Our students either ride buses provided by their local public school districts (if qualified) or are transported by their own parents. Mekeel does not provide transportation for students.
In New York State, school districts are required to provide transportation to private schools when the student lives within 15 miles of the school they will be attending. If there is a qualifying student in the district (within 15 miles), you can live 18 miles from the school and still receive transportation. In that case, you may be asked to bring your child to a pick-up point within 15 miles. Transportation requests must be submitted to your district transportation office by April 1 each year. They may be obtained through your district office .
Separate from bussing, we encourage all enrolled families at MCA to look for carpooling opportunities in districts where no bus service is available. We are happy to help link-up families for carpooling. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.