Students travel to Ursuline each day from approximately 60 different cities and towns surrounding the Dedham campus, and as far as 40 minutes away. Transportation options include carpools, the town of Dedham bus (Dedham residents only), Ursuline bus options with other partner schools, and public transportation.
Each student’s transportation needs are different, and we seek to accommodate students by providing school-sponsored bus transportation from various cities and towns in conjunction with the neighboring boys’ schools. We are continuously working to improve existing bus routes and to look for alternate transportation arrangements for our families. Many of our families also make carpool arrangements and we assist those interested by publishing a student directory and sharing carpool lists with new incoming families.
Town of Dedham Bus Service
The Town of Dedham provides fee-based transportation to Dedham residents who live 1 - 1.5 miles or more from the Academy. Families may sign up through the Dedham school bus site here. If you need assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2022-23 Contracted Bus Transportation
Based on demand, Ursuline Academy partners with other private schools each year to provide additional options for students coming to Ursuline from cities and towns in every direction. If you wish to utilize this bus service, you may contract for service on an annual basis. Please note that Ursuline Academy subsidizes the per-student cost of transportation to keep it affordable for families, as we strive to ensure this will not be an obstacle to enrollment. For the 2022-23 school year, the cost to students is $1,600 per year for round trip service, and $1,350 per year for one way service.
Ursuline Bus: Boston, Milton, Quincy
Xaverian Bus #1: Holliston, Franklin, Medway, Millis
Xaverian Bus #2: Waltham, Auburndale, Newton Center, West Roxbury
Xaverian Bus #3: North Attleboro, Mansfield/Foxboro, Sharon, Walpole
Xaverian Bus #4: Wellesley, Natick, Sherborn, Medfield
To view the complete provider information and current schedule for the 2022-23 bus routes, please click here.
Please note that times are subject to change and the number of route offerings and stops are based on ridership, which is re-evaluated annually. Stops and times may be adjusted or omitted based on registration numbers.
MBTA Option – Dedham Corporate
Although Ursuline is not directly on a public transportation route, when there is enough interest for students who might ride the MBTA, the school assists students by providing shuttle service from the Dedham Corporate Center train station (Rustcraft Road) on the Franklin commuter rail line. Please see MBTA.com for updated train schedules and information, and contact the Admissions Office to determine if the shuttle is running.
MBTA M7 & S-Card Programs
Students who reside in the City of Boston are eligible for M7 cards. All other students are eligible for the S-Card program. These programs offer free or discounted service on subway, bus, and commuter rail lines.
Ursuline is a tight-knit community, and given the wide variety of towns represented among our student population, opportunities for families to organize carpools are plentiful. In the summer each year, all new incoming students will be asked if they wish to share contact information to help facilitate carpools.