Salesianum welcomes students from Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland. Our students have a variety of ways of getting to school—including riding the bus, van, carpooling, or driving to school.
Van Service: As a convenience for our families who live further from Salesianum, we offer van transportation along nine different routes, reaching families in each of our four states. We cooperate with Padua and Ursuline to provide service to all three schools.
We partner with Kid Ridez, a local company specializing in transportation for schools and related activities, for our van transportation. We use brand new twelve and fifteen-passenger vans and hub stop service to transport our students every morning and afternoon safely. The professional drivers are vetted, trained, and provide prompt, reliable, and safe service. We utilize CariinaTM to maintain our digital van rosters, allowing parents to track the van’s location and receive notifications when children board and exit the van. We have yet to finalize our routes for the 2022-2023 school year, but they will likely remain reasonably consistent with the 2021-22 routes.
It is critical to sign up for van service with limited seating available as soon as you complete your child’s enrollment. Van seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Salesianum subsidizes nearly two-thirds of the per-rider fee, reducing the van transportation cost to families to $1,200 per Salesianum student. Although it is unlikely, a van route may be canceled due to a lack of student riders.
If you sign up for a van route and then change your mind, you must notify Mr. Kegelman by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 15th to drop the van with no further fee.
DART Bus Service: The Delaware public transit system includes several bus routes that include stops directly in front of Salesianum. In addition to being less expensive than our van routes, DART riders have more options for arrival and departure times.
Drive/Carpool: A list of all Salesianum students in your zip code area, together with addresses, phone numbers, parent/guardian names, and year of graduation, can be obtained from Mr. Kegelman if you are interested in finding other families with whom carpools can be formed.
Click on the downloads below to see the van routes and Pennsylvania School District bus route information.