Getting to Fenn
PRIVATE BUSES AND VANS: Transportation to Fenn is available from many towns in the Metro-West area. Please refer to the list at the right to see the most updated list of towns that we serve. More information about our private transportation is below if you are interested.
CONCORD BUSES: Through an agreement with the CPS Transportation Department, Fenn families living in Concord are welcome to use public school bus system at no charge, with the exception of public school vacations, when the buses are not in service and families will need to drive their son to school.
PARENT CARPOOLS: In addition to our transportation programs, there are a large number of active carpools available in many communities. Fenn encourages families to carpool and our office is happy to provide town-level contact lists to any family seeking to coordinate a carpool. This information is generally available in mid-summer.
Private Transportation Program
Close to one quarter of Fenn’s student population takes advantage of Fenn’s private Transportation Program, which is run in collaboration with Nashoba Brooks School in Concord.
Morning buses and vans arrive at Fenn no later than 8:10 a.m., and afternoon buses and vans are available at 3:45 p.m., followed by Late Buses 5:15 p.m.
Other Common Questions:
+ I have a new student. Should I sign up for Transportation?
We encourage all eligible students to register for the Transportation Program, and we have riders every year as young as 4th grade. We also recognize that new and young students may wish to have their parents accompany them into the classroom on the first day of school, which is perfectly fine.
+ How can I stay connected to the school if my child takes the bus?
Fenn places a high value on parent engagement and we have many opportunities throughout the year when we welcome you to campus, including Back-to-School Nights, parent-teacher conferences, athletic contests, drama and music performances, and other special events.
+ If there is a problem on the bus, how will it be managed?
Any problem on the bus should be reported by a student or his parent to the appropriate Division Head. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with Fenn community expectations. Riding the bus is a privilege, and students who do not meet community expectations will not be permitted to ride the bus at the discretion of the Division Heads.
+ Is there a bus monitor?
There is not a bus monitor, as adding a bus monitor would raise the cost to each family considerably. In making your choice about appropriate transportation for your child, it is important to consider whether your child will be comfortable riding on the bus without adult supervision and if he will be able to conduct himself in a manner that it is consistent with Fenn community expectations. Generally, a monitor is not needed. If the driver has difficulty with a student, s/he has been directed to inform the school’s administration, who will follow-up with the student and inform his parents.
+ Is there assigned seating on the bus?
Yes. We group students by age on each bus, with the youngest students closest to the driver.
+ Who are the bus drivers and what are their qualifications?
While the bus driver may change from year to year, all drivers must have a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with Special School Bus Certification. The School Bus Certification consists of passing a written exam specific to the operation of a school bus, 20 hours of behind-the-wheel training with a certified trainer, and passing a school bus driving test administered by the State Department of Motor Vehicles. All drivers are background checked.