Getting to and from school is easy and convenient, whether students use Catlin Gabel buses, public transportation, or carpool. Our buses travel across the Portland metro area, servicing about 21 percent of our student population each school day.
Catlin Gabel Buses
We currently have four bus routes that service the primary quadrants of the city. The map below provides a general overview. Each year our routes can vary slightly. Families who have applied to Catlin Gabel or are current families can access specific times and locations in the enrollment and parent portals. The below help provide further context on each route.
Northeast: The blue route has 9 stops this year. Pick-up times depend on location and are generally between 7-8 a.m; drop-off times are generally between 4-5:00 p.m. The furthest stop north is at Alberta Park, the furthest east is NE 56th and NE Fremont, furthest south is Normandale Park, and furthest west is NE Fremont and N. Haight Ave.
Southeast/Downtown/Westhills: The green route has 6 stops this year, with 3 on the Eastside and four in Northwest. Pick-up times depend on location and are generally between 7:15-7:45 a.m; drop-off times are generally between 4-4:30 p.m. On the Eastside, the furthest south location is at Woodstock Park and the furthest east location is at SE Hawthorne and Cesar Chavez Blvd. On the Westside, the furthest east location is at 9th and NW Glisan, furthest south is MAC Club, furthest west is SW Vista, and furthest north is Wallace Park.
Beaverton/Hillsboro: The purple route has 10 stops this year. Pick-up times depend on location and are generally between 7-7:50 a.m; drop-off times are generally between 3:40-4:30 p.m. The stop that is both the furthest west and south is Orenco Station, the furthest north is at NW Skyline and NW Germantown Rd., and the furthest east is at NW Skyline and NW Ramsey Dr.
Lake Oswego: The red route has 7 stops this year. Pick-up times depend on location and are generally between 7-7:45 a.m; drop-off times are generally between 3:50-4:20 p.m. The furthest north stop is near Riverdale School, the furthest west is near the Oswego Grill, and the furthest south is at Wanker's Country Store.
School Bus Fees
Families can choose from annual passes, one-way passes for the mornings or afternoons, half-year passes, or single rides. The costs are as follows for the 2022-23 school year:
Annual Pass: For both mornings and afternoons the cost is $120 per month for ten months (total of $1,015) for one child. Each additional sibling is $60 per month for ten months (total of $510). For a one-way annual pass, the cost is $60 a month for ten months (total of $540).
Half-Year Pass: For both mornings and afternoons the cost is $120 per month for five months (total of $540) for one child. Each additional sibling is $65 per month for five months (total of $270). For a one-way half-year pass, the cost is $33 a month for five months (total of $150).
Single Rides: The cost is $8 per ride per child. Space is not guaranteed.
The #20 Trimet bus stops at the main entrance to the school, and the Sunset Transit Center is a ten-minute walk from campus.
Hundreds of Catlin Gabel families carpool. Families have access to our carpool map in the Parent Portal that identifies proximate families.