School Liaison Office
School Liaison Office
The Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) community has a School Liaison (SL) available to assist military families of employees assigned to JBAB with issues or questions concerning schools in Washington, DC. Please contact the JBAB School Liaison at 202-341-3704, or firstname.lastname@example.org .
K-12 Education and SLO Services
Sending your child to school is compulsory and mandated by law however, how you decide to educate your child is a matter of choice. School Liaison services are designed to address educational issues of military connected children by assisting families in coping with the normal reactions to the stressors related to multiple relocations, deployments and the every-day challenges of military lifestyle.
Many options are available for children in grades PK3 through 12th grade who reside in Washington D.C. The JBAB School Liaison provides guidance to military-connected families with children primarily attending DC Public Schools (DCPS), Charter Schools (DCPCS), Home School, and Private Schools in the surrounding area.
If you plan to live in Washington, D.C. (off-base), please go to the School Finder to find your zoned school. To view the current DC Public Schools school calendar, go to: https://dcps.dc.gov/page/dcps-calendars .
If you decide to live in Virginia or Maryland, please find your school first and house second – Maryland and Virginia do not offer school choice so there is a school assigned to your respective residential address.
As mandated by the District of Columbia, children admitted to the kindergarten program in public schools shall be five (5) years old on or before September 30th. Please visit the DCPS website for the enrollment packet and FAQ's. https://enrolldcps.dc.gov/node/76. You may want to complete the health assessment and dental screening prior to arriving at JBAB if possible.
For up-to-date information about DC Public Schools and the impact to schools from COVID-19, go to https://dcps.dc.gov/coronavirus
School Options for JBAB Families:
Leckie Education Campus is the JBAB zoned elementary school (PK3 through 8th grade) and it houses the highest number of military connected students of any school in Washington D.C. The main reason why parents choose this school is the school's proximity to the base, as it is located blocks outside the Belleview housing gate. Since this is the in-boundary school for JBAB, parents may enroll their children once they have proof of residency. leckielionsdc.org
Hart Middle School is the JBAB zoned middle school. Since this is the in-boundary middle school for JBAB, parents may enroll their children once they have proof of residency .www.charleshartmiddle.org
Ballou High School is the JBAB zoned high school. Since this is the in-boundary high school for JBAB, parents may enroll their children once they have proof of residency. www.balloudc.org
Learn DC Charter School
JBAB is partnering with the LEARN Charter School Network to build a charter school on base. The school, LEARN DC, is scheduled to open in August of 2021 with grades PK3-1st grade, adding additional grades each year until reaching the charter limit of PK3-8th grade. Final capacity is capped at 550 students, with 50% of the seats reserved for children of active duty military living in DC. If you or your spouse are active duty and would like to register for enrollment for grades PK3-1st grade for school year 2021/2022, please go to www.MySchoolDC.org school lottery website when the lottery opens 14 December 2020; select Military from a drop-down menu to qualify for seats reserved for active duty military. For more information about LEARN DC, go to their website at www.learncharter.org/schools/learndc .
DC Public Charter Schools offers an online program if you would prefer that your children are educated at home (grades K-8). For more information, go to Friendship Public Charter School Online (FPCSO), https://fpcso.k12.com/
In addition to Public and Homeschool options, there are numerous Private Schools in the area surrounding Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. For families preferring Private School, the following link may be helpful: www.privateschoolreview.com . The Private School Review website allows you to search for schools by selected criteria to include location and religious preference.
JBAB School Bus Program
The JBAB School Bus Program is funded by the Air Force and only JBAB students ride the buses. We also offer a bus stop at the Youth Center for Before and After School Care. If you need before and/or after school care, please register at www.militarychildcare.com. Once your child is enrolled in school, then your next step is to contact the JBAB school bus coordinator to register for school bus transportation. (Pre-K students are not eligible to ride the buses to off base schools). To register for the JBAB school bus, please contact Ms. Yvonne Barnes at or call 202-315-6243.
*** Please remember the JBAB school bus program is space available***
Youth Sponsorship Program
As you know, packing up your belongings, saying goodbye to friends, and moving to a new place and maybe even a new country can be tough. It can be very exciting too! Youth Sponsorship is one way to make moving a bit easier. The goal of the Youth Sponsorship program is to provide youth who are moving to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling an avenue to get connected with other JBAB students and activities. This is a good way for students to find out information about JBAB and the surrounding area. If you are interested in requesting a Youth Sponsor for your child, please contact the JBAB Youth Center at 202-767-4003.
Please contact your local School Liaison 30 days before your move so the SL can assist in the educational transition of your child. SLs can provide a warm handoff to the SLO located at your gaining base. To find your local School Liaison, go to https://www.dodea.edu/Partnership/schoolLiaisonOfficers.cfm .
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