 25th at TriMet bus shelter by Pettygrove
7:34
~
Skyline Burger - on NW Cornell at Skyline Blvd.
N/A
~
SW Miller Rd. (by Umpqua Bank)

NORTHWEST & NORTHEAST – Blue Route #2 – Afternoon

a.m.
p.m.
~
3:35
SW Miller Rd. (by Umpqua Bank)
~
3:40
Skyline Burger – on NW Cornell at Skyline Blvd
~
3:47
Wallace Park – on NW 25th at TriMet bus shelter by Pettygrove
~
3:57
NE Morris at NE Rodney
~
4:01
NE 9th & NE Knott – on Knott before 9th
~
4:03
NE Knott at NE 19th – on the SW corner
~
4:05
NE 21st & NE Siskyou – on 21st before Siskyou
~
4:07
Fremont Place – on NE Fremont between NE 14th & NE 15th Ave
~
4:11
NE Ivy & NE Vancouver – on Ivy mid-block (west of Vancouver)

LAKE OSWEGO – Red Route #3 – Morning

a.m.
p.m.
7:05
~
Rite Aid – on 1st Street (between A & B St.)
7:08
~
9th & “A" Avenue – on sidewalk just before 9th
7:17
~
Kruse Woods Business Park – on Kruse Way Place
7:21
~
Starbucks – Kruse Oaks Blvd – at TriMet stop on Kruse Way

LAKE OSWEGO – Red Route #3 – Afternoon

a.m.
p.m.
~
3:53
LDS Church – off Kruse Way at 14903 Westlake Dr. (no spire)
~
4:08
9th & “A" Avenue - on sidewalk just before 9th
~
4:12
Rite Aid – on 1st Street (between A & B Street)
~
4:22
Kruse Woods Business Park – on Kruse Way Place

SE PORTLAND – Yellow Route # 4

a.m.
p.m.
7:10
3:55
SE 20th Avenue and Burnside (strip mall parking lot)
7:14
3:59
SE Stark and 37th Avenue (SW corner)
7:21
4:06
Hot Lips Pizza on SE Hawthorne Blvd. & 22nd Avenue

BEAVERTON – Purple Route # 5 – Morning

a.m.
p.m.
7:11
~
Bethany Pond on 185th Avenue (in parking lot)
7:18
~
Bethany Blvd across from Bethany Shopping Center and All-Star Dance
7:24
~
Goddard School in front of Tazz Café (parking lot)
7:31
~
Cedar Mill Community Library (parking lot)

BEAVERTON – Purple Route # 5 – Afternoon

a.m.
p.m.
~
3:43
Cedar Mill Community Library (parking lot)
~
3:47
Goddard School in front of Tazz Café (parking lot)
~
3:54
Bethany Shopping Center on street near steps to parking lot
~
4:00
Bethany Pond on 185th Avenue (near parking lot)

Schedules are subject to modifications

Map of Bus Routes

Click on a marker to see stop details


View Catlin Gabel Bus Route Map 2013 in a larger map

Catlin Gabel Bus Guidelines – REQUIRED READING

  • If a student misses the bus in the morning or afternoon, the student's family is responsible for arranging transportation to or from school.
  • Beginning School and 1st grade students are escorted from the campus bus stop to the Before-School Program in the mornings and from school to the campus bus stop in the afternoons.
  • A replacement bus will be dispatched in case of breakdown or other emergency. Parents/guardians should not pick up students at the site of a breakdown or emergency situation unless school personnel request that they do so.

Mornings

  • Students should be at the bus stop and ready to board the bus five minutes before the scheduled departure time. By law, drivers may wait only 30 seconds when using their 8-way lights.
  • Children must be visible at the bus stop (not waiting in a car).
  • Parents/guardians are responsible for transporting their children to and from home and the bus stop.
  • If a student misses the bus, the student's family is responsible for arranging transportation to school.

Afternoons

  • An adult assists students with loading and unloading at the campus bus stop.
  • Each bus has an assigned color and route number to help students get on the correct bus.
  • If a student misses the bus, the student's family is responsible for arranging transportation home from school.

Middle and Upper School students

  • Students should arrange afternoon bus plans directly with their parents/guardians.
  • If parents/guardians need to change pre-arranged bus plans, they should contact the division administrative assistant in ample time to notify the student.

Beginning and Lower School students

  • Children may ride the bus in the afternoon by calling 503-297-1894 ext. 666 by 1:30 p.m. on the affected day. Leave a message that includes which bus your child will ride and where he or she will disembark.
  • Unless pre-arrangements have been communicated to the school, a child's parent must be present when the bus arrives at the stop in the afternoon; if not, that child will remain on the bus and return to campus. Children will be escorted back to the After-School Program where they will need to be picked up by their parents/guardians and appropriate charges will be assessed.
  • If parents/guardians wish to authorize alternate pickup arrangements on any day, send an email to asp@catlin.edu with specific information.
  • Afternoon bus ridership can be prearranged by contacting Chenoa Ohlson at 503-297-1894 ext. 353 or asp@catlin.edu. This will avoid the need to call on a daily basis. The prearranged plans remain set unless the school is notified prior to 1:30 p.m. on the given day of a change. Calls should be made to 503-297-1894 ext. 666.

Contact information

  • If there is an urgent need to get a message to your child while the afternoon bus is en route or for all other inquiries, please contact Chenoa Ohlson at 503-297-1894 ext. 353 or 503-820-1078.
  • Morning calls should be directed to Ed Sallia, transportation coordinator, at 503-297-1894 ext. 401 or at 503-820-1059.

Oregon Department of Education bus regulations – REQUIRED READING

  • Pupils being transported are under authority of the bus driver.
  • Fighting, wrestling, or boisterous activity is prohibited on the bus.
  • Pupils shall use the emergency door only in case of emergency.
  • Pupils shall be on time for the bus both morning and evening.
  • Pupils shall not bring firearms, weapons, or other potentially hazardous materials on the bus.
  • Pupils shall not bring animals, except approved assistance guide animals on the bus.
  • Pupils shall remain seated while the bus is in motion.
  • Pupils may be assigned seats by the bus driver.
  • When necessary to cross the road, pupils shall cross in front of the bus or as instructed by the bus driver.
  • Pupils shall not extend their hands, arms, or heads through bus windows.
  • Pupils shall have written permission to leave the bus other than at the school or their designated bus stop. Note: Parents of Beginning & Lower School students must have emailed permission for afternoon riders to leave the bus other than at the school or their designated bus stop(s) or without a parent being present to asc@catlin.edu by 1:30 p.m. on the day affected. Middle & Upper School students may leave the bus at any bus stop which they have agreed upon with their parents.
  • Pupils shall converse in normal tones; loud or vulgar language is prohibited.
  • Pupils shall not open or close windows without permission of the bus driver.
  • Pupils shall keep the bus clean and refrain from damaging it.
  • Pupils shall be courteous to the driver, to fellow pupils, and passers-by.
  • The bus driver may designate an Upper School student to assist with management of the bus to include, but not limited to, buckling of younger students, loading and unloading as necessary.
  • Pupils who refuse to obey promptly the directions of the driver or refuse to obey regulations may forfeit their privilege to ride on the buses.

Catlin Gabel Bus Sign-Up – REQUIRED

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