Students come to Bishop Hendricken every morning from as far as Westerly, Cumberland and Newport, as well as towns in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Others come from just down the street. Each student’s transportation needs are different, and we do endeavor to accommodate students by providing school-sponsored bus transportation from various cities and towns.
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 printing carpool lists upon request. For further information on transportation, please call Mrs. Dianne Preble in the Business Office at 739.3450, ext. 263.
Towns with Free Bus Transportation
Students from the following areas are provided free bus service from their city or town to and from Bishop Hendricken each day: Coventry, East Greenwich, Foster, Glocester, Scituate, Warwick and West Warwick.
Students from East Greenwich, Foster/Glocester, Scituate and West Warwick need to request transportation through the statewide website at: http://www.ride.ri.gov/Finance/Transporation. Requests should be made after June 1st for the following school year. Parents can register for transportation directly through this website, or by calling the statewide office at 401.222.5024.
Students from Warwick do not need to do anything to request bus service. Bishop Hendricken will provide a list of names and addresses for Warwick residents to the city school department. The school department coordinates bus transportation and routes will be published in the Warwick Beacon in mid-August.
Students from Coventry need to call the Coventry school department to register for the bus. The bus picks up at Coventry High School; when you call to register you will be provided with more information.
Contracted Bus Transportation
Based on demand, Bishop Hendricken High School contracts with Ocean State Transit Bus Co for transportation to and from many towns listed below. If you live outside of these towns but wish to utilize this bus service, you may contract for service as long as you are willing to drive to a designated stop on one of the routes listed below. All contracted bus service is reviewed annually for modifications based on where students live, as well as for safety and convenience. Hendricken subsidizes the per student cost of transportation to keep it affordable. The cost to students is $475 per year for most towns, and $575 for students coming from Newport, Portsmouth or Middletown.
Bus service is available from the following cities and towns: Barrington, Bristol, Cranston, Cumberland, East Providence, Jamestown, Johnston, Lincoln, Middletown, Narragansett, Newport, North Kingstown, North Providence, Portsmouth, Providence, Riverside, Smithfield, South Kingstown, Wakefield and Westerly.
Document Links for Contracted Service:
Please Click Here for the paid Hendricken Bus Routes available around the state.
Please Click Here for the Bus Contract to sign up for service for the 2017-2018 school year.
Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority (RIPTA) leaves Weybosset and Eddy Streets in Providence and arrives at Bishop Hendricken via the Allens Ave- Ernest-Eddy-Broad-Wawrick-Post-Atlantic-Warwick Avenue route. The bus stops right at our main entrance on Oakland Beach Avenue. For more information, please call RIPTA at 781-9400 and ask for student rates.