The Charmbridge Academy Bus, or "Short Bus," is a autobus used to transport students of the Charmbridge Academy to various functions. From the outside, the bus looks like a "little orange schoolbus" marked "Charmbridge Academy" in plain black letters along the flank, while the inside has been augmented with an Undetectable Extention Charm. The interior contains two floors, each with a row of comfortable booths and tables, and a pair of bathrooms marked "Witches" and "Wizards." The bus is driven by Tabitha Speaks.
In August of each year, the bus picks up students from the Wizardrail station and their homes in the Midwestern territory for a shopping trip to the Goblin Market in Chicago to purchase school supplies for the coming year. Prior to the beginning of the schoolyear, the bus then picks up students and delivers them to the outskirts of the Charmbridge Academy campus.
In August 2007, Alexandra Quick met Anna Chu, David Washington, Angelique Devereaux, Cosntance and Forbearance Pritchard and Darla Dearborn aboard the Bus. In April 2008, the Bus carried sixth-grade class on a field trip to the Territorial Headquarters Building in Chicago.
- Alexandra Quick and the Thorn Circle
- Alexandra Quick and the Lands Below
- Alexandra Quick and the Deathly Regiment
- Alexandra Quick and the Stars Above
|Deans||Lilith Grimm (Dean) · Darren Ellis (vice-dean) · Hephzibah Price (6th grade) · Caelum Black (7th grade) · Cesar Cervantes (8th grade) · Caspar Calvert (9th grade) · Artemas Beville (10th Grade) · Rhea Orwell (11th Grade)|
|Teachers||William Hobbes (Transfiguration) · Glaucus Grue (Alchemy) · Alfred Newton (Charms) · Hilde Grinder (Wizarding World History) · Bethany Middle (Wizard Social Studies) · Wesley Adams (Basic Principles of Magic) · Mary Shirtliffe (Magical Defense; Magical Theory) · Hypatia Hart (Magical Theory) · Vernon Bludgeleg (Practical Magical Exercise) · Rosemarie Gambola (Practical Magical Exercise) · Professor Estrella (Astronomy & Astrology) · Ceresa Verde (Magibotany, Healing) · George Fledgefield (Animal Care and Magizoology; Magical Ecology)|
|Support staff||Alice Minder (librarian) · Heather Marmsley (secretary) · Tabitha Speaks (bus-driver) · Jean Murphy (Healer) · Benedict Journey† (custodian) · Allan Thiel (custodian) · Elizabeth Gale† (custodian) · Boudica Fletcher (custodian)|
|Elves||Bran· Poe · Em · Mubble · Tam-tam · Jimmy · Remy · Zipf|
|Clubs and Sports||Drama Club · Equestrian Club · Junior Regimental Officer Corps · Magic Band · Mors Mortis Society · ASPEW · Witch Rangers · Wizard Rangers · Dueling Club· Quidditch · Quodpot|
|Building, grounds and Equipment||Invisible Bridge · Charmbridge Academy Bus · The Glade · Charmbridge Veil cavern · Charmbrigde Basements · Charmbridge Canteen|
|Dorms||Pi Kappa Kappa Pi · Delta Delta Kappa Tau · Theta Zeta Kappa Tau|