Driving/ Carpooling : Drop-Off and Pick-Up Policies


Morning Drop Off

Elementary & Middle Schools

Pull into the left side lane of the back parking lot via Highland Ave., single file. If you need to go into the building in the morning, pull over and park to the far right of the parking lot against the fence.

Kindergarten Center

Park and escort your child to the front door.

Afternoon Pick Up

Elementary & Middle Schools

Pull into the back parking lot via Highland Ave; form four lines. The far left line is for Middle School pick-up. The others are for Elementary School pick-up. The lines fill up before the dismissal bell. If you are waiting in your car please turn off your ignition—let's keep the parking lot air as clean as we can for our children.

If you need to go into the building in the afternoon, you MAY NOT pull over and park to the far right of the parking lot against the fence. Please find street parking.

Kindergarten Center

Kindergarten is dismissed 10 minutes earlier than grades 1-5. Older siblings of kindergarten students will be escorted to the corner of May and Oakland Streets for pick up. You can join the single file carpool line which starts on May Street along the Church and extends around the corner onto Oakland Avenue or you can park and meet your children outside.

Car Line Maps

Please click on the link to learn about our car line policies.

Car Line Maps

No Parking Zones

NO PARKING zones:

  • Highland Avenue in front of the Church and Kindergarten Center
  • The residential side of Oakland Avenue
  • May Street in front of the Middle School
  • Either side of Pickering Street next to the Elementary School
  • In the driveway or parking lot of the Needham School Administration School building next to our Kindergarten Center

Needham Bus Transportation

Needham residents receive information directly from the Needham Public Schools' Transportation Office regarding bus transportation. Depending on where you live your child may qualify for free transportation or you can participate in fee based bus transportation. In either case it is important that you fill out and return the appropriate forms as soon as possible to ensure your child receives his/hers bus pass.

If you have not received information by the end of August, contact the Needham Transportation Office directly at 781-455-0400, ext. 242. The Transportation Office is located next to our Kindergarten Center at 1330 Highland Avenue.

The town's bus routes are published in the Needham Times during the last week of August. You will need to determine the bus stop closest to your home using the information provided.