Transportation to the RVC Campus

Getting to RVC

We hope getting to and from school will be an enjoyable and hassle-free part of the day. Our school starting and ending times are different from White Hill Middle School’s, but we encourage RVC families and staff to be conscious of the fact that we are sharing a campus with limited parking and one access road. Here are some suggestions to make things smoother:

An icon of a yellow bus. Ross Valley Charter has a dedicated yellow school bus route to the White Hill Campus every morning.

Yellow Bus Program

Marin Transit provides an RVC-only yellow school bus in the mornings. The morning bus arrives at 8:25 am. RVC students can also ride the afternoon "late bus" with middle school students.

Click here for full details on the bus routes and program.

Icon of an RVC student riding a bike to school

Bike to School

A new bike lane extension on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard leads past Glen Drive, directly to a path that circles the White Hill field, and right up to our building. It’s a great way to get some fresh air and exercise before and after school. Click here for route information. 

shuttlebus

West Marin Stagecoach

Small public buses also run from downtown San Anselmo (7:58) through Fairfax (8:12) and drop off at Glen Drive (8:19) each morning--in time to get to school by 8:30.  In the afternoons, the bus picks up at 4:10 on Sir Francis Drake and goes through downtown Fairfax (4:16) to San Anselmo (4:26).  The cost is $1 per ride (exact change required) for students, and a youth pass can be purchased for $175 per six-month period or $325 for a year; contact the RVC office to purchase a pass.

Parking

If you drive your child to RVC, you will need to park on the street, as there is a very small parking lot on campus that is only for staff.  Cars may not enter and leave the parking lot while the buses are loading and unloading. 

In the morning, the curb in front of the school on Glen Dr (along the parking lot) is only for pickup/dropoff, not parking. Please note that cars are not allowed in the lot when our bus arrives and unloads at 8:25.

In the afternoons, cars are not allowed in the parking lot. Middle school buses enter the parking lot to load and turnaround between 3:00-3:20, and two buses return for another pick-up at around 3:40. It is helpful if you arrive as close to 3:30 as possible to avoid the middle school bus and car traffic. To avoid the parking lot, turn around at the north end of Glen Drive and park on the street near the school. Pickup can only done from Glen Drive (drive to end of street, turn around).

On the right side of Glen Drive as you approach the school, there are many reserved parking spots for residents, so please avoid parking there.  

Image of the Ross Valley Charter School Front entrance from parking lot
Ross Valley Charter is located at 97 Glen Drive in Fairfax, on the White Hill school campus.