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Transportation for Grades K-5

Once a student has registered at Anderson, the computer at the Department of Education's Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT) determines whether or not the child is eligible for transportation, and if so, what type of transportation – yellow school bus or a half- or full-fare Metrocard. The Anderson School does not make these determinations. Transportation eligibility is determined on the basis of the student's grade level and the distance between the student's residence and school. 


Eligibility for yellow bus transportation for students attending gifted and talented schools and programs is based on the same criteria that apply to public school general education students. Students attending one of the citywide gifted and talented schools, such as Anderson, are eligible for busing if they live in the same borough as the school, and the route, as measured by bus stops, is no longer than five miles.

For general transportation information, please check the website of the OPT.

This table on the OPT website shows how student eligibility is determined.