The Downingtown Area School District Transportation Department provides transportation to students that are attending a private (not for profit) or charter school within our 82 square mile district and up to 10 miles outside of our district as directed in the Pennsylvania Public School Code.
Depending on the location of the chosen school, it may require going through our transfer location in Lionville. This process of transferring students allows us to provide a shorter ride by picking up the students for multiple schools in regions of our district, rather than providing a direct bus that would require rides of over 3 hours to pick up just a few students throughout the district.
Buses transfer at the Calvary Church parking lot at the corner of Rt 113 and Devon Drive (west). Parents may bring their children to the location as long as they are there by 7:15am as the buses are dismissed as soon as all buses have arrived and students have safely boarded to depart (typically by 7:20am). Once the buses begin to move, they are directed (for safety reasons) not to stop and pick up late arriving students. A paid staff member to make sure everyone follows the safety outlined for transfer buses monitors the AM and PM transfer and releases the buses once all students have boarded their bus.
Schools that are transported through our transfer location are the following:
Bishop Shanahan (am only)
Chester Country Family Academy (am only)
Collegium Elementary (am only from most of the district)
Delaware Valley Friends
Montgomery (am only)
St. Patrick School (Malvern)
Ss Simon & Jude
Ss Phillip & James
Ss Peter & Paul
Villa Maria Lower
Villa Maria Upper
West Chester Friends
West Chester Christian
Willistown Country Day