Getting Here

Students come to Bishop Hendricken every morning from as far as Westerly, Cumberland, and Newport, as well as towns in Massachusetts. Others come from just down the street.

Each student’s transportation needs are different, and we endeavor to accommodate students by providing school-sponsored bus transportation from various cities and towns. We are continuously working to improve existing bus routes and to look for alternate transportation arrangements for our families.  

Contact & Information

Mrs. Heather Picillo
Business Manager
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Contracted Bus Transportation

Based on demand, Bishop Hendricken High School contracts Ocean State Transit Bus Co. for transportation to and from the towns listed below…

Barrington, Bristol, Cranston, Cumberland, East Providence, Greenville, Jamestown, Johnston, Middletown, Newport, North Kingstown, North Providence, Pawtucket, Riverside, Rumford, Smithfield, South Kingstown, and Warren

If you live outside of these towns but wish to utilize this bus service, you may contract for service as long as you are willing to drive to a designated stop on one of the routes listed below. All contracted bus service is reviewed annually for modifications based on where students live, as well as for safety and convenience. Pricing is also review annually and made available in the spring. Hendricken subsidizes the per-student cost of transportation to keep it affordable.

Towns with Free Bus Transportation

Students from the following areas are provided free bus service from their city or town to and from Bishop Hendricken each day: Coventry, East Greenwich, Foster, Glocester, Scituate, Warwick, and West Warwick. Requirements to register differ based on the municipality.


Students from Coventry should complete this form and submit it to no later than July 31, 2024. 


Warwick students who live 2.25 miles or greater away from campus must complete the Non-Public Opt-In form, here. The form will be available on June 17, 2024 and must be submitted by July 17, 2024. Bus routes will be posted to the Warwick Schools website at the beginning of the school year.

East Greenwich, Foster/Glocester, Scituate & West Warwick

Students need to request transportation through the statewide website, here. Requests should be made by July 31, 2024 for the following school year. Parents can register for transportation directly through this website.

City Transportation

The Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority (RIPTA) leaves Providence (Providence Station & Kennedy Plaza) and arrives at Bishop Hendricken via Route 3 Oakland Beach. The bus stops right at our Oakland Beach Avenue entrance. Monthly rates are available at a discounted rate for Hendricken students through the Business Office. For more information, please contact the office at 401.739.7594.


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