Kindergarten and Elementary Students (City of Calgary)
Kindergarten to Grade 6 students are eligible for transportation when they live further than 1.2 km from their designated school. Check your address at the school with the transportation walk limit map or contact CCSD Transportation at 403-500-2458. When numbers warrant, morning and afternoon charter transportation (and noon service for kindergarten children) will be provided for kindergarten to Grade 6 students who are required to travel outside their community to their designated school.
Programs of Choice
Kindergarten to Grade 6 students who attend programs of choice and live more than 1.2 km from their school are eligible to receive transportation.
Junior and Senior High Students (City of Calgary)
According to the Alberta government, in order to qualify for a transit pass rebate students must live more than 2.4km from their designated school. After the Alberta Government's Bill 1 was introduced, language immersion programs are now considered programs of choice and so St. Matthew is no longer the designated school for those families travelling from outside our school boundary area. And for those families who do live within our school boundary area and St. Matthew is their designated school, there are no families who must travel more than 2.4km walking distance. At this time, there are no students at St. Matthew who qualify for a transit pass rebate. More information can be found on the Transportation page of the Calgary Catholic School District website and by clicking here:
Bill 1 and Transit Pass Rebate Information. If you have any questions please contact the school at 403-500-2030.
Students Living Outside Calgary
Rocky View School District Transportation Office is responsible for arranging transportation for CCSD students in kindergarten to Grade 12 who reside in the Airdrie, Chestermere and Cochrane areas. For information about service, families should contact their local Catholic school or the Transportation Department at 403-500-2458.
For those students in Calgary who live outside of the eligible walk limit areas and must instead take Calgary Transit, you can use CalgaryTransit’s Google trip function to plot your bus trips.
St. Matthew also has a designated Calgary Transit Route - Bus #880 St Matthew/Heritage. This bus travels directly from Heritage Station to St. Matthew School in the morning and from St. Matthew School to Heritage Station after school. Current route times are below:
Leave Heritage Station - 8:17am
Leave St. Matthew School - 3:22pm
Route 880 operates school days only and trips may be cancelled during school vacation periods. Route 880 times are subject to change without notice from Calgary Transit. Please double check the Calgary Transit Website for the most current info:
Calgary Catholic School District / Parents / Transportation