Transportation at Schechter

The Solomon Schechter Day School is pleased to announce the following round trip bus routes for the 2017-18 school year:

  • Brookline
  • MetroWest (with stops in Framingham, Natick, Wellesley and Needham)
  • Newton (provided by the City of Newton) - bus stops 
  • South Area (with stops in Stoughton and Sharon)

We are also thrilled to begin new morning-only MetroNorth bus service with stops in Cambridge and Lexington. In addition, the afternoon Brookline bus will make a final stop in Cambridge. Read below for more information and to register. Note: registration for Newton buses will be available in August. 

Register for Schechter Bus Routes

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, the afternoon buses depart from the Shaller Campus Lower School at 4 p.m. and from the Shoolman Campus Upper School at 4:10 p.m. On those days, student riders in Pre-K - Grade 5 must enroll in Afterschool Hour or an enrichment class. For more information, please contact Penina Magid ( or Elise Boynton (

We also offer a Campus Shuttle from the Upper School to the Lower School departing at 7:35 a.m.; the afternoon shuttle is available from the Lower School to the Upper School on Mondays and Fridays at dismissal and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m. Please see the note above regarding Afterschool Hour and enrichment classes from 3-4 p.m. Students in Pre-K are invited to use the Campus Shuttle with a booster seat.

Local Motion will provide bus service for all but the South Area route. Our South Area bus service will continue to be provided by Doherty’s. Local Motion will feature a new GPS bus-tracking app for parents which will share updated information on the location of your child’s bus. Details of this new app will be provided to families before the start of the school year.

Click links below to view bus stops as of September 1, 2017. Bus stops are subject to change based on family usage and traffic patterns.

To sign up for the bus, please complete the above form and return it to Liz Chesarone by Monday, July 31, 2017. Please contact Liz Chesarone with any questions about a bus route or a bus stop at or 617-630-4520.


"My initial phone call with Schechter's Admission Office put me at ease. The warmth and openness of the admission officers made us feel so welcome and they made it a point to get to know my child and what we were looking for so that they could be most helpful." - Schechter parent

Apply for Admission

Gan Shelanu
125 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459
P: 617-796-5500
F: 617-796-5571
Shaller Campus - Lower School
Gosman Building
60 Stein Circle, Newton, MA 02459
P: 617-964-7765 F: 617-964-8693
Shoolman Campus – Upper School
Marcus Building
125 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459
P: 617-928-9100 F: 617-964-9401

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