EC Busing Information

Community Stops

  • We created a network of “community stops” that will give our EC families convenient access to our routes in grouped locations.
  • These stops are at a convenient, safe, regional location that may require students to walk or to be dropped off by a parent. The same stop will run both morning and afternoon.
  • These stops will come at a 50% discount to EC families! The cost will be $1,000 for 2-way busing which is currently equal to the $1,000 ‘Aid-in-Lieu’ funding provided to the vast majority of EC families living in New Jersey. This means that, if you choose the community stop model the service will come at no out-of-pocket cost to your family!

Pick Your Stop Along an Established Route

  • This option allows you to choose your own stop along one of our established routes. We have posted a master bus route map which articulates where EC buses go. EC families will be able to find out where the buses are going and meet us at a point along the route.
  • Stop requests must be on the right hand side of the street and be approved by our Transportation Director.
  • Cost for this 2-way busing will be $1,500 per child (or $1,000 for 1-way).

Inter-campus Shuttles:

  • Intercampus shuttle service will remain in place, and remains the most affordable way to transport your child.  2-way shuttles are $750.00 per child. (1-way shuttle is $500).


2018/2019 EC Bus Route Options and Pricing**

Mix or match options for AM and PM on the chart below to see your cost. Select busing needed for the AM and place your finger on the chart. Then select busing needed for the PM and place your finger on the chart.  Now glide your fingers down and across until they meet.  That is your yearly cost.

  AM No Busing AM Shuttle AM Community Stop AM Pick a Stop in Route
PM No Busing  0 $500 $500   $1,000
PM Shuttle  $500  $750 $1,000 $1,250
PM Community Stop  $500 $1,000 $1,000 $1,250
PM Pick a Stop in Route  $1,000  $1,250 $1,250 $1,500

** A one time busing change will be permitted at the semester break ONLY. From this point forward there will be no changes in fee collection during a semester.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q:  How do I sign up for busing?
A:  Simply fill out the Transportation Request Form

Q:  How do I know if I quality for the $1,000 Aid-in-lieu from my town?
A:  Please contact your local Board of Education to verify. Then file a B6T Form with EC’s Director of Transportation. Forms can be found here.

Q:  Is my Pre-K or Jr. K Child eligible to receive busing at EC?
A:  No. The state of New Jersey requires that all bus riders be enrolled in a Kindergarten class (or above)

Additional questions may be submitted to judybruinooge@easternchristian.org


What Towns are Eastern Christian Students From?

Town Number of Students
Allendale 5
Augusta 2
Bergen 1
Bloomfield 4
Bloomingdale 4
Boonton 5
Butler 8
Cedar Knolls 1
Chestnut Ridge 2
Cliffside Park 2
Clifton 14
Dumont 2
Elmwood Park 4
Englewood 6
Englewood Cliffs 3
Fair Lawn 9
Fairfield 1
Fairview 1
Florham Park 3
Fort Lee 4
Franklin Lakes 11
Garfield 2
Glen Rock 4
Hackensack 1
Haledon 9
Harrison 1
Hasbrouck Heights 1
Haskell 1
Hawthorne 69
Hewitt 2
Highland Lakes 3
Hillsdale 3
Ho Ho Kus 2
Jersey City 5
Kinnelon 6
Leonia 1
Lincoln Park 2
LIttle Falls 2
Little Ferry 1
Little Neck 1
Mahwah 29
Maplewood 1
Maywood 4
Midland Park 52
Monroe 4
Montclair 1
Montvale 1
Montville 3
Nanuet 1
New City 9
New Milford 6
Newark 1
North Haledon 138
Oak Ridge 2
Oakland 12
Old Tappan 1
Oradell 3
Palisades Park 5
Paramus 19
Park Ridge 5
Parsippany 5
Paterson 30
Pearl River 3
Pequannock 4
Pomona 4
Pompton Lakes 8
Pompton Plains 9
Prospect Park 11
Ramsey 8
Ridgefield 3
Ridgefield Park 3
Ridgewood 14
Ringwood 5
River Edge 2
Riverdale 3
Rivervale 1
Saddle Brook 2
Saddle River 3
Secaucus 1
Sleepy Hollow 1
South Hackensack 1
South Orange 2
Spring Valley 9
Stockholm 2
Stony Point 2
Suffern 3
Teaneck 3
Totowa 8
Towaco 2
Tuxedo 2
Union City 1
Upper Saddle River 1
Valley Cottage 1
Waldwick 9
Wanaque 9
Washington Township 2
Wayne 37
Weehawken 2
West Caldwell 2
West Milford 9
West New York 1
Westfield 1
Westwood 9
Whippany 1
Wood Ridge 1
Woodland Park 1
Wyckoff 52