Transportation 2019-2020

Whitefield Academy location: Whitefield Academy is located at 1 Whitefield Drive SE, two miles from the intersection of I-285 and South Cobb Drive, in the Smyrna/Vinings area of northwest Atlanta. For driving directions, please click here.


Morning Drop-Off
When dropping off students in the morning, Lower School should enter via the Pebblebrook Road entrance, drop off at the Lower School covered awning, and exit via the main Buckner Road entrance. Middle/Upper School should enter via the main Buckner Road entrance, cutting through the Athletic Center parking and dropping off in front of Founders Hall Middle School before looping around and exiting via Pebblebrook Road. Click here to view a map for morning drop off routes.


Afternoon Pick-Up
When picking up students in the afternoon, Lower School will enter and exit via the main Buckner Road entrance, looping through the Lower School parking to pick up in front of the Lower School. Middle/Upper School should enter via Pebblebrook Road, looping through the Athletic Center parking and traveling back around to the Middle/Upper School drop off area before exiting back onto Pebblebrook. Click here to view a map for afternoon pick-up routes.


Morning Buckhead bus service:

Whitefield Academy offers a morning bus service from Trinity Presbyterian Church (3003 Howell Mill Road) to the Whitefield campus. The bus service is offered on all school days. Buses will depart Trinity at 7:20 a.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) and 8:10 a.m. on Wednesdays. The anticipated arrival time at Whitefield is 7:40 and 8:40 a.m. The cost for each student for bus service is $500 per semester.


Click here for additional information or to sign up for the Buckhead bus service.

Afternoon Buckhead shuttle:

The Buckhead Shuttle is a well-organized parent-run carpool for students who live in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. Please email Angela Bacon for more information. The Buckhead Shuttle lists the following highlights:

  • Provides afternoon carpool at no cost to families (families share driving duties)
  • Accommodates a variety of different departure times from Whitefield in the afternoons with multiple shuttle times
  • Creates a sense of community among families with several social events planned throughout the year
  • Serves students in grades K-12

Parent cars drop students off at Trinity Presbyterian Church at the corner of Howell Mill and Moores Mill Roads.


Individual Carpools:

In addition to the Buckhead bus and shuttle service, many families choose to carpool to Whitefield. There is a carpool within the Parent Portal dedicated to helping families find each other to arrange rides.