No matter where you are, you can get to De La Salle. But if a car or train isn’t possible, our De La Salle buses may be a good option.

We have bus routes all around Chicago to get you De La Salle. If you’re taking the De La Salle bus, you’ll meet at a designated stop (see table of routes) and hand the bus driver a ticket (or $5) per ride. Bus tickets are also sold as a booklet of 20 ($100), which are available for purchase throughout the day at either the Meteor Shop or during lunch periods in the Commons. All bus tickets sales are final. Reimbursements are not available. The first day bus tickets are available for purchase is at our Back to School Day in August.

Buses are scheduled to arrive at De La Salle approximately 15 – 20 minutes before school begins. If traffic or weather causes a delay in arrival time, teachers are told to hold attendance and students are not considered late. In order to receive text messages if the bus is running in excess of 20 minutes late, please opt into the messaging system by sending ‘yes’ to 67587 from the cell phone you placed in the Bus Rider Sign Up Form. Please contact your service provider to let them know you wish to accept texts from this 5 digit number.

At the end of each day, buses leave 10 minutes after dismissal.

Bus Sign up Form

By the first week of August, completed school bus routes are available for viewing on the Transportation page of the De La Salle website: Students are permitted to use any route and any stop they wish both morning and afternoon, as long as they’ve taken the bus at least once every two weeks. Make sure to submit a completed bus rider signup form by May 31st or else you might not be included in the routing process. Seats are limited!

School bus routes are designed and arranged being mindful of safety, logistics, efficiency and the convenience of the majority of riders for the new school year.  If requests for bus service from an area are minimal, bus service may not be assigned to that area. De La Salle offers transportation as a courtesy to students, but it is not an obligation of the school.

The Transportation Office reserves the right to modify all routes at any time. However, we will do our best through means of email, text, paper notification and announcements by school bus drivers to inform parents and students of any foreseeable changes.  Bus stops are designated with the anticipation they will be frequented by students, but if students are not using a bus stop for two consecutive weeks, the stop may be removed from the route, but can be reinstated at the request of a parent or student who will use the stop on a regular basis.

Any bus owned or operated by De La Salle Institute is considered to be a mobile classroom and the ride a school-sponsored event. Therefore, all students are expected to show respect, maintain order and listen to authority just as they would in a classroom.  The bus driver is the adult authority on the bus and can discipline students through verbal direction.  The bus driver reserves the right to assign bus seats for students at any time without explanation   Only De La Salle students may ride the school bus to and from school.  Food, beverages, use of cell phones, smoking, pets, unbecoming language, and abusive noise are not permitted.  Neither is boisterousness, clowning, heckling or any misuse or abuse of windows, equipment, driver, fellow riders or outsiders.  Because failure to abide by these bus regulations can jeopardize the safety of lives and the reputation of the school, such conduct will be considered more serious than similar conduct elsewhere, and can result in permanent removal from the bus and perhaps from the school.

Each year a Bus Sign up form accessible on the DLS website must be completed if one wishes to be included on the morning or afternoon school bus route.  At the end of the school year and before the end postdate, students or parents are responsible for completing a Bus Sign up form.  The completed form notifies the Transportation Department who is intending to use the bus for the upcoming school year and aids the department in the overall arrangement of school bus routes.  Bus Sign up forms are not required to be completed for those only using the evening Special Activity Bus Routes.