Transportation

News and Announcements

Registration for 2021-2022 Bus Service is CLOSED.  
The deadline for registering for bus service was Friday, July 16

Bus route information will emailed to parents on Friday, August 13, 2021. Please click here to view bus route information. The student's bus privilege is noted on the student ID card. Students will receive their IDs during their advisery period within the first week of school. New Trier High School provides bus transportation services through Alltown Bus Service, Inc. In order to best serve the needs of the District and families, bus routes will be developed after Friday, July 16, 2021 deadline. Routes were determined based on the locations of families needing bus service.

Any registration received after Friday, July 16, 2021 will be accepted only if space is available on existing routes. If space is not available, students will be placed on a wait list for the appropriate route. Bus requests will be processed in the order they are received from the waitlist. The routes will not be altered to accommodate late registrations, so your child will be placed at the bus stop nearest to your home. Please email lambertf@nths.net with your child's name and student number to be placed on the waitlist.

Please note the following information for the 2021-22 school year regarding bus service:

We will continue monitor the pandemic as restrictions ease and information continues to evolve and new guidance is provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education.  We anticipate that buses will run at normal capacity.

School Bus Information:

AM and PM Bus Routes

New Trier's morning bus routes pick up students in all grade levels, stopping first at the Northfield Campus and then proceeding to the Winnetka Campus. In the afternoon, buses leave the Northfield Campus to take students directly home and then proceed to the Winnetka Campus to pick up students and take them home. 

Students are dismissed at 3:10 p.m. at the Northfield Campus and 3:30 p.m. at the Winnetka Campus. Northfield Campus buses depart at 3:20 p.m., and Winnetka Campus buses depart between 3:50-4:05 p.m.  Bus routes in the afternoon may be combined.

Activity Bus Section:

Leave Northfield              Leave Winnetka
4:15 pm                              4:30 pm
5:15 pm                              5:30 pm
6:15 pm                              6:30 pm

Pick-up Information:

  • Northfield pick-up: in front of E building (Cornog) on Happ Road
  • Winnetka pick-up: on Winnetka Avenue by big flag pole 

Late activity buses are offered to students who have registered and purchased either the round trip or one-way PM bus pass.

Please note that activity passes are not sold individually. Drivers route the late activity buses based on daily ridership. The route each bus will take is determined by the destinations of the students riding. As students board the bus, they inform the driver of their regular bus stop. The length of the ride is dependent on the number of riders and can fluctuate from as little as 15 minutes to as much as an hour.

Free Shuttle Buses:
The District, through Alltown, operates a free daily shuttle bus service between campuses, a purchase of a bus pass is not needed to ride the shuttle . Students who walk or are dropped off at either campus can take the shuttle bus to the other campus. Schedules for the daily shuttle can be found on this page.

Pick-up Information:

  • Northfield pick-up/drop-off: On Happ Road near big flag pole
  • Winnetka pick-up/drop-off: In front of Gaffney Auditorium on Winnetka Avenue 

Transportation Refund Requests 2021-2022 School Year:

If you have purchased full year transportation:

  • Last day to request a full refund (minus a $15 administrative Fee) - Monday, August 30, 2021
  • Last day to request a 75% refund- Friday, October 8, 2021
  • Last day to request a 50% refund- Friday, December 17, 2021
  • No refunds will be issued after the Friday, December 17, 2021

If you have purchased transportation service for the first semester:

  • Last day to request a full refund (minus a $15 administrative Fee) - Monday, August 30, 2021
  • Last day to request a 50% refund- Friday, October 8, 2021
  • No refunds will be issued after the Friday, October 8, 2021

A refund is available, provided it is requested in writing and received via email with your child's full name and student ID number. Please email all refund requests to  lambertf@nths.net .

Pace Bus Information:

Pace is pleased to inform you that school-days-only service on Routes 213, 421, 422, and 423 serving New Trier Township High School (Northfield) will resume on August 9.  Below, you will find a notice with links to the Pace website route pages indicating specific school-days-only information found in the footnotes on the timetable. New Trier High School Winnetka Campus will continue to have bus services, as this route is served by Pace's regular mainline services and was not impacted. 

Please see   PaceBus.com/Fall2021   for more details about Fall 2021 service and to learn more about Pace. To stay informed about the latest updates on your route(s), please sign up for Pace's email/text alerts by clicking here  .

If you have any questions about service to your school, please contact Pace Customer Relations at 847-364-PACE (7223).