East Campus Transportation
We offer our families transportation options to fit a variety of situations and needs.
East Campus Transportation Program Updates for the 2022-2023 School Year:
A NEW Bus Program Map helps families find the route that will work best for their situation.
Afternoon bus departure times of 3:35 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday make it easier for students to participate in after school activities and still have a ride home. Friday there will still be two departures at 2:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
- Bus Program
- East Campus Direct Shuttle Program
- Parent/Guardian-Driven Carpool
- Public Transportation
- Student-Driven Carpool
- Walking and Biking
- Consequences for Non-Compliance
Flexible bus scheduling by day, trip, and time! As part of each student's transportation plan, there is the option to sign up for the bus if they expect to use it on a regular basis, and no fee for either daily or occasional use
- 710 - Playa Vista/Mar Vista
- 711 - Manhattan Beach/LAX
- 712 - Pacific Palisades
- 713 - Riviera/Brentwood
- 714 - LA/Rancho Park
- 715 - Westwood/Holmby Hills
- 716 - Hancock Park/Beverly Hills
- 717 - Beverly Hills
- 718 - Valley
- 719 - West Valley
- 720 - Santa Monica
Routes are subject to change based on subscription.
Bus Departure Times
All bus routes leave at the end of the school day at times that adjust based on any special schedules. We offer two school bus options in the afternoon on the East Campus, Monday through Thursday, 3:35 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., for students who need to stay late for sports, after-school activities, or to take advantage of our libraries and tutorial resources. Friday there will be two departures at 2:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
There is no additional cost for school bus service.
Our Route 713 school bus transports students from the West Campus to the East Campus in the morning and again from the East Campus to the West Campus in the afternoons. The 713 bus stop is at Sunset Boulevard and Saltair Ave., utilizing the MTA Stop.
AM: Southwest corner (MTA Stop)
PM: Northeast corner (MTA Stop)
Spend Less Time in Traffic
Families can subscribe to one-way school bus service in the afternoon and pick up students one stop away from Brentwood School at the following locations: Brentwood Country Mart (Santa Monica route), Holmby Hills Park (Westwood/Holmby Hills route), Sepulveda and Palms (Playa Vista/Mar Vista route), Palisades Library, (Pacific Palisades), Will Rogers Park (Beverly Hills route)
Need more options? Please take a look at our East Campus Direct Shuttle program.
Brentwood School now offers a shuttle program to and from school. This is a great option if families do not have a full carpool and need to arrive after 7:25 a.m. Signing up for the shuttle is not required. While there is no fee for either daily or occasional use, we ask families to indicate shuttle use in their transportation plan.
- Brentwood Shuttle - San Vicente and 21st Place
Westwood Shuttle - stop is on Woodruff and Holmby Ave.
In keeping with our Conditional Use Permit and agreements with our neighbors, we must carefully monitor the number of cars entering the campus between 7:30 and 9:00 a.m. and between 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. To ensure that we are within our limit, an automated traffic monitoring unit counts cars continuously throughout the day. With this in mind, we rely on every member of our school community to support the transportation rules we have in place.
Students entering campus via car between the hours of 7:30 and 9:00 a.m., as well as between 3:00 and 7:00 p.m., must be part of a complete carpool. A complete parent-driven carpool consists of a minimum of three (3) East Campus students in the morning and three (3) in the afternoon.
Parent/guardian drivers will have four options for drop-off in the morning:
- Drive to school with at least three (3) Brentwood School East Campus students in the car
- Drop off incomplete carpools on campus before 7:25 a.m. or after 9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays
- Drop off incomplete carpools at one of the East Campus Direct Shuttle stops located close to campus
- Drop off incomplete carpools at one of the express bus stops
Parent/guardian drivers will have three options for pick-up in the afternoon:
- Pick up at least three (3) Brentwood students
- Pick up at one of the East Campus Direct Shuttle stops
- Pick up at one of the express bus stops
Carpool Finder is now a part of the search function in our new Parent/Guardian Directory in Eagle Eye. Families can simply search zip codes to find families in their neighborhood to form carpools and walking groups.
Important Information for Parent/Guardian Drivers
The Brentwood School Public Safety Department will verify carpools during morning drop-off. Incomplete parent/guardian-driven carpools arriving after 7:25 a.m. will be redirected to the nearest East Campus Direct Shuttle location.
Students may not be dropped off or picked up curbside on Barrington Place or along any of the nearby streets between San Vicente Blvd. and Sunset Blvd., including Brentwood Village, Dog Park, Post Office, the Brentwood Village (VA) parking lot, or Barrington Rec Center. Additionally, rideshare services (Uber, Lyft, etc.) are not allowed to enter the Brentwood School campus. Students using a rideshare service must be 18 years of age (Uber) or 17 years of age (Lyft) unless accompanied by a parent/guardian. Also, if a student wants to purchase something from a local shop, they must be dropped off at school first and then walk to the Village. Finally, parents/guardians who park in the emergency/traffic lane, cut through the Brentwood Village (VA) parking lot, drive recklessly, fail to follow the directions of the parking monitors, or are disrespectful, are subject to consequences ranging from verbal or written warnings to, in the most extreme cases, removal from the community. These rules will be strictly monitored and enforced. Nothing hurts our relationship with the neighbors and the City of Los Angeles more than violating this rule.
Riding Big Blue Bus and LA Metro Rail or Bus
Brentwood School can be reached via Big Blue Bus Route 15, which connects to LA Metro’s Expo Line at the Expo/Bundy Station (located on Exposition Blvd. and Bundy Dr.). The closest stop to Brentwood School is at the end of the line, on Barrington Place and Chayote Street. Brentwood School can also be reached by taking LA Metro Bus Route 602 on Sunset Blvd. from PCH to Westwood. The closest Line 602 stop to campus is at the corner of Sunset Blvd. and Barrington Ave.
How to Ride Big Blue Bus
If you're new to riding the bus, watch this 2-minute video!
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Paying Your Fare
Big Blue Bus offers a $19 30-Day Youth Pass (ages 5-18) providing unlimited rides (any line, any time) during a consecutive 30-day period. LA Metro offers a reduced-fare Student TAP Card that lets you enjoy limitless rides on all LA Metro trains and buses for $24 a month.
How to Get a Student TAP Card
To apply for the Student TAP card you'll need to fill out and submit a Student TAP Card Application and provide proof of enrollment with one of the following documents:
- Current report card; OR
- Current valid school ID; OR
- Class schedule with the total number of units and/or in-classroom hours; OR
- Official letter from school verifying enrollment
Interagency Transfers on TAP
Save money with a TAP card! Students can transfer from Big Blue Bus to LA Metro (or vice versa) for just $0.50! First, make sure you have a TAP Card loaded with Stored Value in order to transfer. Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Get a Reduced Fare Student TAP card (details above) or a regular TAP card.
Step 2: Load Stored Value (works like cash) on your Student TAP card from anywhere TAP cards are sold, Metro Rail Stations, online at www.taptogo.net, or by calling TAP at 866-827-8646.
Step 3: Tap your card on your first trip.
Step 4: When transferring to another agency like LA Metro, tap again and the transfer fare of $0.50 will be automatically deducted from your TAP card.
Student drivers, regardless of grade, who are legally able to drive a carpool, and are able to secure three (3) additional East Campus student riders in the morning and a minimum of three (3) additional student rider in the afternoon, may drive to and from school during peak hours (7:30 and 9:00 a.m. and between 3:00 and 7:00 p.m.) If a carpool arrives on campus before 7:25 a.m., it qualifies for the Breakfast Club (see below).
NOTE: Students may NEVER park on neighborhood streets, Brentwood Village, Dog Park, Post Office, Brentwood Village (VA) parking lot, or Barrington Rec Center.
Drivers Who Qualify Mid-Year
Students who are not eligible for a parking permit before the start of the school year, but who become eligible during the school year, may apply for a parking permit two weeks prior to becoming eligible (generally, just before the one-year anniversary of the issuance of their first driver’s license) assuming they have a complete carpool. Permits will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. A parking permit will be issued on or after this one-year mark if space allows and if the student driver will be carrying at least three (3) other Brentwood School East Campus students to school for the remainder of the school year.
We strongly encourage students who live a short distance from the East Campus to walk or bike to school. Besides the many physical, emotional, and environmental benefits gained from walking and biking, our families' contribution to lower the traffic around the East Campus directly benefits our community.
Walking Safety Tips
- Walk on sidewalks and in crosswalks whenever possible.
- Look left, then right, then left again, before you step into the street.
- Be careful of blind spots around cars, trucks, and buses when walking near or around them. Always assume the driver does not know you are there.
- Use caution when crossing intersections and streets. You may think vehicles will stop for you, but they may not see you and may not be able to stop in time.
- Before entering the street, make eye contact with any drivers stopped at the corner.
- Make yourself visible.
Biking Safety Tips
- Helmets are required by law for any bicyclists under the age of 18.
- Bicycle riders must obey all stop signs, traffic signals, and other traffic signs.
- Always ride with traffic.
- Always remember to give pedestrians the right of way.
- Be visible, alert and communicate your intentions.
- Review the CA Vehicle Code regarding the operation of bicycles.
For more safety tips, please visit LADOT Bike Program.
Brentwood School recognizes that compliance with our transportation requirements takes thoughtful planning on the part of all members of our community. It is only with the full cooperation of all school community members that we are able to achieve our goals. Please note that repeated violations by either parent/guardian or students will lead to consequences that range from verbal and written warnings, detentions, and meetings with the Honor Board and/or members of the school’s administration. In the most egregious cases, future enrollment in the school may be in jeopardy.