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St. Mary's is centrally located downtown, and we draw students from all around the Portland metropolitan area. Students commute to campus in a variety of ways from Vancouver, Hillsboro, Gresham, West Linn and all points in between.

Our campus is easily accessible by a variety of public transportation routes including the yellow, orange and green MAX trains, TriMet buses, the Portland Streetcar and C-TRAN buses. We also assist families in arranging carpools.

TriMet continues to be a popular option, and for many parents, their daughters' first trip on TriMet can be intimidating. We asked parents and students to share their experiences commuting to SMA.

Parent Perspectives

Student Perspective

Options and Resources

Public Transportation: The PDX Bus app and TriMet website provide current arrival times and trip-planning options. Many students use map apps such as Google Maps to find the easiest route to a new location. With step-by-step instructions, these apps are as simple as GPS!

Carpool: In the spring, the Admissions office connects families interested in carpooling.

Bicycling: SMA has bike racks directly in front of the building. With a security guard at the front entrance, bikes are well supervised.