Getting Here

Students come to Bishop Hendricken every morning from as far as Westerly, Cumberland, and Newport, as well as towns in Connecticut and 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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2021-2022 Bus Letter

2021-2022 Bus Contract

2020-2021 Bus Routes

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 need to call the Coventry School Department to register for the bus. The bus picks up at Coventry High School. When you call to register, you will be provided with more information.


Warwick students who live 2.25 miles or greater away from campus must complete the Non-Public Opt-In form, here. 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 after June 1 for the following school year. Parents can register for transportation directly through this website, or by calling the statewide office at 401.222.5024.

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. 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. Hendricken subsidizes the per-student cost of transportation to keep it affordable.

$800 per year: Barrington, Bristol, Cranston, Cumberland, East Providence, Jamestown, Johnston, Lincoln, Narragansett, North Kingstown, North Providence, Providence, Riverside, Smithfield, South Kingstown, Wakefield & Westerly

$900 per year: Newport, Portsmouth & Middletown

City Transportation

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. For more information, call RIPTA at 401.781.9400. 


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