• Fewer cars make campuses feel welcoming, safe and easy to approach on foot. When choosing how students commute to and from school, families should determine the best options in light of their children's age and experience.  




    Due to COVID-19 MPCSD will not be able to offer fee-based neighborhood transportation as it has been able to do in the past. 

    Should bus transportation capacity free up at some point later in the year, we will work to begin filling that capacity with fee-based neighborhood transportation. Parents should operate on the assumption, though, that it won’t be available for the 2020-21 school year. 


    *Priority Yellow Bus Registration for 2020-21 school year is CLOSED. We will continue to accept applications throughout the year. Waitlists are active for all school sites - students will be added from the waitlist as seats become available*


    Please click the links below and fill out the registration form.

    *Please note: Bus spots are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

    Priority will be given to those who register for BOTH AM & PM bus services.*

    Please contact with any inquiries. 

    Thank you!



    Encinal Bus Registration Form

    Laurel Upper Campus Bus Registration Form

    Laurel Lower Campus Bus Registration Form

    Oak Knoll Bus Registration Form

    Laurel/Encinal Connector Route Registration Form




  • Families can select different options for riding the MPCSD yellow school bus. Fees apply for riding to Encinal and Laurel School (Lower and Upper Campus) and Oak Knoll. Below are the current fees for bus ridership. 


    2019-20 Bus Fees:

    • AM $285
    • PM $285
    • AM & PM $560

    Once your student's seat has been confirmed, we will send you a link for online payment.


  • Click here for the list of MPCSD transportation expectations.


  • Please contact us for questions or concerns regarding transportation:


  • SamTrans provides dedicated public transportation to Encinal, Oak Knoll and Hillview Schools. To learn more about these routes please go to:


  • Riding bikes or walking together is fun for students and the exercise can make concentrating in class easier. Click here for additional Bike and Walk information. Visit your school's transportation page for recommended routes and bike/walk campus rules:  Encinal  Hillview  Laurel  Oak Knoll

    Student safety, traffic flow and parking are critical issues for the District, and MPCSD is committed to Safe Routes projects in partnership with Menlo Park, Atherton, San Mateo County and local police departments

    Funding for Safe Routes to School programs is made possible by the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County. Click here to learn more.