Transportation

The cities and towns listed below provide free transportation to the Academy:

Barrington | Bristol/Warren | Central Falls | Cranston | East Providence
Johnston | Lincoln | North Providence | Providence | Smithfield

To learn how to register for this free transportation, please see the details listed below. New transportation forms for the 2017-2018 academic year are sent to us in the spring and will be posted as soon as they are received, so please continue to check this section.

If your city or town is not listed above, but you are interested in car pooling, please contact the Admissions Office (via phone: 401-723-8100, extension 116, or via email: mcarrara@saintrays.org).

Details for Students from Kent County:

Saint Raphael Academy has three stops conveniently located for families from Coventry, East Greenwich, North Kingstown, Warwick, West Warwick, and West Greenwich. Bus stop locations are central to those towns and will be determined once students have signed up. The cost for transportation both to and from school for the full academic year will be $750. Please contact the Finance Office at 401-723-8100, extension 111, for details.

Details for Students from Providence:

Students who live in Providence and are more than 2 miles walking distance from the Academy are provided a free RIPTA bus pass at the start of the academic year (and on the first of each month thereafter) from the City of Providence to get to and from Saint Raphael Academy each day. Students must register with the City of Providence to receive their bus pass. To register, a form must be submitted to the City of Providence by June 9, 2017.

Details for Students from East Providence and Lincoln:

East Providence and Lincoln require students to request transportation directly from the city or town.

East Providence requires their residents to go directly to city hall and provide 3 different proofs of residency to sign up for busing. The deadline for East Providence residents is early July 2017.

Lincoln requires that you submit a Lincoln Transportation Request Form directly to the town to register for transportation. We recommend  you complete and submit it as soon as is possible.

Details for Students from Barrington, Bristol/Warren, Central Falls, Cranston, Johnston, North Providence, and Smithfield:

Students who live in Barrington, Bristol/Warren, Central Falls, Cranston, Johnston, North Providence, and Smithfield must annually request transportation through the statewide transportation website at:

http://www.ride.ri.gov/StudentsFamilies/AdditionalResources/StudentTransportation.aspx

The website is open to take transportation requests as of April 2017, and requests must be submitted by July 31 if you require bus service on the first day of school. Requests submitted on or after August 1, 2017, will receive the closest point of pickup or a depot stop location for a temporary bus stop. The state is asking parents to register for transportation directly through the website. If parents have problems with the website or do not have access to a computer, call the statewide transportation office at 401-222-5024.

Parents who are new to the statewide system will receive a letter with information about the system shortly after their request is submitted.

In order to be as efficient as possible with routing, bus stops that are used infrequently, less than once a week, will be deactivated and the student will be assigned to the nearest active bus stop.

The historic transportation regions are still in place, which mean that transportation will only be provided within regional boundaries.

For questions and additional information, please contact the statewide system manager’s office:

Phone: 401-222-5024 | Email: transinfo@ride.ri.gov | Fax: 401-222-5025

In case of inclement weather, please refer to the Statewide Student Transportation System  policy: English Español