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Local Schools

How do I choose a school?

Choosing the right school for children is a priority for families. Finding the right educational setting for each child requires a thorough review of the available options. The Department of Education has published an information resource tool, “Choosing a School for Your Child,” to assist families in making informed school decisions.

How do I find out about schools near my new duty station?

There are several ways you can gather information about the local school options at your next duty station.

Before moving, either CONUS or OCCONUS, connect with your school liaison officer regarding schools and important resources.

You can also find resources and information about area schools at your next duty station by accessing your installation information through the online tool, MilitaryINSTALLATIONS. Additionally, Military OneSource provides a broad range of information and resources on education, parenting and child care, relocation and the concerns of families with special needs members.

How can I help plan for a successful transition?

If you have a complex situation or require additional assistance, connect with an education consultant through Military OneSource.

Other resources to assist in providing a smooth transition include your installation school liaison officer or relocation assistance professional.

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