Bus Transportation

Holy Cross School is pleased to offer bus service for students in grades 5-12 commuting from areas outside of New Orleans. 

We have worked closely with Ochsner Health’s Employer Solutions team to ensure we are taking the proper steps to maintain your son’s health and safety while he is on the bus. Ochsner has provided Holy Cross with detailed recommendations, which we have now implemented, including:

  • All bus riders and bus drivers will be required to wear a mask. 
  • Daily temperature checks will be required upon entry.
  • Parents must remain with the student until he passes the temperature check. 
  • Hand sanitizer stations and wipes will be provided.
  • Signage will be provided to encourage safe social distancing practices, information on COVID-19, and proper hand hygiene. 
  • Bus cleaning services will follow updated CDC protocols and policies. 


Buses leave campus in the afternoon 15 minutes after dismissal. Dismissal is at 2:45 p.m., so buses leave at 3:00 p.m.

Holy Cross offers five bus routes. Below are the locations and approximate times:

Route Stops AM Departure PM Arrival
Westbank (Harvey)
Manhattan Center South
6:55 a.m.
3:40 p.m.
(Belle Chasse)
Balestra's 6:50 a.m.
3:40 p.m.
Westbank (Gretna) Academy Sports 7:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
AM Pickup: Esplanade Mall (Target Store) (1)
AM Pickup: Metairie Library (W. Napoleon near Clearview) (2)
PM Dropoff: Piccadilly (Clearview) (1)
PM Dropoff: Esplanade Mall (Target Store) (2)
6:45 a.m. (1)
7:00 a.m. (2)
3:25 p.m. (1)
3:35 p.m. (2)
N.O. East
Winn Dixie Paris Road (1)
St. Maria Goretti Church (2)
7:00 a.m. (1)
7:15 a.m. (2)
3:35 p.m. (1)
3:25 p.m. (2)

Parents are expected to arrive on time each morning and afternoon. Bus drivers are not able to wait for students who are late in the morning, and students who are not picked up in a timely manner in the afternoon will be brought back to Holy Cross School for After Care and will be charged the daily rate.

Bus Service Pricing:

$150 Registration Fee per student
$875 per year per student (AM and PM)

Register online for bus service.

If you have any questions regarding bus service, please contact Nick Michael at 504-942-1853 or nmichael@holycrosstigers.com


To register for bus service, please visit www.SmartTuition.com and follow these steps:
1. Click on Purchase Optional Items
2. Click on Select a Student
3. Select Bus Registration for the route you wish to use
4. Your $150 registration fee will appear when you select your option
5. Click on Save to proceed.
6. Click on the box to Agree to terms, then click on both check boxes indicating agreement and click AGREE.
If you have any questions about your Smart Tuition account, please contact asignorelli@holycrosstigers.com