Brown Middle School

Brown School Transportation 2023-2024

Bike Routes

In Summer 2020, Newton Safe Routes, Green Newton School Connections, and Bike Newton crowd-sourced bike routes to secondary schools. 

Here are some suggested routes to Brown in Ride with GPS from elementary schools. We recommend that you test these routes with your student and see what works best for them. 

Bike Parking

Brown has bike racks at the base of the entrance hill on the west side of the building.

Remember to ALWAYS lock your bike. 

Paths to Brown

Brown shares a campus with Oak Hill and Newton South. There are paved connecting paths through the campus, and on Parker Terrace from the west and Littlefield Road from the east. You can see these routes on Open Street Maps. These off-street routes move students out of the way of vehicles.

Crossing Route 9

Many Oak Hill students live north of Route 9. Our bike routes use three main crossings. All of them take students briefly onto Brandeis and then onto the bike/footpath on the west side of the playing fields:

Remote Drop-Off/Pick-Up

We encourage students to walk, bike or take the bus to school. If you must drive, please find an area to drop off and pick up away from the school to avoid getting caught in school traffic and to make it safer for everyone. This also prioritizes access for those students who do need to be driven.  

Some suggestions are highlighted; work with your student to find a location that works for your family


Brown Middle School is served by both yellow school buses and the MBTA 52 bus.

Yellow School Bus. Visit the NPS School Transportation webpage for more information. 

MBTA. The 52 bus stops in front of Oak Hill. Check here for the schedule.

Student Charlie Card. Students can also pick up a (free) student Charlie Card at the Brown main office that allows them to ride the MBTA at a reduced rate.