As a parent, when you say goodbye to your children at their school bus pick-up stop, you are putting your faith and trust in us to shuttle them safely to and from school or a school event.
At OLu we take this trust extremely seriously and ensure our school transportation options not only meet the practical needs of our student body but that our services maintain a high level of quality and prioritize student safety above all else.
Our transportation options range from shuttle services to carpool scheduling to motorcoaches to student parking. Depending on the service, there may be a monthly fee associated with your chosen method of transportation
Transportation Options at OLu
For students to have access to our full services at OLu, we found it essential to provide transportation services.
“It’s a part of the high school experience to be able to do things besides just going to a gym class. It’s important for students to have access to extracurricular activities and a way to get to them,” said Barbara Joslin, Transportation Coordinator at OLu.
At OLu, we are dedicated to making sure all aspects of your children’s education are taken care of, and that includes their journey to and from our campus and school events. Learn more about what make OLu a top private school here.
We provide two shuttle services designed to serve a distinct group of students.
The Sears Shuttle Service conveniently transports students from the rear parking lot of the Sears Auto Center in Orange to our campus, and the South Route Shuttle Service transports students from the Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, and Tustin areas to school.
Students are transported in traditional yellow school buses that have been certified by the California Highway Patrol. All buses are driven by either an employee at OLu or a vetted contracted driver.
Senior students with access to a vehicle are welcome to fill out a Parking Permit Application. With limited parking spaces allotted for students, a parking permit is considered to be a privilege and
offered to seniors on a first-come, first-served basis. Seniors who do not receive permits, as well as students in lower grades who drive, are welcome to park at one of our shuttle pick-up locations.
Carpooling can serve as a great alternative for families who live near each other. Carpooling is organized by our transportation services and can be done by filling out a Carpool Interest Form.
Safety is Our Top Priority
All forms of transportation utilized by OLu meet all state licensing requirements, and any contracted driver is thoroughly vetted with background checks, drug tests, and physicals and undergoes extensive training to ensure that they act in accordance with the mission and values of the OLu community.
“The safety of our students is the most important thing. Getting them there on time is secondary. Student safety is everything,” said Joslin.