Transportation Options

Saint Mary’s Transportation Information 2018-2019
Saint Mary’s actively promotes and encourages our students to organize and/or participate in carpools, ride bikes, or utilize public transportation, such as AC Transit or BART, to get to and from school.The school has several secure bike racks for students on campus.

AC Transit Bus Service:

Line   9                         Line 52 Cedar                                   Line 688

On school days, Saint Mary’s and AC Transit have arranged for dedicated bus service that travels directly to Saint Mary’s from the Lake Merritt area.  Bus Route 688 operates between Grand Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland,  and Saint Mary’s College High School at the corner of Monterey and Hopkins, once in the morning at 7:00 a.m. and once in the afternoon at 3:40 p.m.  Discount bus passes may be purchased through AC Transit.  See the AC Transit website for more information.

As of July 1, 2010, AC Transit Youth 31-Day passes are available only on personalized Clipper (TransLink). the clipper ships whose speed revolutionized travel from the

East Coast to Gold Rush Era California,

the Clipper card gives you quick access

to all major forms of Bay Area transit

with one easy-to-use card.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART):  North Berkeley Bart Station
Saint Mary’s College High School is approximately four and a half blocks from the North Berkeley Bart Station. Many of our students take BART to school.  It is a safe and easy walk from North Berkeley BART to Saint Mary’s. Half-price BART tickets are available to students through Joanne Howe in the Saint Mary’s Business Office 510.559.6227.

Carpools and Parking Permits
Sign-ups for carpooling and parking permits for student-driven automobiles are made available in the summer mailing packet.  A carpool list will be generated and families are able to make their own carpool arrangements within a given geographic area.  In addition, students will have an opportunity to apply for a parking permit on and off campus. These permits are issued with the following priority ranking in mind: carpoolers, seniors, juniors.