Students and families walk, bike, carpool, and ride school district buses and public transportation right to our doorstep. The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is a fifteen-minute drive from the Art Museum area, ten minutes from Chestnut Hill, and only 15 minutes from Wynnewood and the Main Line.
Philadelphia Residents’ School District Busing
Grade school students who live more than 2 miles from The Waldorf School of Philadelphia qualify for free School District Bus Transportation.
Currently, there are two Philadelphia school district bus routes that transport Waldorf students. The bus routes are determined by the Philadelphia School District. These routes generally have the same driver each day. Requests for this service should be made via the administrative office at The Waldorf School of Philadelphia.
Suburban Township Resident School District Busing
Suburban school districts do not generally transport students if the distance exceeds ten miles. Please check with your local school district for more details. There are currently four Suburban township routes transporting Waldorf students. Requests for this service should be made via the administrative office at The Waldorf School of Philadelphia.
Public Transportation (SEPTA)
There are several SEPTA routes serving the neighborhoods surrounding the Waldorf School of Philadelphia. The Tulpehocken train station, served by the Septa Regional Rail Chestnut Hill West line, is just down the street from our school at Wayne Avenue and Tulpehocken Street. The Septa 53 bus stops in front of our school at the corner of Wayne Avenue and Harvey Street.
Philadelphia resident students in 7th and 8th grade, living more than 1.5 miles from The Waldorf School of Philadelphia, are eligible for a free SEPTA Transpass. For more information contact school administration.
The non-profit Riders’ Club is committed to providing customized transportation services to members of their Co-operative. Eligibility for membership includes people who live, work, or attend school in Montgomery County and adjacent areas of Northwest Philadelphia. For more information visit www.ridersclubcoop.org
Carpooling is a viable option of transportation for many Philly Waldorf families. The family directory is a useful resource for organizing carpooling. The school office can also provide a list of families by zip code once school is in session.
Many members of the Waldorf community are avid cyclists and choose this method of transportation to and from school. Bicycle racks can be found on campus.