The Purple Bus Routes

Traveling Players Ensemble is in residence at The Madeira School in McLean, VA. Daily transportation is provided from conveniently located pick-up/drop off points, including three metro stops.

The excitement of Traveling Players begins and ends on our signature purple buses, driven by trained commercial bus drivers (CDL) who are at least 21 years old. Each bus includes a bus counselor whose job it is to ensure a safe and fun ride by organizing games and bonding our community of young performers.

Transportation is included in tuition.

You can see a map of all our bus routes here.

Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, Metro (orange line), Rt. 66, Vienna

  • 8:00/5:05 Bailey’s Crossroads – REI
  • 8:25/4:45 Yorktown HS
  • 8:40/4:30 West Falls Church Metro (orange line)

>> See the bus route

Ashburn, Lowes Island, Sterling, Herndon, Reston, Chantilly, Vienna, Oakton

  • 8:00/5:00 Clock Tower Shopping Center – Starbucks
  • 8:25/4:35 Reston’s Plaza America – Starbucks
  • 8:45/4:15 Wolf Trap

>> See the bus route

NW, Metro (red line), Chevy Chase, McLean

  • 8:00/5:00 Friendship Heights Metro
  • 8:40/4:30 McLean Shopping Center

>> See the bus route

Takoma Park, Silver Spring, Metro (red line), Kensington, Rockville, Bethesda, Potomac

  • 8:00/5:30 Forest Glen Metro (red line)
  • 8:30/4:50 Pyle MS

>> See the bus route

Campers may also be dropped off and picked up directly at Madeira, where they will be supervised by a staff member. Morning Drop-off is at 9:00 am. Afternoon pick-up is at 4:00.

Learn more about riding a purple bus!

Our transportation system may change, subject to demand.