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Directions and Transportation

Directions to SR

Directions

The beautiful Stone Ridge campus is located at 9101 Rockville Pike in Bethesda, MD at the corner of Cedar Lane and Route 355/Wisconsin Ave. The School is 1/4 mile north of the Medical Center Metro Station, and 1/4 mile south of I-270 and 495. Stone Ridge is adjacent to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and across the street from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).



From Northern Virginia and points west via the Capital Beltway Inner Loop (I-495):
Take Exit 34 (Rt. 355/Wisconsin Ave.), Bethesda South. Turn left at the third light onto Cedar Lane. Take first or second right into the School.

From Baltimore and points east via the Capital Beltway Outer Loop (I-495):
Take Exit 33 (Rt. 185), Connecticut Avenue-Kensington North. Turn left at the first light onto Beach Drive. Turn left at the next light onto Cedar Lane, and left again into the School.

From Downtown Washington, DC, Bethesda and points south:
Take Wisconsin Avenue (Rt. 355) North, through Bethesda. Turn right into Stone Ridge immediately after the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

From Rockville and points north:
Take Wisconsin Avenue (Rt. 355) South. About 1.5 miles after passing the Capital Beltway (I-495), turn left onto Cedar Lane. Take first or second right into the School.

Bus Service

2017-2018 Transportation Routes

Stone Ridge offers bus transportation to our students from K-Grade 12. We also invite Georgetown Prep students to use our Virginia bus routes.

MORNING ROUTE 1 - Alexandria/Arlington
6:45 AM Depart Shopping Center, 827 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA 22314
7:00 AM Depart Giant, 3115 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22201 (currently no students at this pick up, but available, contact us)
7:10 AM Depart Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St, Arlington, VA 22207
7:40 AM Arrive Stone Ridge, 9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814
7:45 AM Depart Stone Ridge, 9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814
7:55 AM Arrive at Georgetown Prep, 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852

MORNING ROUTE 2 - Great Falls/McLean
6:55 AM Depart Great Falls Shopping Center, 9891 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA 22066
7:20 AM Depart Saint Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101
7:40 AM Arrive at Stone Ridge, 9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814
7:45 AM Depart Stone Ridge, 9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814
7:55 AM Arrive Georgetown Prep, 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852

MORNING ROUTE 3 - Palisades / Spring Valley / Friendship Heights / Chevy Chase
6:30 AM Depart Wells Fargo Parking Lot* (Arizona Ave & MacArthur Blvd, NW)
6:45 AM Depart Spring Valley Shopping Center (48th & Massachusetts Ave., NW)
7:08 AM Depart Friendship Heights (AMC parking lot / 44th between Nevada & Jenifer St, NW)
7:20 AM Depart Safeway Parking Lot (5545 Connecticut Ave, NW)
7:40 AM Arrive Stone Ridge

MORNING ROUTE 4 - Potomac Library / St. Bart's Church
7:10 AM Depart Potomac Library Parking Lot (10101 Glenolden Dr. Potomac, MD)
7:20 AM Depart St. Bartholomew's Church (6900 River Rd. Bethesda, MD)
7:40 AM Arrive Stone Ridge

AFTERNOON ROUTE 1 ‐ Arlington / Alexandria
3:10 PM Depart Georgetown Prep, 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852

3:20 PM Arrive Stone Ridge, 9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814

3:30 PM Depart Stone Ridge, 9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814

4:00 PM Arrive Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22207

4:10 PM Arrive Holiday Inn Rosslyn @ Key Bridge, 1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209

AFTERNOON ROUTE 2 ‐ McLean / Great Falls
3:10 PM Depart Georgetown Prep, 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852
3:20 PM Arrive at Stone Ridge, 9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814

3:30 pm Depart from Stone Ridge, 9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814

3:50 pm Arrive Saint Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101
4:10 pm Arrive Great Falls Shopping Center, 9891 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA 22066

EVENING ROUTE 1 ‐ Arlington / Alexandria
6:00 PM Depart Georgetown Prep, 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852
6:10 PM ArriveStone Ridge, 9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814

6:15 PM Depart Stone Ridge, 9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814

6:45 PM Arrive Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22207
7:05 PM Arrive Shopping Center, 827 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA 22314

EVENING ROUTE 2 ‐ McLean / Great Falls
6:00 PM Depart Georgetown Prep, 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852
6:10 PM Arrive Stone Ridge, 9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814

6:15 PM Depart Stone Ridge, 9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814

6:35 PM Arrive Saint Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101
7:05 PM Arrive Great Falls Shopping Center, 9891 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA 22066

NOTE: Pick-up and drop-off locations have a minimum ridership level. If minimum ridership levels are not reached, a particular pick-up and/or drop-off location may be eliminated.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Boarding of School Bus
Parents are restricted from boarding any Stone Ridge bus; this includes any bus contracted to provide services to Stone Ridge. Only students enrolled in the Stone Ridge Student Transportation Program are allowed on the bus. Bus drivers have been instructed to enforce this regulation.

Daily Bus Manifest
Daily, a manifest will be created for each bus run to account for the students who board and ride the bus to and from Stone Ridge. It will be the responsibility of each student to clearly state her/his name to the bus driver upon boarding.

Prompt Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Parents are expected to promptly pick-up and drop-off their child(ren) at each bus stop. As our bus runs have multiple stops, it is imperative that the bus remains on schedule. The bus will not remain at any stop longer than 5 minutes passed to scheduled pick-up time subject to traffic conditions at the time. Due to the unpredictable nature of traffic in our area, the bus may arrive early or be a few minutes late.

Emergency Closure of School
Unless otherwise informed, Stone Ridge will follow Montgomery County Public Schools for all emergency closures of Stone Ridge. Parents shall be responsible for monitoring Montgomery County Emergency Information sources and buses shall operate during inclement weather conditions unless school is canceled.

  • If school is delayed, Stone Ridge may open two hours late and bus transportation shall be delayed by two hours from the regularly scheduled pick-up time(s).
  • If school closes early, Stone Ridge may close 2.5 hours early and bus transportation shall be moved up by 2.5 hours from the regularly scheduled drop-off time(s).

Extended Day and Supervised Study
Students in Grades K-8 remaining on campus after the 3:30 pm departure must attend Extended Day or Supervised Study (if they are not participating in another after school activity). Normal Extended Day or Supervised Study charges will apply. Learn more about our After School Programs.

ENROLLMENT in STUDENT TRANSPORTATION SERVICES:

Families may enroll online for Student Transportation services. Contracts are due for Stone Ridge families by Friday, June 9, 2017. Contracts received after this date may not be accepted due to limited seating. Early registration is strongly encouraged.

The Virginia Student Transportation Fees for 2017-2018

  • One-Way (Morning only) $1,550 per student
  • One-Way (Afternoon AND Evening Routes) $2,125 per student
  • One-Way (Afternoon OR Evening Route only) $1,350 per student
  • Two-Way (Morning; Afternoon AND Evening Routes) $2,950 per student
  • Two-Way (Morning; Afternoon OR Evening Routes) $2,200 per student

NW, DC Student Transportation Options & Fees

  • One-Way (Morning only) $1400 per student

Potomac, MD Student Transportation Options & Fees

  • One-Way (Morning only) $1400 per student

Those electing the Afternoon or the Evening routes and wishing to change their return route election during the 2017-18 school year may be permitted to do so only if space is available.

Both round-trip and one-way ridership is offered only on an annual basis. Stone Ridge will not prorate fees for families who may choose to enroll later in the school year (provided there is a seat available).

We anticipate a successful school year and appreciate your support. Register here!

Andrew Harrington
Director of Facilities
301.657.4322 ext. 378
aharrington@stoneridgeschool.org

Eric Osberg
Director of Finance & Operations
301.657.4322 ext. 308
eosberg@stoneridgeschool.org

Mary Burke Tobias
Director of Admissions
301.657.4322 ext. 307
mtobias@stoneridgeschool.org

Carpool

Carpool

The School strongly encourages families to participate in a carpool. Please use the Parent Directory located on Inside SR to search for Stone Ridge families by zip code. Feel free to reach out to families in the School to organize a carpool.

Metro/Public Transit

Metro

  • The campus is a 10-minute walk from the NIH Medical Center Metro station on the Red Line.
  • A free Stone Ridge shuttle service is available at the “Kiss and Ride” lot directly adjacent to the Metro station between 7:20 am and 7:35 am. Afternoon shuttles will leave from the front of the Upper School at 3:30 pm and 6:15 pm and bring to the metro.
  • Weather Delay - if there is a delayed school opening due to weather, the shuttle will not be available.

Public Transit

  • The Ride on extRa or Route 101: a limited stop faster service between the Lakeforst transit station and Medical Center Metro Station.
  • Ride on Route 34 from Apsen Hill to Friendship Heights, stops at Medical Center Metro Station.
  • Find other local public transit options through Montgomery County's online trip planning tools.

Campus Safety - Driving and Parking

Driving, parking, and road safety on campus

10 things Stone Ridge families and guests need to know about
driving, parking, and road safety on campus...

1. Main Cedar Lane entrance: The Cedar Lane entrance across from Elmhirst Parkway is the main entrance to campus and is serviced by a traffic signal.

2. Secondary Cedar Lane entrance: The secondary Cedar Lane entrance is a right in and right out only.

3. Gravel Road (behind campus): This road is closed at this time.

4. Rockville Pike entrance: Please note that you must turn left upon entrance to campus in order to obey the one-way traffic flow of the main campus roadway.

5. You are expected to drive safely and responsibly on campus.

  • Faculty, staff, security personnel, and uniformed police officers at times may direct traffic during drop-off and pick-up. Watch for and follow their instructions.
  • During drop-off and pick-up, please obey all stop signs if you are not being waved through!
  • The speed limit on campus is 10 MPH. Always drive slowly.
  • Cell phone use is strictly prohibited while driving on campus.

6. Stone Ridge has many pedestrians on campus—keep them safe.

  • Students should be discharged at the appropriate designated locations only—note new crosswalk area on map for students and staff walking from the Gym parking lots.
  • State law states that pedestrians have the right of way.
  • Remember that small children are unpredictable and can run suddenly into roadways.

7. We encourage Middle and Upper School students to be dropped off at the Hamilton House Circle and Upper School Academic Building respectively. See map for details.

8. When parking on campus, obey all signs and parking regulations.
  • Visitor parking is provided in the visitor lot adjacent to the front drive to Hamilton House and in the Cedar Lane lot. Visitors for athletic events after school also may park in the lots near the gyms and pool.
  • Parking in fire lanes (yellow curb lanes) is strictly prohibited.
  • Parking or standing in front of the gymnasiums is prohibited; as noted above, Upper School athletes should be picked up behind Gym 1 and Middle School athletes at Hamilton House after practices.
  • Every student driver must be registered and have a Stone Ridge parking sticker on her car. Only students in Grades 11 and 12 may apply for student parking. Parking is limited and is assigned on a first come basis.
  • Student drivers must use assigned student spaces only, marked by yellow striping, along the fence.

9. Help reduce the number of cars on campus, for safety and a healthier environment.

  • The "Parent Directory/Carpool Finder" in Inside SR can help you arrange a carpool.
  • Stone Ridge is in walking distance of the Medical Center Red Line Metro stop, with free morning (7:35 am) and after school (3:30 pm and 6:15 pm) van service to campus.
  • Stone Ridge offers multiple bus routes: Please see the bus services tabs.
  • With the new sidewalks on and near campus, families that live nearby may want to walk in nicer weather.

10. Stone Ridge has many neighbors, and our driving habits affect them.

  • Do not take shortcuts through neighborhoods.
  • Enter and exit campus with great care, especially when uniformed police are not present to direct traffic.
  • Be mindful of pedestrians and cyclists on the Cedar Lane and Rockville Pike sidewalks.
  • Wherever you drive with a "Stone Ridge" bumper sticker or other visible SR paraphernalia, remember that your driving habits reflect on the entire School community.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

Lower School
Drop-off:

  • All children should arrive at the Lower School Circle between 7:30 and 7:45 am. Lower School Assembly or Morning Meeting begins promptly at 7:55 am.
  • The Lower School building is closed before 7:20 am. No child should arrive before 7:20 am.
  • Please follow the directions of Lower School staff directing traffic by going to a numbered station. Do not stop in front of the main entrance, delaying other cars.
  • If you need to walk your younger children directly to the classroom, park in the visitor spaces in front of the Upper School building and walk through the lobby area and up the steps to the Lower School Circle.
  • If you have older children from different sections of the school in your carpool, please drop them all at the Lower School Circle so they may walk to their respective buildings.

Pick-up:

  • Dismissal for all Lower School children begins at 3:05 pm.
  • Each driver must display a name card on the passenger visor (each family receives two cards).
  • Children may not go to the parking lots unless they are accompanied by an adult.
  • Parents who wish their children to use public transportation, to walk home, or to be driven home by an Upper School student should make special arrangements with the Head of the Lower School
  • Lower School students with siblings in the Middle School will be escorted to the Middle School to be picked up with their older sisters, thus eliminating the need for you to join two traffic lines at dismissal. This change will not apply to Lower School students with siblings attending Extended Day or Afterschool Campus programs. In these cases, and when only the Lower School dismisses early, all children must be picked up in the Lower School Circle.

Extended Day Program Pick-up:

  • When parents arrive for pick-up, they may park briefly on the Lower School Circle and ring the Extended Day room at the doors to the Lower School lobby. A program staff member will respond and release the exterior doors. Children are dismissed from the primary classrooms and must be signed out by a staff person.

Middle School
Drop-off:

  • All students should arrive at the Hamilton House Circle by 7:50 am, in order to unpack before 8:00 am assembly.
  • There is no student supervision before assembly. No child should arrive before 7:30 am.
  • If a student has a Lower School sibling, that Middle School student may be dropped at the Lower School Circle and then walk to her locker area in the Middle School.
  • Students must exit the car on the curbside.
  • Drivers should have family name cards visible on the passenger visor and should pull all the way around the Hamilton House Circle to let students out. Do not stop by the steps to Hamilton House.

Pick Up:

  • Pick-up from the Hamilton House Circle starts at approximately 3:30 pm. This includes Middle School athletes participating in practices.
  • All drivers should display a family name card on the car visor to facilitate the carpool line.
  • If you arrive before 3:20 pm, you will be directed to park in the Hamilton House visitor lot.
  • If you arrive after 3:20 pm and your daughter is not ready for dismissal, you will be directed to park in the Hamilton House visitor lot.
  • Once parked in the visitor lot, please walk to the Hamilton House front steps, check in with the Middle School staff, and wait there. Your daughter will meet you there. Please only use pathways and crosswalks; do not walk in the roadways outside of crosswalks.
  • On any early dismissal days, the same procedures will apply. If you arrive more than 10 minutes prior to the announced dismissal time, you will be directed to park in the Hamilton House visitor lot.
  • At the end of carpool or by 3:50 pm, whichever is later, all students remaining will be sent to Middle School Supervised Study in the MPR.
  • Lower School students with siblings in the Middle School will be escorted to the Middle School to be picked up with their older sisters, thus eliminating the need for you to join two traffic lines at dismissal. This change will not apply to Lower School students with siblings attending Extended Day or Afterschool Campus programs. In these cases, and when only the Lower School dismisses early, all children must be picked up in the Lower School Circle.
  • No Middle School students should be dismissed from the Upper School.
  • Parents wishing to have their Middle School students use public transportation should contact the Head of the Middle School.

**The Lower School and the Hamilton House Circles are designated fire lanes. Parking in these circles is prohibited.

Upper School

  • The Upper School building opens at 7:00 am.
  • Students should be dropped off at any designated drop-off point by 7:50 am.
  • Upper School Assembly begins promptly at 8:00 am.
  • For the Upper School location drop-off, please drive forward to the designated drop-off sign.
  • For the Lower School Circle location drop-off, please follow the directions of Lower School staff by going to a numbered station.
  • Please do not let students out in the Upper School parking lot.
  • Students must always exit cars on the curbside.

Athletics: Middle School

  • Middle School Athletics are held 2:00-3:15 pm, Monday-Thursday.
  • Pick-up will be 3:30 pm at Hamilton House Circle.
  • Any student who is not picked up by 3:50 pm will be dismissed to the MPR for aftercare.

Athletics: Upper School

  • Upper School Athletics are held 4:00-6:00 pm, Monday-Friday, unless otherwise noted.
  • Athletic practice and tryout pick-ups are behind Gym 1.