Transportation and Parking

Phil-Mont is located on Hillcrest Avenue which a one way street. Please remember to follow the regular rules of the road for the safety of our students, our neighbors, and our visitors.

Please drive the right direction, park only in designated spots, and drive carefully at all times in the school zone.

Parking During School Hours

Bus circle (by the school sign): available between 8:30am and 1:30pm and any time after 3:30pm. Please do not park or drop off students in the bus circle from 7:30-8:05am, or from 1:30-3:30pm. Those times are reserved for bus pick ups and drop offs.

Lower Lot (by the tennis courts): available in designated spaces at any time of day. Please note the directional arrows for entering and exiting the lot.

Upper Lot (first entrance): reserved for faculty and staff during the regular school day (7:30am – 3:30pm) After hours parking available in designated spaces only.

Street/Other Parking: We request that no parents, students, or visitors to Phil-Mont park on the street across from the school. Please reserve those spots for the families who live on Hillcrest Ave. Help us be godly neighbors and do not park on the street at any time. There are times when parking needs to overflow to the street by the tennis courts, the grass behind the tennis courts, the Cisco Park parking lot, or even the parking lot at Antonelli’s Art Institute. Phil-Mont tries to make those tiems and locations known for those events.

Students Arriving in the Morning

Elementary School: Students should enter the elementary hallway immediately after arriving at
the school and drop their backpacks in front of their lockers before proceeding outside to play (7:30-7:45am).

   If your child rides the bus – he will be dropped off in the front circle, enter the building
through the student entrance (to the right of the main entrance), go up the steps and into the
elementary hallway.

   If your child is dropped off by car – enter the student parking lot at the end of Hillcrest Ave.,
proceed around the lot and drop your child off in the designated area onto the basketball court
where he will walk up the back steps to the elementary hallway from the back entrance.

  Students Arriving Late to School – a student arriving late to the school is to be accompanied by
a parent directly to the main desk where the student will receive a pass and then proceed to
his class either by himself or with an office aide. Please use the main center entrance.

Middle and High School: Students in middle and high school are to wait in the cafeteria until
7:45 each day, at which time they may proceed to their 1st period classroom.

   If your child rides the bus – he will be dropped off in the front circle, will enter the
building through the student entrance and proceed down the steps into the cafeteria.

  If your child is dropped off by car – enter the student parking lot at the end of Hillcrest Ave.,
proceed around the perimeter of the lot and drop your child off at the path leading up to the
front of the school where they will enter the student entrance. Please do not drop your middle
or high school student off onto the BB court where the elementary students are dropped off.

 If your child drives to school or rides with a student driver – he should park in one of the
perimeter parking spaces around the student parking lot at the end of Hillcrest Ave., walk
around the perimeter of the lot, up the front walkway to the student entrance and down to the
cafeteria.

  If your child rides SEPTA – he should carefully cross Montgomery Ave., proceed up the path to
the back entrance of the school and go down the steps to the cafeteria. Students should never 
     get off or on the bus on Paper Mill Rd. or Bethlehem Pike. It is extremely dangerous.

  Students Arriving Late to School – a student arriving late to school is to proceed immediately to
the main desk where he will receive a pass to his class. Please use the main center entrance to
the building.

Students Departing in the Afternoon

Elementary:

  If your child rides a suburban bus – he will be lined up according to his specific bus line
and then escorted out to the appropriate bus upon its arrival in the front circle.

  If your child rides a Philadelphia or Springfield Township bus – he will lined up according to
his specific bus line and then escorted to the appropriate bus upon its arrival at Montgomery
Ave. where the buses pick up the students in the afternoon.

  If your child goes home by car line – he will be accompanied to the BB court next to the student
parking lot to be picked up where students are dropped off in the morning.

  Students Departing Early from School – a student departing early from school is to meet his
parent at the main desk so that he can be escorted to the car by an adult.

Middle and High School:

  If your child rides a suburban bus – he will stand in the waiting area just outside the student
entrance until his bus is ready to load.

  If your child rides a Philadelphia or Springfield bus – he will proceed to the waiting area near
Montgomery Ave. and wait until his bus is ready to load.

  If your child drives to school or rides with a student driver – he should approach the parking lot
from the BB court and walk around the perimeter of the lot to his car.

 If your child rides SEPTA – he should exit through the back door of the school, proceed across
the path to Montgomery Ave. and enter the bus across the street. Students should never 
     attempt to get on SEPTA on Bethlehem Pike or Paper MillThis is extremely dangerous.

Bus Companies For more information, please call the school office, 215-233-0782

Abington 215-884-0421
Centennial 215-441-6162
Cheltenham 215-881-6316
Colonial 610-834-1670
First Student 215-997-7982
Hatboro-Horsham 215-672-0512
Methacton 610-489-5000 ext. 25101
Norristown 610-630-5020
North Penn 215-368-0400
Philadelphia 215-400-4350
Atlantic Express (4293, 4294, 4289) 215-537-5405
Springfield 215-233-6095
STA (Consortium busing) 610-489-9110
Upper Dublin 215-646-7778
Upper Moreland 215-830-1525
Wissahickon 215-619-8114