University Prep values geographic diversity and intentionally enrolls students who live throughout King and Snohomish Counties. There are many ways for our students to commute to school, from buses and the light rail to carpools and bikes.
At this time the UPrep Custom Metro Bus program is not available for fall 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions.
We are in constant contact with Lakeside and Metro as the situation develops, and hope to start running the buses as soon as safely possible. We will prioritize service for families who have no other way to get their students to and from school. We are looking at alternative transportation options for families, such as coordinated carpools, routes using Metro’s regular bus service, and light rail. Andy Richardson, our transportation manager, will be working to help families access these options. We appreciate your flexibility through this challenging year, and hope to return to full operation of our custom Metro buses for the next school year.
University Prep partners with Lakeside School to offer custom metro bus routes to and from UPrep for our students. The Orca card purchased from UPrep is a two-zone card, good for a student’s custom Metro route and for regular Metro, Community Transit, and Sound Transit transportation.
The Metro Custom Bus program serves the following neighborhoods. Routes must have minimum ridership levels to continue each year.
Leschi, Madrona, Madison Park, Montlake: Route 980 (morning only)
Overlake Park & Ride, Redmond (Bear Creek): Route 982
Bellevue, Kirkland, Montlake: Route 986
Beacon Hill, Rainier Avenue, Seward Park: Route 987
Many families form carpools and, once enrolled, our school information system allows you to search for families near you.
UPrep also partners with Pogo to help families set up daily and/or event-specific carpools. Simply download the Pogo app on your mobile device. The app is free and can be found in the Apple App Store and Google Play. To learn more, visit www.pogorides.com.
This bus, driven by a full-time employee, leaves from the UPrep stagecraft garage door at 5:30 p.m. daily during the Fall, Winter and Spring athletic seasons. The bus travels to locations south of the campus that can connect students to mass transit and neighborhood hubs. Locations include:
UW Light Rail Station (UDistrict)
Montlake/520 Interchange (transfer to Eastside Metro buses)
15th and Aloha (North Capitol Hill)
Miller Community Center (Capitol Hill)
Broadmoor (Madison Park)
Garfield Community Center (Central District)
Douglass-Truth Library (Leschi)
This service is open to any student and is included in the cost of a Metro Custom Bus pass, or for a small additional fee if the student elects not to purchase this pass.