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Directions & Transportation

Driving Directions

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There are two entrances into Seton:

The Main Entrance is on Emerson Street. Once on Emerson, make your first right into Seton's front driveway entrance. Visitors to the school should park in the front near the statue of Mother Seton or around the circle. All visitors are required to check in with the main office.

The Student Entrance is on 57th street, on the right hand side, just past the apartments. This entrance is only open during student drop-off and pick-up. For security reasons, this gate is closed during the school day.

Sisters' House - some navigation systems will take you to the back gate across from the elementary schools. This is the entrance to the Sisters' House and the faculty parking lot. The gate is only open before and after school. It should not be used as a visitor or student entrance.

Bus Route Information

2017-2018 Routes as of 5/31/17

These routes are based on 2016-2017 data. Actual stops/times may change based upon enrollment. Each of the established routes operates with predetermined stops with adjustments made for the safety of the students.

Visit the DeMatha website here and click on “Seton Sign Up” in the top middle of the page and create an account. Seton families will be billed quarterly directly by Seton for their daughter's bus transportation. Billing questions can be directed to Mary Lucian at mlucian@setonhs.org or 301-864-4532 x. 7019

Please click on the name of each route, then the red button for times/stops along the route.

NEW FOR 2017-2018 - Howard County /Laurel Route

AM Schedule
6:30 am Starts at the Scaggsville Park and Ride (US-29 & MD-216, Fulton, MD 20759)
6:50 am Stops at St. Mary of the Mills (114 St Marys Place, Laurel, MD 20707)
7:40 am Stops at Elizabeth Seton HS
7:55 am Arrives at DeMatha Catholic HS

PM Schedule
3:15 pm Departs DeMatha Catholic HS
3:25 pm Stops at Elizabeth Seton HS
4:05 pm Stops at St. Mary of the Mills
4:20 pm Stops at Scaggsville Park and Ride

Annapolis / Bowie Route

Annapolis Service is provided by VVS Charter. The bus is marked DeMatha Catholic High School. They use a full-size yellow school bus and it will have VVS Charter on both sides of the bus at the front of the bus. Annapolis #225.

ANNAPOLIS / BOWIE

Dunkirk / Upper Marlboro Route

Dunkirk Service is provided by VVS Charter. The bus is marked DeMatha Catholic High School. They use a full-size yellow school bus and it will have VVS Charter on both sides of the bus at the front of the bus. Dunkirk #752.

DUNKIRK / UPPER MARLBORO

Charles County / Ft. Washington Route

Ft. Washington Service is provided by G&M Transportation. They use full-size yellow school buses and it will be marked DeMatha Catholic High School. Bus #554.

CHARLES COUNTY / FT. WASHINGTON

Montgomery County Route

Montgomery County Service is provided by Smart-Ride, Inc.. The bus is a 25 Passenger Commuter Bus (all white) with a sign for DeMatha Catholic HS in the front window.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

St. John's / Marlo / Eastern Market Route - AM ONLY

St. John's, Clinton to Dunkin Donuts, Allentown Road to Marlo Furniture, Forestville to Eastern Market Service is managed by DeMatha, operated by Elizabeth Seton. The AM Route uses a Full Size School Bus Marked Seton Catholic High School.
***NOTE: PM Riders returning to Clinton will use the Ft. Washington Bus***

ST. JOHN'S /MARLO / EASTERN MARKET - AM ONLY

Eastern Market / Spaulding Library - PM ONLY

St. John's, Clinton to Dunkin Donuts, Allentown Road to Marlo Furniture, Forestville to Eastern Market Service is managed by DeMatha, operated by Elizabeth Seton. The PM Route to Eastern Market and Spaulding Library is a white 15-passenger van and it will be marked Elizabeth Seton Catholic High School.

ST. JOHN'S / MARLO / EASTERN MARKET - PM ONLY

Transportation Considerations


As you consider your transportation plans for the upcoming school year, please consider the following facts:

  • Most students travel an average of 25 to 35 miles to Seton/DeMatha one-way.
  • At the current cost of gasoline ($3.65 per gallon) based on the number of school days (160), with most vehicles averaging 17-18 miles per gallon, you can expect to spend approximately $1,946 for gasoline, not including insurance and other operating costs.
  • Also, consider the following, if you drive to the school and drop-off your daughter or son, and then return home or continue to other locations, your costs will double.
  • Your time driving time is worth something. Most parents will spend about 600 hours in their vehicle(s) as drivers.
  • The school bus cost is $2,100 per year. This is equal to $13.12 per school day.
  • When you register for a DeMatha bus route, send the deposit of $100 and then the balance will be billed separately for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarters.

The Elizabeth Seton bus route does not require an initial deposit, but payment is due monthly. Bus transportation costs may NOT be billed with the FACTS payment plan. Payments for the bus must be made prior to the beginning of each quarter. The school does not prorate the costs for missed rides. One-way riders will be billed at 60% of full fare and will be considered after consideration is given to all two-way riders.

Carpool


Seton organizes a carpool list each summer for those families who wish to arrange a carpool in their neighborhood. Please understand that by providing this information, it will be shared with other carpool candidates.

Please complete this form and submit by July 21, 2017 in order to be included in the Carpool Directory. Please understand that by providing this information, it will be shared with other carpool candidates.

Note: Elizabeth Seton High School does not arrange carpools. This form is only to assist you in arranging a carpool.

Public Transportation


Elizabeth Seton is accessible via the Metro orange line to New Carrollton Station or the red line to the Rhode Island Avenue Station. The T-18 Metro Bus from either station drops off in front of Elizabeth Seton at the corner of Emerson Street and 58th Avenue.

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