Bus Service

Athens Academy provides transportation services to families in Clarke and Oconee counties, Lake Oconee, Madison, Greensboro, and other outlying areas. Service is provided in the morning and at the 3:20 p.m. dismissal. Routes are selected to serve the largest number of families while minimizing the ride for the students. Families registered for bus service will be notified in mid-August about the time the bus will arrive. 

There are discounts available for multiple children in a family and for students who only wish to ride the bus to school in the morning. Contact Jerris Hayes at jhayes@athensacademy.org or 706-433-2542 with any questions about this service. 

In the morning, all buses arrive at the Tillman Center between 7:50–8:00 a.m.  In the afternoon, all buses load at 3:20 p.m. at the Tillman Center.

Carpooling

Drop off & pick up instructions:
The Spartan Lane and Highway 441 entrances provide the safest routes for access and egress to and from the Academy. The Athletic/Highway 441 entrance may be used by those who find it convenient for access to the athletic facilities or the Upper School parking lot. The use of LaVista Road, Knob Creek Road, and Mason Mill Road is discouraged. 

Do not park on Spartan Lane, Mason Mill Road, or the adjacent private property. Please do not use private property for a turnaround.

Bus Service Rates

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Family Multiple Rider Discount: 50% for Each Additional Child

*Special Rate: These rates apply when bus riders are unable to ride the bus home in the afternoon because of their participation in school-sponsored activities. The special rate is prorated depending on the student’s participation schedule. Rates may be proprated with a premium applied for irregular service. Please contact the Business Office for details.

Excellence with Honor

An independent school for grades K3-12