Carmel Catholic High School is proud to educate residents of four counties and two states, and operates a comprehensive transportation program for families who require pick-up and drop-off services. In addition, on and off-campus parking permits are available for student drivers, as well as opportunities to carpool with Carmel Catholic classmates. For more information, please review the dropdown menus below.
Carmel Catholic High School offers several bus routes, which operate daily and serve many of our local communities. Pick-up and drop-off locations are listed below. Registration for bus service takes place in the spring, and pick-up/drop-off times are announced over the summer. Routes are reversed in the afternoon. The round trip, year-long bus registration fee is $850 ($4.72 per day with 180 school days). You may pay the full amount at once or have the total amount billed based on your tuition arrangements.
Carmel Catholic High School Bus Stops – 2023-2024 School Year
Bus Route 1
First American Bank (1865 S Cedar Lake Rd, Round Lake)
St. Bede (36399 N. Wilson Rd. Ingleside)
Prince of Peace (135 S Milwaukee Ave, Lake Villa)
Grayslake Metra Station (21498 W Washington St, Grayslake)
St. Paul (6401 Gages Lake Rd, Gurnee)
Bus Route 2
Park n Ride (S. Virginia Rd & Ste 31 Lake in the Hills)
Barrington Metra (201 S Spring St, Barrington)
St. Francis de Sales (135 S Buesching Rd, Lake Zurich)
Frassati Catholic Academy (316 W Mill St, Wauconda)
Bus Route 3
St. Anastasia (629 W Glen Flora Ave, Waukegan)
Grandview Court (35277 N Green Bay Rd., Waukegan)
Bus Route 4
W. Lake Forest Metra (Lot B, 911 Telegraph Rd, Lake Forest)
Mil'ton Apts (1155 Museum Blvd, Vernon Hills)
Bus Route 5
St. Patrick (15000 W Wadsworth Rd, Wadsworth)
Our Lady of Humility (10655 W Wadsworth Rd, Beach Park)
Learn 10 (1811 Morrow Ave, North Chicago)
Carmel Catholic students may utilize two different PACE bus routes to commute to and from school each day. The PACE 572 bus travels between the Waukegan Metra station and the College of Lake County, while the PACE 574 bus travels between the Hawthorn Shopping Center and the College of Lake County. More information for each route, including arrival and departure times at Carmel Catholic, can be found below. Families can also order a Student Ventra Card through Carmel Catholic to receive special student discounts.
PACE Bus Information
  • PACE Route 572 Info
  • PACE Route 574 Info
Carmel Catholic High School offers campus parking options for all students who possess a valid driver's license. Parking permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $250. Questions regarding on-campus parking can be directed to [email protected].
Questions? Contact our Director of Transportation, Jeff Ptacek, at [email protected] or 847.388.3417.