Preschool: All Special Education preschool students are eligible for bus transportation. Peer Model preschool students are not eligible for bus transportation.
Kindergarten: All children in kindergarten are eligible for bus transportation.
Grades 1-5: All children in grades one through five who reside more than one (1) mile from the school which they are entitled to attend are eligible for bus transportation.
Grade 6-8: All children in grade six - eight who reside more than one and one-half (1.5) miles from the school to which they are assigned are eligible for bus transportation.
Grades 9-12: The Gardner Public School Department does not currently provide yellow school bus transportation for students in these grades. However, MART (Montachusett Area Regional Transportation) provides two types of buses students may ride to school:
Subscription Service: This subscription service is available through the MART office on 555 Main Street in Gardner. MART offers special vans for door-to-door pick-up and drop-off of students. For more information, please call MART at 978-632-7373.
Fixed Route Service: Students may utilize MART buses that provide transportation to Gardner residents (adults and children). This MART service follows a fixed route around the City of Gardner, with several stops for the convenience of riders. Please click here to contact MART for the list of routes and times.