Daily Transportation to Masters

There are several potential means of transportation to and from The Masters School. Please note that routes vary year to year due to changes in ridership.
These include school district busing, private Masters School busing, public transportation such as the Metro-North train, as well as private group busing and carpooling. For more information regarding transportation, please click on the appropriate subheadings below.

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  • New York District Busing

    Most New York towns and villages within a 15-mile radius of The Masters School that provide busing to public school students will provide busing to Masters students as well. However, it is advised that you contact your home school district’s transportation office regarding its specific policy on busing to independent schools. Please note: The deadline for requesting bus transportation through your home school district is April 1.

    All district school buses arrive at Masters by 8:00 a.m. in time for the start of the school day. Most buses return to Masters for each of two dismissal times: 3:45 p.m. for the Middle School, and 5:00 p.m. for the Upper School. The time your child will be picked up in the morning or dropped off in the afternoon is determined by each individual bus company in conjunction with your local district transportation office
  • Metro-North Train and Shuttle (Hudson Line)

    The Metro-North Hudson Line stops at the Dobbs Ferry train station, which is located five minutes from The Masters School. Many students from New York City and northern cities and towns use the train each day.

    The shuttle bus will meet the trains arriving at 7:33 a.m. and 8:06 a.m. from New York City and the 7:47 a.m. train arriving from Croton Harmon. In the afternoon, we have a shuttle bus that departs campus at 3:55 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 5:07 p.m., 5:50 p.m. and 6:05 p.m. to bring students back to the train. The fee for the use of the shuttle is $600 per year. If you would like further information, please contact Transportation Coordinator Ed Gormley at 914-479-6427 or ed.gormley@mastersny.org.

    Please Note: Students are able to obtain discounted rates for monthly commuter passes on Metro-North. 

  • NYC/Westchester/CT

    The Masters School currently facilitates private transportation for students in Connecticut and Manhattan. We understand that many Masters families depend on private transportation and provided there is sufficient interest among families in Connecticut, Riverdale, and Manhattan, we will continue to facilitate bus routes in these areas.

    One bus will be used for round-trip transportation between The Masters School and Connecticut: This bus will travel along the Merritt Parkway, making stops at exits 37, 35, 34, 31 and 28. It is important to note that one afternoon bus for this route will depart campus at 5:45 p.m. 

    One bus will be used with stops at the Rye Nursery Field at 421 Milton Road in Rye, and the Bloomingdale’s parking lot at 175 Bloomingdale Road in White Plains. This bus will have two returns, departing The Masters School at 3:55 p.m. and 5:50 p.m

    One West Side morning bus will pick up students at designated locations from West 62nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue to West 103rd Street and West End Avenue. This bus currently travels up Broadway with stops at West 72nd, West 86th and West 93rd Streets before its last stop at West 103rd and West End Avenue. This bus will have two returns departing The Masters School at 3:55 p.m. and 5:50 p.m.

    A second West Side bus will begin at West 110th Street and Manhattan Avenue, with stops on Broadway at West 110th and West 122nd. At this time, there is no bus scheduled to depart campus at 3:45 p.m. If there is enough demand, we will consider offering a 3:45 p.m. bus. 

    One East Side bus will pick up students at designated locations starting at East 61st Street and First Avenue with additional stops at 71st and First, 79th and First, and 85th and Madison. This bus also makes a stop at West 86th Street and Central Park West before heading to The Masters School.

    We are unable to accommodate door-to-door service or additional stops. Parents will be responsible for transportation (and, in the case of middle school students, supervision) to and from the common pick-up and drop-off points. 

    For more details about the designated stops along this bus route, please contact Transportation Coordinator Ed Gormley at 914-479-6427 or ed.gormley@mastersny.org.
  • Carpooling

    Some families drop off and pick up their children each day. We're happy to help new families meet other families who live near their homes to facilitate carpooling. If you have any questions about Masters’ transportation options, please contact Director of Parent Engagement Amie Servino P'26 at 914-479-6540 or amie.servino@mastersny.org