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Transportation

Transportation to and from Saint Raphael Academy depends upon where the student resides. Families are encouraged to investigate the options listed below on their own or contact their city or town for additional information.

 

  • The Rhode Island Department of Education provides statewide busing from some cities and towns to Saint Raphael Academy (Barrington, Bristol, Central Falls, Cranston, East Providence, Johnston, Lincoln, North Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, Smithfield, and Warren; please visit the RIDE website for details). Current and new families who qualify need to register for bus service every year for the upcoming academic year through the RI Department of Education. Bus registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now open. Please have your requests in by July 31 to ensure service on the first day of school. Per Rhode Island Dept. of Education, all bus stops will be DEPOT (Group) stops for next year. Any issues or questions, should be addressed directly with Statewide Bus Dept. Contact the statewide system manager’s office at 401-304-9136; Email: transportationinfo@ride.ri.gov; Fax: 401-222-5025.

Please be aware of the DOE's Inclement Weather Policy. You can also sign up for text notifications from the statewide system through GroupCast by texting "YES" to 64779.

These towns have special transportation requirements:

  • East Providence – East Providence School District transportation request forms must be submitted in mid-July. Families will be notified of routes in July/August.
  • Lincoln  Lincoln requires that residents submit a Lincoln Transportation Request Form directly to the town to register for transportation. Contact the Lincoln School Department for information.

 

Private Bus Service Provided by Saint Raphael Academy from Kent County

Saint Raphael Academy has three stops conveniently located for families from the Kent County area, which are determined once students have registered for bus transportation. 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.

Returning Students Who Use a RIPTA Bus Pass

Bus passes can be renewed for the 2022-2023 school year by completing this form. Forms are due by July 1, 2022 and should be faxed to 401-456-9314 or you may email Timothy.obrien@ppsd.org. Please keep your original bus pass to use again next year.