We are committed to meeting the needs of families through doorstep or neighborhood pick up, one-way or round-trip service, shuttle trips between campuses and specialized drop-offs at after-school locations. We accommodate riders who live in dual households, attend religious classes after school and need to be dropped off at parent’s workplace.
Our Blake drivers are employed by the school and average 10 years of experience. Drivers enjoy getting to know each student and creating a positive experience for all riders. The entire transportation regularly trains on the latest best practices for health and safety.
Our fleet travels throughout 30 metro neighborhoods, with an average student ride time of 35 minutes.
Door-to-door is a premium service where buses navigate as close to your doorstep as possible to pick up students. This service is available round trip or on a one way-basis. Students who use door-to-door service may be picked up or dropped off at other locations at no additional charge. Door-to-door service is not available to or from the Northrop campus in Minneapolis.
Morning door-to-door service is NOT available for Upper School students; they are picked up at centralized stops. Door-to-door service is available for Upper School students in the afternoon. Those who register for this option will board a free shuttle bus to take them from the Northrop campus to the Blake campus where they will board a route bus that will take them home.
Centralized service involves picking up students at centralized locations. It is designed to be a less expensive, more efficient (shorter bus ride) alternative to door-to-door service. Students may ride round trip or only purchase one-way service. Parents are responsible for transporting students to and from the pickup point. While we do not publicly publish centralized stops for security, stops are available throughout Minneapolis, Edina, Minnetonka, Hopkins, Wayzata, Eden Prairie and more.
Combination service is a mix of door-to-door and centralized service.
Blake single ride (purchased in advance) is available to all Blake students. Up to 50 single rides per student may be purchased at any time and can be used for pick up or drop off at any of Blake's existing centralized or residential bus stops.
After-school Activities Shuttle transports students among campuses free of charge.
Early bird discount rates apply when service is purchased before June 1.
Sibling discounts are offered to siblings who use the same morning, afternoon, or round-trip full year bus service and who utilize the same primary bus stop.
1st rider – full fare
2nd rider – 30% discount off of 1st rider's fare
3rd rider – No charge for 3rd or subsequent riders
Early bird discount
Round trip door to door – full year
|One way door to door (AM or PM) - full year||$3,695.00||$3,145.00||$2,585.00|
|Combination service - full year||$4,180.00||$3,550.00||$2,930.00|
|Round trip centralized shuttle - full year||$1,965.00||$1,330.00|
|One way centralized shuttle (AM or PM) - full year||$1,375.00||$960.00|
|Blake (Single) ride||$25.00|
|Monthly Roundtrip Centralized Stop||$225.00|
|Monthly Centralized Stop (AM or PM)||$165.00|
|2 days a week - full year||$670.00||Afternoon drop-off to off-site classes|
|1 day a week - full year||$540.00||Afternoon drop-off to off-site classes|
Pre-K Noon Friday bus $0 Free service to all Pre-K students on Fridays
Transportation Registration & Questions
Blake families can sign up for transportation services here: Transportation Registration
If you have questions, please contact us at 952-988-3871 or transportation@