MTS students live in San Francisco, Sausalito, Mill Valley, Tiburon, Corte Madera, Larkspur, Ross, San Rafael, Kentfield, San Anselmo, and Novato.
At Mount Tamalpais School, we are fully committed to providing and promoting shared transportation to and from our campus. Many of our students carpool or ride the bus, with almost 100% ridership from our San Francisco families. We have four different buses, which serve families from San Francisco to Novato, and many places in-between.
Students have the option to stay after school for supervised play time, a sports team practice, or attend an After the Bell class and take the late bus home (serving our San Francisco students, which leaves campus at 4:40 PM). Limited transportation for Mill Valley families is also available via van service.
Some students live in the neighborhood and walk or bike to campus. Roughly 75% of MTS students live in Mill Valley, San Francisco, and Tiburon. Approximately 25% of our students live in Corte Madera, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Larkspur, Marin City, Novato, Ross, San Rafael, San Anselmo, and Sausalito.
MARIN ROUTE STOPS
CORTE MADERA: Corte Madera DMV
KENTFIELD: Woodland Market, Sir Francis Drake & Eliseo Dr
LARKSPUR: Lucky Parking Lot
MARIN CITY: Hub Bus Pad, Drake Ave & Donahue St
NOVATO: Park & Ride
SAN RAFAEL: Civic Center & North San Pedro Rd
SAUSALITO: Spencer Ave Bus Pad
TIBURON: SF Yacht Club, Lyford Dr & Tiburon Blvd,
Cecilia Way & Tiburon Blvd, Redwood Hwy & Reed Blvd
SAN FRANCISCO ROUTE STOPS
CALIFORNIA & 32ND
CALIFORNIA & 22ND
CALIFORNIA & 12TH
CALIFORNIA & DIVISADERO
JACKSON & CHERRY
PRESIDIO MAIN POST
MILL VALLEY VAN
DOWNTOWN MILL VALLEY (Westpark Express Lot, east of The Depot)
Bus cost is approximately $3,500 per year. The Mill Valley van is approximately $2,700 annually. Families receiving financial assistance pay a prorated rate based on their tuition package percentage. Please note, bus routes are refined every year based on their tuition package percentage.
The bus is a very special micro-community! Our children enjoy the shared enthusiasm before school, anticipating who will be joining at the next stops along the way. They also enjoy the casual time together after school to talk, play games, and share moments looking out the window together. We parents enjoy regular connection with our neighborhood families and are grateful that we all look out for one another and each others' kids. Our bus drivers are absolutely the wonderful! We are lucky to have such communicative and trusting relationships as our treasures are in their care!
- Marin Parent
The bus is a real asset to our family and our busy schedule. As a dual-working family, it’s especially helpful that the bus acts like a built-in carpool and drops our kids off close to home and after-school activities, or at a convenient location with parking. The bus also gives us a strong community for both the kids and adults. Hooray for the bus!
- San Francisco Parent