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Drop off begins at 8:30am and ends at 9:00am (when classes begin). Please drive to The Newman School at 247 Marlborough Street in Boston for drop off and pick up of day students. 

Students may be picked up from 3:30pm to 3:45pm at the 247 Marlborough Street. If students prefer to be picked up later, they can be picked up at 237 Beacon Street, which is the residential building. Students who choose to stay for this extended day option must be picked up by 5:00 pm.

If the parent has not arrived by 3:45, the students will go with the counselor to the residence campus and 237 Beacon Street. 

Getting to The Newman School

Public Transportation
Copley Square: Green Line and MBTA Bus, 5-10 minute walk to Newman
Back Bay Station: Commuter Rail and Orange Line, 10-15 minute walk to Newman

Street Parking

Back Bay metered spaces: Clarendon, Dartmouth, Exeter, Fairfield, Gloucester, Hereford, Newbury, and certain blocks of Beacon and Commonwealth Ave.
$3.75 per hour 
Two hour maximum at most meters.
Accepted payments: quarters, Mastercard/Visa, and ParkBoston app.

Nike Town Garage (617) 267-8731
5 minute walk to Newman
200 Newbury St. – enter on Exeter between Newbury and Boylston.

0 – 0.5 Hour – $10
0.5 – 1 Hour – $20
1 – 2 Hours – $34
2 – 10 Hours – $40
Daily Max – $44


Arrival and Departure Dates and Times:
Residential students typically arrive the Sunday before their program begins and leave Friday after the program concludes for the day. Students may stay until Saturday morning for an additional fee. 

Sunday registration will be at 237 Beacon Street in Boston from 2:00-6:00 pm. 

Ground transporation shuttles, for students whose families elect to pay for the ground transportation package, can bring students from Logan International Airport to The Newman School and back. 

Dorm Drop-Off:
Dorm drop off area is at 237 Beacon Street in Boston. There is limited street parking. It would be best to drop the student off with their bags, park in the Nike Town Garage, and walk back to campus to rejoin them and check out the dorm!

Arrival by Car:

Parents who are arriving by car may drop off their students between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Sunday.  Most parents arrive around 4:00 pm to give their students time to move in and to take a walk around Back Bay before the students have orientation at 7:00 pm. 

Parents who are picking up by car should do so on Friday after 4:00 pm. Students may be picked up on Saturday before 10:00 am for an extra fee. 

Arrival by Plane:

**DO NOT book your student on an airline that considers them to be an “unaccompanied minor.” Airlines require “unaccompanied minors” to have an escort who will wait with them at the departure gate until the plane is in the air and they do not provide this service as part of the “unaccompanied minor” fee.  The Boston Leadership Institute does not have the staff to provide, nor does the ground transportation package cover, an escort to meet students at, or accompany students to, the gate and wait, potentially hours, until the plane is in the air. Airline policies concerning the age at which a child is considered an unaccompanied minor vary widely.  Most airlines require no escort for students who are 15 and over.  Policies for students 12-14, however, vary widely by airline with some requiring no chaperones and other charging as much as $150 one-way for this service.  Please check the policy of your airline in detail before booking.**

The airport staff team will be at Logan International Airport between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm on the Sunday that students arrive. Students will check in with our staff and be driven to their campus by our hired shuttle service. 

Students electing to use our ground transportation service at the end of their program to go back to Logan International Airport may do so on Friday afternoon between 4:00 and 4:30 pm. Shuttles will leave campus on Saturday morning before 10:00 am, but as previously mentioned, an additional fee applies to stay until Saturday. 

Arrival: Students must arrive at Logan Airport between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm on the Sunday before their programs if they are usingn our ground transportation service. They will meet a BLI employee at the baggage claim area. Staff cannot meet students at the arrival/departure gate. Parents may allow students arriving before noon to await our staff member’s arrival at noon, but BLI cannot be responsible for the students’ care before noon.

Students who are flying in with parents or are taking themselves to campus must arrive for registration between 2:00 and 6:00 pm. 
Return Trip: 

For students using our ground transportation service, our shuttles will begin leaving campus between 4:00 and 4:30 on Friday. Students may leave in a shuttle on Saturday morning for an additional fee. 

Please keep in mind that Logan is a major airport and there is considerable distance from security check-points to some of the flight gates.  Moreover, our programs are around 35-45 minutes from the airport even with good traffic and no construction or weather delays.   (Hence a 6am flight might mean leaving our program at 4am and waking at 3:30 am—the limousine company imposes a surcharge for early morning flights and we may be unable to arrange groups that early in the morning.)

Parents are always welcome to arrange cabs on their own for students arriving and departing at flight times for which the ground transportation package cannot be offered.

The ground transportation fee can be paid for on our website here.