Transportation with Sheprd

Our new transportation partner, Sheprd, a recently launched door-to-door transportation option for K-12 Students, is continuing service to HipStitch for the Summer! A number of HipStitch families are already using Sheprd to get their kids to-and-from classes and camps at the studio. For families in the Summer Morning, Afternoon, or Full Day sessions, Sheprd is a great option!

A little more about Sheprd; founded by a local Newton resident, Sheprd is the modern School Bus for modern families, making transportation safer, more efficient, more enjoyable, and more convenient to get students where they need to be. Enabled by smart technology, Sheprd’s mobile app allows parents to easily schedule one-time or recurring rides for their children. Sheprd’s fleet is composed of fully-licensed and insured Land Rover SUVs equipped with school-pupil-transit compliant yellow “School Bus” signs. These vehicles are driven by dedicated Sheprd employees who have gone through extensive background checks (local and national), Sheprd driving tests, pediatric first-aid certification, and 7D School Pupil Transport Certification by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

Once rides have been booked, payment is made directly through the mobile app and Sheprd’s drivers and vehicles take care of the shared transportation. Sheprd also provides us with a daily roster of students using Sheprd, so we can ensure these students are ready for pick-up and meet them at the drop-off point to ensure they make it safely to their class.

The Sheprd mobile app is available on their website, www.sheprd.us or in the app store by searching "Sheprd." Dan from Sheprd is available to assist parents in scheduling rides and can answer any questions. You can reach him directly at dan@sheprd.us or 617-564-0725.

We hope this service makes it easier for you to get your children to camp this summer!