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The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur is easily accessible from many major highways and SEPTA’s Paoli/Thorndale regional rail line. We also provide a school van service to and from the Bryn Mawr Station and the Collegeville area, in coordination with Malvern Preparatory School. In addition, public school districts bus to Notre Dame. 

Notre Dame offers three private busing options for families residing outside of the 10 mile radius.

Public School Busing

Public school districts within a ten-mile radius will transport Notre Dame students to the school free of charge. 

Chester County School Districts

  • Great Valley
  • Phoenixville Area
  • Tredyffrin-Easttown
  • West Chester Area

Delaware County

  • Haverford Township
  • Interboro
  • Marple Newtown 
  • Radnor Township
  • Ridley
  • Rose Tree Media
  • Southeast Delco
  • Springfield
  • Upper Darby
  • Wallingford-Swarthmore
  • William Penn

Montgomery County

  • Colonial
  • Lower Merion
  • Lower Moreland Township
  • Methacton
  • Norristown Area
  • Springfield Township
  • Upper Merion

Notre Dame Van Service

We are excited to announce that Notre Dame has purchased a nine-passenger van to transport students from and to the Bryn Mawr train station. 
The van will make two pick-ups from the Lancaster Avenue side of Bryn Mawr station each morning and transport students back to the Lancaster Avenue side of Bryn Mawr station in the afternoon. 
There is no cost to ride the shuttle. Your daughter may take the shuttle occasionally or daily, however we ask that you let us know if your daughter plans to use this service. 
The van will be at Bryn Mawr station for pick up (Lancaster Avenue):
7:10 am and 7:35 am
The van will depart Notre Dame for Bryn Mawr station (Lancaster Avenue):
3:10 pm3:35 pm, and 5:30 pm
Please email Amy Dougherty at to let Notre Dame know if you intend to use this service for your daughter.
Click the following link for the weekday train schedule: Paoli/Thorndale Line

Starting in the fall of the 2017-2018 school year Notre Dame will be adding additional van services with transportation from the Plymouth Meeting area. 

Private Busing

Notre Dame offers private bus service for an additional fee. Each year, Notre Dame adjusts the private bus routes (listed below) according to ridership needs.

Chester County Bus Stops

  • Henrietta Hankin Library (Rtes. 401 & 100)
  • Target Store (Rte. 100 & Sunrise Blvd.)
  • Malvern Prep

Philadelphia Bus Stops

  • 61st & Chestnut St.
  • 60th & Market St.
  • 60th & Thompson St.
  • 64th & Jefferson St.
  • 57th & Drexel Rd.
  • 74th & Haverford/Rhodes St.

Montgomery County  (Collegeville)
Wegman's Cafe in the Providence Town Center
(in partnership with Malvern Prep)

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