School bus or city bus transportation is provided to some students at St. Patrick Academy depending on where they reside:
Providence Residents ~ Students who reside in Providence must live two miles from the school to qualify for a free monthly RIPTA bus pass. The distance is determined by the Providence School Department. Each year, families must apply for this transportation (application forms are available at St. Patrick Academy and we will assist you with this process). Students who qualify are given a free RIPTA bus pass, good for school days only.
Students who might have a medical need that requires transportation and live inside the 2-mile radius may contact the Providence School Department’s Transportation Office for a waiver, but their request must be documented by a doctor’s letter explaining the physical need.
Residents Outside of Providence ~ Students who live outside of Providence qualify for bus transportation to St. Patrick Academy if they reside in a city or town in the Region 3 transportation area that serves our school, as determined by the R.I. Department of Education (RIDE). Cities and towns in REGION 3 include:
- Central Falls
- East Providence
- North Providence
These students must apply for transportation from the R.I. Dept. of Education (click on RIDE Online Application Form). Students from Pawtucket and East Providence must contact those School Departments directly to arrange for bus transportation.