Transportation Information

school-busIMPORTANT INFORMATION

Drop Off and Pick Up InformationMiddle School
Drop Off and Pick Up InformationUpper School
Questions? Contact Sheila Hanrahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

Driving and Transportation Information

MORNING BUS

CLICK HERE to sign up for the Morning Bus Service. Please sign up by Friday, August 25.

  • Morning Bus service will start on Thursday, August 31, 2017.
  • The morning busses are yellow with SEATTLE ACADEMY or HARLOWS painted on the side.
  • After the deadline, forms are accepted on a space available basis.
  • Morning Bus service will follow the school year calendar.
  • During exam weeks the Bus Service will follow the regular schedule.
  • Bus status voicemail: 206-861-0943.  This number will have information on route disruptions or delays.
  • When school is delayed due to weather, the bus will be delayed the same amount of time.
  • Primary contact: Loyal Hanrahan, Transportation Manager: (206) 676-6898. lhanrahan@seattleacademy.org
  • Secondary contact: Tomas Batingan: (206) 676-6898 (Phone number goes first to Loyal, then to Tomas.)
  • Billing questions:  Julie Gommi: (206) 676-6802 or jgommi@seattleacademy.org
520 Morning Route Stop Name Departure Time
Sears in Redmond, 2200 148th Ave. (the bus will pick up on the back/east side of Sears just south of Five Guys) Sears 7:15 AM
2821 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98004 Northup Way 7:25 AM
Points Drive NE & 92nd Ave NE (on the 520 lid) Points Drive 7:35 AM
I-90 Morning Route Stop Name Departure Time
Albertson’s – west end of parking lot on 150th Ave SE (South of I-90) Albertson’s 7:15 AM
Pilgrim Lutheran Church – 10420 SE 11th Street, Bellevue, 98004 Pilgrim 7:25 AM
Walgreen’s – 7707 ?SE 27th St., Mercer Island, WA 98040 Mercer Island 7:35 AM
Northwest Morning Route Stop Name Departure Time
Central Market Shoreline- 15505 Westminster Way N, 98133 Central Market 6:55 AM
QFC-9999 Holman Rd NW, Seattle, 98117 QFC 7:05 AM
Ballard Goodwill-6400 8th Ave. NW, 98107 Goodwill 7:10 AM
Northeast Morning Route Stop Name Departure Time
Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center – enter lot at NE 65th St. and 21st Ave NE Ravenna 7:20 AM
Safeway at University Village-3020 NE 45th St., 98105 Safeway/UV 7:30 AM – NEW TIME! as of October 31, 2016
Magnolia, Queen Anne Morning Route Stop Name Departure Time
Lower Woodland Fields – parking lot on Green Lake Way N and N 52nd Lower Woodland 7:00 AM
Pagliacci Pizza at 1614 W Dravus Pagliacci 7:20 AM
Safeway at  2100 Queen Anne Ave N Queen Anne 7:30 AM
South and West Morning Route Stop Name Departure Time
Large parking lot for Lincoln Park Lincoln Park 7:00 AM
West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW West Seattle Bowl 7:10 AM
Safeway at 9262 Rainier Ave S Safeway/Rainier 7:35 AM
Hamlin Robinson School at 1701 20th Ave S HRS 7:45 AM

AFTERNOON BUS

CLICK HERE to sign up for the Afternoon Bus Service. Please sign up by Friday, August 25.

  • Bus service will start on Thursday, August 30, 2017.
  • Bus service will follow the school year calendar.
  • During exam weeks the Bus Service will follow the regular schedule.
  • Bus status voicemail: 206-861-0943.  This number will have information on route disruptions. When school is dismissed early due to weather, the bus schedule will depend on the dismissal time.
  • Primary contact: Loyal Hanrahan, Transportation Manager: 206-676-6898 or lhanrahan@seattleacademy.org.
  • Secondary contact: Tomas Batingan: 206-676-6898 (Phone number goes first to Loyal, then to Tomas.)
  • Billing questions:  Julie Gommi: 206-676-6802 or jgommi@seattleacademy.org

AFTERNOON BUS SCHEDULE

East Side / Mercer Island Afternoon Route Stop Name Approximate Times
Depart SAAS from corner of 15th Ave and E Union St. 3:15 PM
Walgreen’s – 7707 SE 27th St., Mercer Island, 98040 Mercer Island 3:35 PM
Pilgrim Lutheran Church – 10420 SE 11th Street, Bellevue, 98004 Pilgrim 3:40 PM
St. Luke Lutheran Church – 3030 Bellevue Way NE Kirkland, 98004 St. Luke 3:55 AM
Northwest Afternoon Route Stop Name Approximate Times
Depart SAAS from corner of 15th Ave and E Pike St. 3:15 PM
Whole Foods – 2001 15th Ave. W, 98119 Whole Foods 3:40 PM
Safeway at  2100 Queen Anne Ave N Queen Anne 3:50 PM
Ballard Goodwill – 6400 8th Ave. NW, 98107 Goodwill 4:05 PM
QFC – 9999 Holman Rd NW, Seattle, 98117 QFC 4:15 PM
Central Market Shoreline- 15505 Westminster Way N, 98133 Central Market 4:30 PM
Northeast Afternoon Route Stop Name Approximate Times
Depart SAAS from corner of 15th Ave and E Pike St. 3:15 PM
Safeway at University Village – 3020 NE 45th St., 98105 Safeway 3:40 PM
Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center – 6535 Ravenna Ave. NE, 98115 (enter lot at NE 65th St. and 21st Ave. NE) Ravenna 3:55 PM
South and West Afternoon Route Stop Name Approximate Times
Depart SAAS from corner of 15th Ave and E Union St. 3:15 PM
Hamlin Robinson School at 1701 20th Ave S HRS 3:25 PM
Rainier Community Center at 4600 38th Ave S RCC 3:35 PM
West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW West Seattle Bowl 4:00 PM
Large parking lot for Lincoln Park Lincoln Park 4:15 PM

Emergency School Closure

Seattle Academy and Hamlin Robinson School each determines its own early closures in emergency situations. However, in most cases, SAAS and HRS will follow decisions made by the Seattle School District. Safety for all is a determining factor and communication is critical. SAAS posts information on SAAS’s website and on www.schoolreport.org, which is a Washington State school emergency communication system. The school also includes a message on the school’s voicemail.  Parents/Guardians may choose to pick up students early.  If weather warrants early dismissal, parents/guardians will be contacted by email, phone, or text messaging.   When the bus service provider provides emergency early dismissal bus service, SAAS will advise parents/guardians of the approximate drop off schedule.

BUS STATUS VOICEMAIL

206-861-0943
For more information about our shuttle, contact Loyal Hanrahan, Facilities and Transportation Manager, at 206-676-6847 or lhanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

STUDENT PARKING PERMITS

Parking Permit Forms were due on Friday, July 21. If you are interested in a parking permit for the 2017-18 school year, please contact Sheila Hanrahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org.

WE ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT, COOPERATION, AND PATIENCE again this year as we seek to effectively manage Seattle Academy’s parking. On a daily basis, we ask that you please know and follow the rules that have been established for parking. Everyone who parks on campus, including faculty and staff, pays for a parking permit in order to subsidize the high cost of providing parking in an urban area.

For the 2017/18 school year, the parking rates are increasing. The school makes every effort to provide sufficient parking, while acknowledging the fact that our urban environment is increasingly making parking scarce. With every new local development that removes parking from the neighborhood, the cost of renting parking increases. Seattle Academy secures parking in the neighborhood through volume leasing of parking lots and spaces. Even with volume discounts, the price Seattle Academy pays keeps rising. This year’s price increase is substantial, but still remains under market.

Student parking is available in the lot on 16th Avenue and the lot at 14th Avenue and Columbia. The parking lots are the same distance from the Upper School block. During the school day, from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM, parking in all school lots will be assigned. If you intend to drive to school on a regular basis, you should purchase a parking permit and park in your assigned lot. Permits specific to the assigned lots will be issued, and cars will be monitored for display of permits. Any car without the correct permit for the lot in which it is parked may be towed at the owner’s expense. For students occasionally driving to school, there are several public pay lots in close proximity to the School.

We must be good neighbors. How we drive and park is a very visible aspect of our presence in the community. If our student drivers occupy the limited public parking available on neighborhood streets, we will be adding to the frustration of residents and local businesses, just at the time when we need to be building community relations. We strongly encourage students and parents to form carpools and/or to use public transport. For this reason, carpools receive priority in the allocation of permits based on the priorities listed below.

Student parking permits will be allocated based on the following priorities:

  1. Student drivers of carpools serving 4 or more Seattle Academy students, with priority going to seniors (4 seniors get priority over 3 seniors & 1 junior, which gets priority over 2 seniors & 2 juniors, etc.)
  2. Student drivers of carpools serving 3 Seattle Academy students, with priority going to seniors as stated in #1
  3. Student drivers of carpools serving 2 Seattle Academy students, with priority going to seniors as stated in #1
  4. Seniors*
  5. Juniors*

*If availability of parking is insufficient to serve all student drivers in these categories, driving distance from school will be considered, with priority given to those who live farthest away.

SEATTLE ACADEMY PARKING GUIDELINES

Please read carefully and retain the following guidelines for reference during the year. If you wish to purchase a 2017/18 parking permit, please return the permit application with payment.

  1. Students who drive to school will not be allowed to park in school lots unless they have purchased parking permits and have them on display in their cars. Permits specific to the assigned lots will be issued, and cars will be monitored for display of permits.
  2. Any car parked in a school lot without a current permit on display may be towed at the owner’s expense.
  3. Any permitted driver who continues to park in a lot that has not been assigned to him/her, after being warned, will have his/her permit revoked.
  4. Any permitted driver who continues to drive recklessly in or near a school parking lot will have his/her permit revoked.
  5. Parking permits are exclusive to the lot to which the student has been assigned: cars may not be driven between lots and parked under one permit in different parking lots.
  6. Permits may be transferred between cars in a carpool. Permits are designed to hang from the rearview mirror for convenience in transferring them between cars.
  7. Parking is not allowed in the small Temple lot on Union. Cars parked in the small Temple lot will be towed.
  8. Seattle Academy and Temple De Hirsch Sinai are not responsible in any way for damage to or loss of your vehicle or its contents.
  9. Parking is not allowed in the 16th Avenue lot during the Temple’s Religious holidays, such as Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We are asked to vacate the lot no later than 5 PM the day prior to the holiday. For 2017/2018, Rosh Hashanah is on Thursday, September 21, and Yom Kippur is on Saturday, September 30.
  10. Seattle Academy reserves the right to notify student drivers in advance of any days when parking will not be allowed in school lots.
  11. Parking Permits are for parking from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday, except as otherwise notified.
  12. Parking for school-sponsored after-school activities and events will be on a first-come-first-served basis. If you have a permit to park in a lot during the school day, you may leave your car there for a school-sponsored after-school activity; otherwise your car must be moved by 3:30 PM.
  13. Parking Permits are available for purchase on an annual basis only. Permits purchased before or during the fall trimester will cost the full amount; permits purchased during the winter trimester will cost 2/3 of the full amount; and permits purchased during the spring trimester will cost 1/3 of the full amount.
  14. Refunds for returned permits will only be given if requested on or before September 15, 2017.
  15. If you purchase a carpool permit, and later lose your carpoolers (or vice-versa), please notify Julie Gommi (206-676-6802).
  16. Questions about parking/parking permits should first be addressed to Transportation Manager Loyal Hanrahan (206-676-6847 or lhanrahan@seattleacademy.org) and then to Julie Gommi (206-676-6802 or jgommi@seattleacademy.org).

PARKING INFORMATION

  • The gym garage, the 14th Avenue lot, and 16th Avenue lot are reserved parking for students and faculty from 7:30 AM – 3 PM. Please do not park in someone’s assigned space.
  • Parking for evening events in the gym or Arts Center will be in the gym garage or the 14th Avenue parking lot.
  • Parking for evening events in the Middle School or Temple de Hirsch Sinai will be in the 16th Avenue parking lot.
  • If you have any questions about parking, please contact Sheila Harnahan at shanrahan@seattleacademy.org or 206-676-6858.

Campus Map 2017-18