Stella Schola educates students from all around the Lake Washington School District. There are a number of options for getting students to and from school.

Business and Support Services
16250 N.E. 74th Street Redmond, WA 98052

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 97039
Redmond, WA 98073
Office: (425) 936-1331 • Fax: (425) 861-7765

Each year the Lake Washington School District offers bus shuttles for students attending Choice Schools. The annual fee for this service is $375 for all routes and the shuttles are offered based on the number of requests and bus capacity.

Once again, this year, we will use an open enrollment window. All requests received by close of business on June 6, 2022, will be considered. If requests for shuttle service exceed the space available, then we will conduct a lottery for the available spaces and remaining students will be put on a wait list.

In addition, we are asking you to designate your preferred pick-up stop. This will help transportation in balancing loads and determining what stops are most efficient. You may be asked to use an alternate stop if necessary.

At the bottom of this message you will see links for the 2022-23 Tentative Choice School Shuttle schedule, the Transportation Selection form and the ACH Withdrawal form. If you want your child to take the shuttle for the 2022-23 school year, please complete both the forms:

  1. the Selection Form with your child's name, school attending, your preferred shuttle stop and payment information, and
  2. the Authorization Agreement for Direct Payments form for Automated Clearing House (ACH) withdrawal.


  • Monday June 6 - Forms and payment information due to Business Services Wednesday June 8 - Lottery conducted if necessary
  • Wednesday June 15 - Parents notified regarding shuttle bus confirmation (or denial if a lottery is needed)
  • Mid-August - Parents notified of final bus routes and schedule

Please direct all questions to your school. Updates or changes will be posted on your school's website. Please do not reply to this email as it is an automated, non-monitored email address.

Choice Selection & Authorization Form 2022-23.pdf 

Choice School Shuttle schedule 22-23.pdf 

Transportation Options

Parents of students who attend choice schools are responsible for transporting their child to the school if it is not in their neighborhood. The Lake Washington School District offers some shuttle-bus service for students attending a choice school which is outside of their neighborhood. Parents can apply for the Stella Shuttle in June for a fee (around $375/Yr) to the district Transportation office.


Choice schools release students early on Wednesdays to make time for teacher planning, conferencing, and district meetings. Stella students are released at 1 pm and are expected to be off campus by 1:10pm (unless they are working with the Honor Society adviser). All Stella Schola parents are responsible for their child’s transportation on Wednesdays (unless they have signed up for the shuttle) since the neighborhood bus does not run on the same schedule as Stella Schola on Wednesday afternoons.

Many families choose to carpool with other Stella Schola students and some students take advantage of the Metro bus system for transportation. Please look at the map in the Stella office to see what other families may live near you for carpooling options.