FernLeaf offers bus service to help students and families who might otherwise not be able to access our unique programming. Free morning pickup and afternoon drop off is available in convenient locations throughout the Asheville and Hendersonville areas.  


Seats are limited, so access to bus transportation is determined through a lottery, similar to the regular student enrollment process. Please complete an application by clicking the button below if you are interested in a seat on the bus. Our annual bus lottery is held in July. Please fill out one application for each FAMILY. Please direct all questions to this email.

We also use our fleet of buses for the multiple fieldwork opportunities our students attend every year.​ Check out the 22-23 school year bus stop locations by clicking the interactive map below.

Our buses are provided FREE of charge to our school population. Operating a bus program involves many additional costs for FernLeaf.  It costs about $1.50 a ride, which is $60/month and $600/year for a FernLeaf student to ride the bus to school.  Your donation helps us support this important program that helps families attend FernLeaf and reduces the amount of traffic on campus. Thank you!


22-23 FernLeaf Bus Routes
(All routes are subject to change.)

Transportation Buses at FernLeaf


Since our families come from all over western North Carolina we have created ways for families to connect and create carpooling groups. 

1. Join our Facebook group for currently enrolled families and ask around for carpooling opportunities.

2. Sign up through the "Share the Ride" website to find others wanting to carpool.