The student commute typically becomes a pleasant daily ritual - a time of conversation and camaraderie with friends, where children are transported to and from school via carpools or MCDS school buses.
MCDS bus service is operated by the school's own Transportation Department rather than contracted out. Bus routes are determined by ridership demand, safety considerations and length of riding time. Though subject to modification before the start of each school year, MCDS buses typically have pickup and drop-off points in the following areas:
Marina, Cow Hollow, Presidio Heights, Pacific Heights, Seacliff, Richmond, Forest Hill, Haight Ashbury, Western Addition, Noe Valley
Fairfax, San Anselmo, Ross, Kentfield, Greenbrae, Larkspur, Corte Madera, Mill Valley, Tiburon, Belvedere
All MCDS buses are owned by the school and meet strict safety and repair requirements. They are inspected regularly by State safety officials and daily by the drivers. While the school provides assistance, ultimate responsibility for getting to and from school rests with each family.