Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway to Route 450 and exit toward Bladensburg (West). At the first intersection, turn right onto 57th Avenue (at the light beside the EXXON Station). Follow 57th Avenue .6 miles to the third stop sign at Emerson Street and turn right. 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.
DeMatha Catholic High School offers School Bus Transportation from various areas and also provides transportation to Elizabeth Seton Catholic High School. DeMatha and Seton students who sign up for two-way transportation are given first priority, over those who use the services one-way.
Bus service includes a morning trip, return trip, and services on mid-term and final exam dates. The DeMatha and Seton School Calendars are used with considerations for specific events and situations. As changes occur during the School Year they will be posted on DeMatha's Transporation webpage.
In general, pickup locations are typically at centralized points to facilitate a quick and safe collection of students without delaying traffic. Afternoon drop offs consider quick and safe locations, generally in the same vicinity as the morning pickups.
Registration Procedure for 2016-2017
The registration procedure is now online. Paper registrations will not be accepted.
Please click here to access DeMatha's Transportation webpage and register to ride a bus.
Seton parents should use the Seton form which is found by clicking the Seton Sign-Up link in the right-side column of the webpage. After entering demographic information, parents will be emailed a link to setup an account and make bus route selections. In order for Seton students be register for bus transportation, both the DeMatha registration and the Seton payment registration (link found on the DeMatha registration for Seton students) must be completed. Registration will not be confirmed until payment of the $100 registration fee is received by the DeMatha Business Office. Online payment of this fee is available at the end of the registration process.
Student Bus Rider ID Card "Swipe Card"
Students at DeMatha and Seton will be issued Bus Rider ID cards within the first few weeks of classes. The cards will be swiped by the student upon Entry and Exit of the Bus. Students without a valid card will be charged $15 for a replacement card ($25 for subsequent requests). ID cards will be used to record bus locations as well as student times and location of pick-up and drop-off.
Audio/Video Recording & GPS
Each Bus is equipped with audio and video recorders. Students should be aware the equipment is always active and checked regularly. Each bus is also equipped with GPS tracking software for safety. Thank you for your cooperation.
General Notes and Payment
- Riders should arrive at their stop 10 minutes before the posted time.
- The school cannot and will not prorate the costs for missed rides.
- All bus registrations (DeMatha and Seton) MUST be paid to DeMatha. The registration fee for 2016-2017 is $100.
- The two-way (roundtrip) cost for 2016-2017 is $2,100.
- One-way riders are charged 60% of the two-way rate
- Seton students MUST use the link provided on the DeMatha Transportation webpage to set-up payment for the bus routes they are riding.
- Bus transportation is NOT billed with the FACTS payment plan.
Each of the established routes operates with predetermined pick-up and drop-off locations with adjustments made for the safety of the students.
Routes for 2016-2017 are as follows: (they are the same as 2015-2016)
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.
The T-18 Metro Bus that drops off in front of Elizabeth Seton at the corner of Emerson Street and 58th Avenue. The T-18 travels to/from either the Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station (red line) or the New Carrollton Metro Station (orange line).