With 24 stops in San Francisco and 19 in Marin County, the MCDS transportation department upholds our founder's mission: to blend urban and suburban families and teachers, creating a community enriched by multiple perspectives.

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. MCDS bus service is operated by the school's own transportation department, consisting of seven dedicated bus drivers and ten buses all held to strict safety standards.

Bus routes are determined by ridership, safety and length of time.

San Francisco Routes

Forest Hill, Noe Valley, Western Addition, Haight Ashbury, Presidio Heights, Pacific Heights, Cow Hollow, Marina, Sea Cliff

Marin Routes*

Fairfax, San Anselmo, Kentfield, Greenbrae, Ross, Larkspur, Corte Madera, Mill Valley, Tiburon, Belvedere

*Northern Marin Transportation Option: For the 2019-20 school year, there will be the following three transportation stop options in Northern Marin: Central San Rafael; Terra Linda; and Novato.

What do MCDS families say about the bus?

Easy Access to Nature

"As city folk who often have fog in the mornings, we put sunscreen on our kids each morning knowing they are going to get that Marin sunshine during the day. For my kids to be able to grow up in the beauty of Marin nature and return safely back to the city we love has been a magical experience for all of us." - SF Parent

Convenient Parent Participation

"The bus stop is two blocks from our house. I drop off the kids in the morning at 7:30am and then head downtown for work. It's a nice routine - I get to do drop-off and be with the kids in the morning but also beat the morning rush hour." - MCDS Parent

Community Building

"Our bus stop is on the corner of a park in San Francisco. Every morning we bring our dog to drop off and the dog plays in the park while we chat with friends at the bus stop. It has brought us closer to both our SF neighborhood community and the MCDS community." - SF Parent

Best of Both Worlds

“MCDS is the best of both worlds -- indoor/outdoor learning with a spacious campus and urban backdrop. We walk our son a couple of blocks to the bus stop every day, and it makes MCDS feel like it’s right around the corner." - SF Parent

"As a Marin parent who used to live in the city, being at MCDS keeps San Francisco present in our family's day to day life. Although our children do not ride the bus regularly, they enjoy the adventure, and we appreciate the convenience of the bus for activities and play dates in SF and Marin." - Marin Parent