By Will Borger


So you’ve just been assigned to Anniston Army Depot (ANAD). There’s a ton of things for you to do, but if you’re a parent, one of the first things you need to do when relocating to a new area is figure out where your kids are going to go to school and what your options are when it comes to childcare. You’ve got several choices on and around Anniston Army Depot, whether you opt for public or private schools. Choosing the best ANAD school in the area is a big part of that.

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: Anniston Army Depot (ANAD): In-Depth Welcome Center

ANAD School Options

Anniston Army Depot has no schools on post, but students who live on post will attend schools in the Oxford City School District.

Oxford City Schools

Students who live in housing located on Anniston Army Depot will be a part of the Oxford School District. You can find their information below: 402 Main Street Oxford, AL 36203


: 1 (256) 241-3140

ANAD Elementary Schools

Students who are elementary school age will attend one of four school options off post, which are listed below.

ANAD Middle Schools

Students who are middle school age will attend one school option off post and is listed below.

ANAD High Schools

Students who are high school age will attend one school option off post and is listed below.

ANAD Child Care

Anniston Army Depot offers a Child Development Center. The center offers full day child care for children six weeks to five years. Care is available Monday through Friday, with some locations offering options such as extended hours, weekend care and respite care. Parents will have to register their children. Parents will have to create an account on militarychildcare.com to request childcare. Additionally, School Age Care (SAP) is available for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Care is offered before and after school, and during non-school days and summer vacations. Family Child Care is also available for children (infants to 12 years of age). Family child care is typically available weekdays; however, evening, weekend and flexible hourly care is also available. Youth programs are also available for youth ages 5 to 18 years. Interested parties should contact Child and Youth Services at (256) 235-6273.

Anniston, Alabama, Schools

Families living off-post have several great schools and day care facilities to choose from. Check out the websites below to get more information. Public school districts generally don’t allow out-of-district enrollment. There are four public school districts near Anniston Army Depot: Anniston City Schools, Calhoun County Schools, Oxford City Schools, and Jacksonville City Schools.

1. Oxford City Schools

402 Main Street Oxford, AL 36203


: 1 (256) 241-3140 Founded in 1970, Oxford City Schools serves more than 4,200 students across six schools. Three of them serves students from K-4th grade, and another serves students in 5th and 6th grade. A single middle school serves students from 7th-8th grade, and the district also includes a high school. Students who live on ANAD will attend schools in this district.

Elementary Schools Near ANAD

1. Coldwater Elementary School
530 Taylors Chapel Rd. Anniston, AL 36201


: 1 (256) 236-1755
2. Dearmanville Elementary School (DES)
101 School Rd. Anniston, AL 36207


: 1 (256) 241-3918
3. Oxford Elementary School
1401 Caffey Dr. Oxford, AL 36203


: 1 (256) 241- 3844
4. C E Hanna Elementary School
1111 Watson Dr. Oxford, AL 36203


: 1 (256) 241-3896

Middle Schools Near ANAD

1. Oxford Middle School
222 Bramlett Blvd. Oxford, MS 38655


: 1 (662) 234-2288

High Schools Near ANAD

1. Oxford High School
1 Yellow Jacket Drive Oxford, AL 36203


: 1 (256) 241-3166

2. Calhoun County Public School District

4400 McClellan Blvd. Anniston, AL 36206


: 1 (256) 741-7400 Calhoun County has 19 schools and around 8,500 students who attend.

3. Anniston City Schools

4804 McClellan Blvd. Anniston, AL 36206


: 1 (256) 231-5000 Founded in 1909, Anniston City Schools currently comprises six schools and services approximately 1900 students in grades pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade.

4. Jacksonville City Schools

320 Branscomb Dr. SW Jacksonville, AL 36265


: 1 (256) 782-5682 A small district despite the city’s size, the Jacksonville City Schools district only has two schools: Kitty Stone Elementary and Jacksonville High School. Private Schools Near Anniston Army Depot

Private Schools Near Anniston Army Depot

Parents who opt to send their children to a private school near Anniston Army Depot will have no shortage of options. According to the Private School Review, there are 15 private schools in the area. While the majority are religiously affiliated, a few are nonsectarian. Here are some of the best private schools near Anniston Army Depot.

1. The Children's Place

1400 Noble St Anniston, AL 36201


: 1 (256) 236-6633 A Methodist school, The Children's Place is a specialized school offering pre-K and Kindergarten classes for over 80 students. The school also provides child care.

2. Iqra Math and Science Academy

1821 Mccall Dr Anniston, AL 36207


: 1 (256) 403-6161 Iqra Math and Science School is religiously affiliated with Islam, and serves students in grades K-10. It has a low student to teacher ratio of 5:1.

3. The Donoho School

2501 Henry Road Anniston, AL 36207


: 1 (256) 237-5477 The Donoho School is a non-sectarian institution that serves more than 300 students. The school has a high percentage of faculty with advanced degrees and tends to produce high scores on the ACT. It also maintains a student teacher ratio of 12:1.

4. Faith Christian School

4100 Ronnaki Road Anniston, AL 36207


: 1 (256) 236-4499 Faith Christian School is a Presbyterian Montessori school that serves more than 300 students. Despite the large student body, the school maintains a 9:1 student to teacher ratio.

5. Sacred Heart Catholic School

16 Morton Rd Anniston, AL 36205


: 1 (256) 237-4231 Sacred Heart Catholic School is a Roman Catholic school that serves more than 200 students in grades pre-K-12. Despite the relatively large student body, the school maintains a 12:1 student to teacher ratio.

Day Cares Near Anniston Army Depot

Making a decision about who should take care of your child can be hard. When you’re on the hunt for the right daycare facility or in-home daycare service, it helps to search places like Care.com and Yelp for reviews. It also helps to visit any facilities you might be considering, as well.


Moving is stressful, and finding the best school or daycare for your child can be a time-consuming process. Thankfully, there are plenty of ANAD school options in and around Anniston Army Depot and the surrounding area to make sure your child’s mental and physical well-being will be taken care of. We hope the above information helps make your search easier and allows you to spend more time with your family as you settle in.




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