MTA Transportation

Middle school students who live more than 1.5 miles from the Mount Washington School receive a One Card for use on the MTA.

The One Card is for travel on school days, between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Students can use only their own One Card and must carry their MTA student ID card to show to MTA staff on request. 


Students must complete a One Card Student User Agreement. The sign agreement must be returned to MWS. Parents can sign a Sibling Agreement for a MTA One Card that allows students in grades 6-12 to accompany younger siblings on MTA in the One Card program.

To use the One Card, students just tap the fare box on any local MTA bus or at the fare gate at a Metro subway or light rail station.

Please note the following rules for One Card use:

  • The One Card is valid from Monday to Friday between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. except when schools are closed for holidays or teacher professional days.

  • Students will have four 120-minute travel windows where they can use the One Card to get on a bus or enter a Metro station or Light Rail. For example, if a student’s first use of the One Card is at 7:00 a.m., he or she can travel with unlimited transfers until 9:00 a.m. 

  • The One Card pays the MTA fare just like a ticket and identifies the rider as an eligible City Schools student. One Cards must therefore not be shared with classmates, friends or relatives.

  • Students who do not have their card when boarding MTA transport will have to purchase a ticket or pay the full fare. (Students who lose their One Card should notify their school as soon as possible and may be subject to a $5.00 replacement fee for each occurrence of a lost fare card.)

  • For travel to or from official school- or district-sponsored events after 8:00 p.m. or on weekends, students will be issued “one student fare” tickets. These are valid after 8:00 p.m. on weekdays and can also be used on Saturday or Sunday. 

Middle school students are not permitted to travel on yellow bus transportation.  


UPPER BUILDING - Cars should line up on the left curbside of Lochlea from South Road when dropping off or picking up students. Drivers may not leave their cars for any reason while in the carpool line. If a driver needs to come in the building then the car must be parked in the lot or on Sulgrave.


Middle school students often walk to school. It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure students understand the route to and from school. A crossing guard or staff member is on duty to help students cross Sulgrave and/or Kelly Avenues.



Parking is limited at the school. There is parking available on Sulgrave and in the parking lot in front of the playground. Parking on Lochlea is not permitted.  If a parent is dropping off or picking up a student the driver may not leave his/her car running for any reason.