Free bus service is provided for Faithful Shepherd Catholic School students living within the District 196 boundaries by the District 196.  Students take a District 196 bus to a District 196 school depending on their location, and from there pick up a bus to Faithful Shepherd. We arrange this directly with District 196, and they mail you transportation information with times, bus numbers, and neighborhood pick-ups and drop-off points. All you have to do is complete a transportation information form.

A bus is also available to students living in the Mendota heights area of District 197 for a fee.



If you wish to drive your children yourself, carpool is also available for families who wish to drop-off and pick-up their children at school. There are three designated locations, depending on your child’s age. Some features of carpool include:

  • Kindergarten and 1st Grade students have their own location for extra assistance.

  • You can do a combination of carpool and busing.  For example, you can drop your child off in the morning and have them take the bus home.