By Sarah Jaudon


Welcome to Homestead Air Reserve Base - located on the peninsula in southern Florida! You have just received Permanent Change of Station Travel Orders (PCS) and this new destination is so exciting, however, figuring out where your child will attend school can be daunting. Whether your child is in day care or heading off to high school let this guide take the stress out of searching. We’ve compiled a list of the best Homestead schools near Homestead ARB to help you decide where to live. Suggested read: Homestead Air Reserve Base (Formerly AFB): In-Depth Welcome Center

Homestead ARB Schools

Homestead ARB does not offer extensive education on base however the surrounding counties have a plethora of elementary, middle, and high school options. See below for more information.

Homestead ARB Elementary Schools

Air Base K-8 Center 12829 SW 272 Street Homestead, Florida 33032


: 1 (305) 258-3676


: PK - 8th This school serves students on Homestead ARB from PK-8th. This is a magnet school that offers international programs and an extensive foreign language instruction. Check their website for detailed information.

Homestead ARB Middle Schools

The middle school on base is combined with the elementary school; see above.

Homestead ARB High Schools

There are no high schools on base. Students who live around Homestead ARB will attend a school in one of the districts listed below.

Homestead ARB Day Care

Homestead Air Reserve Base has a program to provide a safe, fun, and convenient place to drop your child off and to clear the stress of childcare during UTAs. The Homestead Child Care Program, an Air Force Reserve Command-funded program, has been available to Homestead Reservists for several years. This program offers free childcare during the UTA for all DEERS-enrolled children under the age of 13.

Homestead Schools Near Homestead ARB

There are three school districts near Homestead ARB that offer many options from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Monroe County School District, and Broward County School websites will help you gather the information you need to decide which school is best for you and your student.

Homestead Elementary Schools Near Homestead ARB

1. Irving & Beatrice Peskoe K-8 Center

Miami-Dade County Public Schools 29035 SW 144 Avenue Homestead, FL 33033


: 1 (305) 242.8340


: K - 8th K-8 center has approximately 901 students. They offer a rich and varied program of education for students in a well-maintained facility. Irving & Beatrice Peskoe's Faculty, Staff and Administration strive to create an ideal setting for your child’s education.

2. Avocado Elementary School

Miami-Dade County Public Schools 16969 SW 294th St Homestead, FL 33030


: 1 (305) 247-4942


: PK - 3rd The mission of Avocado Elementary is to educate by providing all students, staff, and community members with a variety of facilities, materials and learning opportunities that will nurture the intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and creative development of each individual.

3. Redondo Elementary School

Miami-Dade County Public Schools 18480 SW 304th St Homestead, FL 33030


: 1 (305) 247-5943


: PK - 5th Redondo Elementary is committed to achievement and excellence for all its students. Realizing the expectations of today’s society, the leadership, staff, and stakeholders continuously provide all students with quality instructional experiences.

4. Campbell Drive K-8 Center School

Miami-Dade County Public Schools 15790 SW 307th St Homestead, FL 33033


: 1 (305) 245-0270


: PK - 8th The children of Campbell Drive K–8 are the foundation of the school’s vision. The faculty and staff at CD K-8 is committed to steering the students to higher levels of academic success, which is evident in the caring and support demonstrated in its dedication and commitment to excellence. Homestead Middle Schools Near Homestead ARB

Homestead Middle Schools Near Homestead ARB

1. Homestead Middle School

Miami-Dade County Public Schools 650 NW 2nd Ave Homestead, FL 33030


: 1 (305) 247-4221


: 6th - 8th The mission of Homestead Middle School is to provide a rigorous and engaging curriculum in a safe, nurturing, collaborative environment, where a reflective, knowledgeable faculty welcomes students and addresses their diverse needs.

2. South Dade Middle School

Miami-Dade County Public Schools 29100 SW 194th Ave Homestead, FL 33030


: 1 (305) 224-5200


: 6th - 8th South Dade Middle School provides the highest quality education so that all of the students are empowered to lead productive and fulfilling lives as lifelong learners and responsible citizens.

3. Leisure City K-8 Center

Miami-Dade County Public Schools 14950 SW 288th St Homestead, FL 33033


: 1 (305) 247-5431


: PK - 8th At Leisure City K-8 Center, the mission is to have a positive impact on this community through providing a high-quality education in a safe, welcoming, and encouraging environment. They want students to feel loved, empowered, and encouraged to live out and to achieve their God given potential! Homestead High Schools Near Homestead ARB

Homestead High Schools Near Homestead ARB

1. Chambers High School

Miami-Dade County Public Schools 698 Homestead Blvd Homestead, FL 33030


: 1 (305) 909-6307


: 9th - 12th At Chambers High School, the students participate in a customized learning environment. They understand that not all students learn the same way. The learning platform is designed to support students who are over-age for grade in middle school, or they do not have enough credits to graduate from high school on time.

2. Homestead Senior High School

Miami-Dade County Public Schools 2351 SE 12th Ave Homestead, FL 33035


: 1 (305) 245-7000


: 9th - 12th The mission of Homestead Senior High School is to prepare students to develop their human potential and intellectual skills by providing a quality, relevant, and rigorous education in a safe learning environment so that students will become competitive and participatory citizens in a globalized world.

3. Somerset Preparatory Academy High School Homestead

Miami-Dade County Public Schools 3000 Se 9 Th St Homestead, FL 33035


: 1 (786) 509-6901


: 6th - 12th Empowering students to explore global learning opportunities to promote and enrich their communities and the communities they serve. Somerset Academy promotes a transformational culture that maximizes student achievement and the development of accountable, global learners in a safe and enriching environment that fosters high-quality education. Homestead Private Schools Near Homestead ARB

Homestead Private Schools Near Homestead ARB

There are approximately 35 private schools in the Homestead area and 34 percent of them are religious in nature. Many private schools are limited in the number of spaces available for new students, so parents should register early. Check the private school review website for more information. Day Cares Near Homestead ARB

Day Cares Near Homestead ARB

Choosing a day care is top priority when moving to a new duty station. Luckily, there are many in-home, private day cares, and preschools in Homestead, Florida. Only you know what is best for your child and here's a list of resources to help you in making that decision. Winnie is a wonderful resource for vetting day care facilities in your area, as well as Care.com. Don’t underestimate the value of Yelp reviews and make sure to visit the day care facility and take a tour whenever possible.


The public Homestead schools are above average so finding the right school should be easy with plenty of options to satisfy your changing needs. If you still have questions, don’t be shy, ask your neighbors or call Homestead ARB directly. If you need some extra help during school closure time, Tutor.com has military families covered. Go to https://military.tutor.com/home for more information!




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