Maine Coast Waldorf School is now offering bus service. We are pleased to announce that VIP Tour and Charter Bus Company in Portland is our transportation service provider. The daily round trip service begins in Cape Elizabeth with stops in South Portland, Portland, and Falmouth. The bus arrives at the Desert Road Campus by 8am. In the afternoon, the bus will depart Desert Road at 3:10pm continuing to Cape Elizabeth with stops in Falmouth, Portland, and South Portland.
Families may choose to use this service in the mornings only or both in the morning and afternoon. The bus service is offered for students in first grade through twelfth grade. If you have children in the Early Childhood program or other questions, please give us a call.
Rates for FULL YEAR service (from September 6, 2017 to June 8, 2018) are:
Cape Elizabeth to Desert Road
5-Day Round Trip: $2,350
5-Day One Way: $1,500
One Time Ride Fee: $15
Full year rates are calculated at $14 per round trip for the 166 days of the school year. In 2016, the IRS calculates it cost $0.54 to drive a personal vehicle one mile. That includes fuel, maintenance, depreciation and insurance. One round trip from Portland to MCWS is 34 miles or $18. Add afternoon pick up and we are at $36/day! It doesn’t take long to see why a bus service will save families money. And while a bus gets lower mpg (usually about 8 mpg), it makes up for it because it carries more people, offsetting cost and CO2 for many cars.
Please complete the attached contract and return to the school with your $250 deposit. For all busing questions please contact Mary Bloch at 799-2046