Complimentary Bus Service

Summer Lab's complimentary bus service provides a safe, convenient, and green transportation option for families. It helps reduce traffic at arrival and dismissal, and plays an important role in the Laboratory Schools’ commitment to the environment.

For the safety and comfort of our youngest riders, students in Nursery 3–Kindergarten must register and ride with an older sibling (i.e., in 1st–12th grade). This ensures that the bus ride isn’t overwhelming for these younger passengers, provides a developmentally appropriate experience, and helps guarantee safe transitions at the appropriate bus stop each day. Summer Lab staff at each campus will be present to usher students to and from the bus to the appropriate destination. Both riders must be registered in Summer Lab programs in order to use the bus service. Rising Kindergarteners must be 5 years of age by June 22, 2020, in order to ride without a sibling.

Our bus routes have been designed to work as a system serving a broad range of Chicago neighborhoods. These routes operate daily. To register click the link here. Families must schedule their students in advance so we know exactly where each child will be going on which day of the week. Below are the proposed routes for this summer, which are subject to change. 

More detailed information regarding the finalized routes, schedules, and bus registration process will be provided in the weeks leading up to Summer Lab. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Routes and Schedules

Please note that these routes are contingent on enrollment as well as adjustment for traffic and or loading conditions.  Times are best estimates based on prior year’s experience.

Drop-off, Pick-up

At Early Childhood Campus, Earl Shapiro Hall, grades N–2

  • Students should arrive no earlier than 8 a.m.
  • Classroom doors will open at 8:10 a.m.
  • The school day starts at 8:15 a.m.

At the Historic Campus, grades 3–12 and Adventure Kids

  • Students should arrive no earlier than 8:15 a.m.
  • Classroom doors will open at 8:25 a.m.
  • The school day starts at 8:30 a.m.


Read the Summer Lab Bus Policies and Procedures. 

Bus Policies 

Register now for Summer Lab's complimentary bus service. 

Register here

Transportation Help

Laboratory Schools Contact:
Candice Gage
Student Transportation Coordinator

Jayne VanderVelde
Executive Assistant,
Finance & Operations

Madeline Thompson
Secretary for Family Life Programs

A.M. Bus Company Dispatch:
Via email or phone: 773-396-5556


GPS Tracking App:

Registration information on SafeStop COMING SOON

Access Code: COMING SOON

Bus Scheduling App:

School Code: COMING SOON

Bus Team Information

Route A - North Center & Wicker Park
Mr. Travis & Ms. D
Bus #1010

Route B - South & West Loop
Mr. Leroy & Ms. Sheree
Bus #1000

Route C - Gold Coast
Mr. Leo & Ms. Angela
Bus #1005

Route D - Lincoln Park & Lakeview
Mr. Bill & Ms. Brenda
Bus #1009