private school shuttle for SCH Academy

View from SCH to Center City Philadelphia

our sChuttle

SCH is pleased to offer our families a SCHuttle option for those students living in zip codes: 19103, 19106, 19107, 19123, 19130, 19146, and 19147 (and beyond, inquire below). 

Transportation will be provided by Kid Ridez, a safe, honest, and reliable driving service—real-time tracking, cell notifications, certified drivers, and more. They will run pick-up and drop-off from four hubstops in the city (and beyond). Please inquire below


information at-a-glance

SCH's shuttle van that takes students to and from Center City Philadelphia

The SCHuttle is the answer for families commuting from Center City to conveniently access SCH Academy, the largest independent school in Philadelphia. Located just 9 miles from the Philadelphia Art Museum, and in the heart of Chestnut Hill, SCH's stunning 62-acre campus sits adjacent to the Wissahickon Woods and provides students with a premier academic experience. SCH's outdoor education programs is a bonus offering kids the ability to learn in nature on a daily basis. School resources include on of the most extensive athletic facilities of the Inter-Ac league, our signature Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership program and Lower School maker space, multiple science and robotics labs, music and recording studios, and so much more. 

Fast Facts: 

  • FREE SCH-provided After Care for students in Lower and Middle School is included for SCHuttle riders. 
  • Four convenient Center City stops that will serve as drop-off and pick-up locations (see "hubstops" below).
  • School Hours: SCHuttle arrives to SCH daily by 7:50 AM and departs from SCH at 4:30 PM (allowing for Middle School extracurricular practices to commence).
  • Transportation Bonus: The Philadelphia School District offers enrollment in the "Flat Rate Program" which reimburses parents up to $300 a month "for providing their own school transportation." Students in grades 1-6 ONLY are eligible to enroll. (SCH's transportation coordinator, Carol Allison, is available to assist families with this program.)

Current Hubstop Locations:

The four pick-up and drop-off hubstops are listed below. If your student(s) can get to a designated hubstop, there are additional seats available for this school year. Hubstops are at the following locations:

  1. Louis Kahn Park: 1119 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  2. Philadelphia Ethical Society: 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
  3. Whole Foods: 2101 Pennsylvania Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
  4. The Cliffs at Callowhill: 1010 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 (drop-off only, 2 days per week)

NOTE: One-way fare is now 50% off the roundtrip fee.

Questions? Interested?

Please contact Carol Allison, SCH Transportation Coordinator:
e: callison@sch.org 
p: 215-247-4700 x1145

Click to see our Frequently Asked Questions about this SCHuttle Service. 

SCH was so very welcoming to my son. From the moment he walked into the building, the staff and students welcomed him with open arms. We also were impressed with the academics, the CEL classes which promote entrepreneurship, and the opportunities. The staff is well-rounded, thoughtful in their approach, helpful and communicative.

CENTER CITY PARENT of Upper School Student