Joliet Catholic Academy is located on the west side of Joliet, near the communities of Shorewood, Plainfield and Minooka/Channahon. Because of the easy accessibility to Will, DuPage, Grundy and Kendall counties, JCA pulls students from a wide variety of neighboring towns.

As a result, JCA provides transportation options for students according to interest. The most common methods of commuting to JCA are buses and carpools. Many students ride one of three bus routes with round-trip service through Naperville, Plainfield, Shorewood, Minooka, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, New Lenox, Frankfort, and Joliet. Bus routes are determined annually based on ridership. For a School Bus Transportation Agreement, contact JCA’s Business Office.

A good number of JCA students also are a part of carpools or drive themselves to school each day. Please e-mail the JCA Admissions Office at if you are interested in being connected with a JCA family for a carpool. The JCA Administration contracts with First Student Bus Company to run three routes:

  • Naperville/Plainfield route: Round-trip service for students with stops as far north as 75th Street traveling east and west of Route 59 to various subdivisions, south down Route 59 through Plainfield into Joliet.
  • Bolingbrook/Romeoville route: Round-trip service for students with stops as far west as Naperville/Plainfield Road and as far north as Boughton Road before traveling south on Weber Road into Joliet.
  • Shorewood/Joliet route: Round-trip service for students as far west as County Line Road and as far south as Interstate 80 through various subdivisions in Shorewood and Joliet.

School Bus Transportation Cost and Forms

  • Busing: $1,100 one time; or two installments of $600.00 (September and December) total $1,200.

Click Here to download a School Bus Transportation form.

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