Centrally located, students make their way smoothly to and from Archbishop Carroll’s Radnor location in a variety of ways. Some commute by car, getting dropped off by parents or via carpool with upperclassmen from their neighborhoods. Others take SEPTA buses or regional rail trains, where we have a shuttle waiting to take students to the Archbishop Carroll every morning (and back at the end of the day).
Others take school buses from their hometowns. 21 buses transport students every day to and from Carroll. There are busing options from Philadelphia and its neighboring Pennsylvania counties (Chester, Montgomery and Delaware). Click on busing to find out more information.
The following school districts bus students directly to Archbishop Carroll. Students who reside in these districts are encouraged to contact their districts for more information.
- Great Valley
- Lower Merion
- Rose Tree
- Springfield (D)
- Springfield (M)
- Tredyffrin Easttown
- Upper Darby
- Upper Merion
- Wallingford Swarthmore
- William Penn School District
Busing is available, through a private busing company, for students residing in the Manayunk/Roxborough/Andorra sections of Philadelphia as well as Chester School District.
- Sague Roxborough/Manayunk Area
- Sague Chester District Area
Philadelphia students who use public transportation are eligible to receive a weekday student pass for use in the city for any bus, trolley or subway service. Service does not cover SEPTA Regional Rail; however, you may upgrade your Weekday Student Pass for a Student Regional Rail Pass for approximately $5 per week at any train station.
Students residing outside of Philadelphia are eligible to purchase discounted weekly Student Regional Rail passes directly from the Prep. These passes are valid on all SEPTA transportation including bus, trolly and subway. Transportation is available from Suburban Station.
Click here for more information on Regional Rail.
Click here for the general Septa site.
Many Carroll students drive to school. Archbishop Carroll provides lots and space for all junior and senior cars.