Bus Service, 2016-2017
The Mediated Learning Academy has contracted with ThirdWave Bus Services to run buses from the North Shore and from Richmond to bring students to MLA. The bus drivers have experience with children with differing abilities and all ages.
The bus service will start again on the first day of school (please remember that the first day’s hours are 8:45 – 11:-00 am, the bus will leave by 11:15). The cost of the service has increased slightly due to rising gas costs. Bus costs for the school year will be a fixed rate of $250.00 per month for 10 months. The service at this rate is heavily subsidized by the school.
The cost to parents per YEAR is $2,500.00. This can be divided into 10 monthly payments of $250.00 each, dated 1st of each month from September to July.
Please note – it does not matter how many school days there are in any month or how many times you use the bus. This is an ANNUAL commitment. Please know that the costs charged to parents do not cover the entire cost of the bus service.
BUS Contract 2016-2017
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Please call Thirdwave Bus Service (604) 247-1221. Slowly and clearly leave your child’s name, their school’s name, and bus stop name, the night before, or that morning if you know your child will be absent. Their machine will pick up the message.
Due to time constraints the bus can only wait up to 2 minutes at each stop before leaving for the next stop on the route. Please arrive 5 minutes before pick up time. Look for Yellow and Black school bus.
Note: Recent timing changes on the North Shore route are shown in red.
North Shore route:
|Mathias Rd. under the totem poles||7:25||4:30||1:10|
|Eslah7an Learning Center 345 5th St. W||7:40||4:15||1:00|
|Park and Tilford (Behind Starbuck’s)||7:50||4:00||12:50|
|PNE Gate 6 (Renfrew/McGill)||8:00||3:55||12:45|
|Admiral parking lot (Albert and Gilmore)||8:10||3:50||12:40|
|Goldhurst Terrace and Forest Grove||8:20||3:35||12:20|
|Landsdowne Mall next to Best Buy Doorway 3||7:20||4:55||1:20|
|Cambie and King Edward||7:45||4:00||12:56|
|Oakridge Mall/45th and Cambie
morning: Oakridge Mall, Safeway door
afternoon: Transit shelter North corner of Gordon Park
|Fraser and 25th
morning: 41st and Fraser south
afternoon: S/E Fraser and King Edward
54th and Butler pickup / Fraser and 25th drop off
|49th and Argyle
morning: Gordon Park
afternoon: 49th and Commercial
|Captain Cook Park 54th and Butler||8:10||3:40||12:30|