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The Best Fort Lee Schools: Daycare – High School (2020 Edition)
The Best Fort Lee SchoolsThe Best Fort Lee Schools

The Best Fort Lee Schools: Daycare – High School (2020 Edition)

Introduction

Looking for day care, schools and educational opportunities at your new duty station can feel daunting. Researching your options is no small task, but we’re here to help! Read on for information on local public school districts, charter schools, private schools, and child care facilities at Fort Lee.

Suggested Read: Fort Lee Virginia: In-Depth Welcome Center

COVID-19 Notice

Due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, schools and other youth services may be closed or operating on a reduced schedule. Check the venue or school’s website or call for more information on attendance guidelines and restrictions.

Fort Lee Child and Youth Services

The Fort Lee Child and Youth Services website has a wealth of information and resources for your family. The website links to the post’s many youth services, which include child development centers, youth centers, youth sports programs, and school support services.

The School Support Services website has information on area school districts, home schooling in Virginia, special education resources, and the youth sponsorship program, which matches incoming children with a fellow student who can guide them in their new community. The website also has contact information for the post’s school liaison officer, who can provide information and guidance on area schools as well as educational resources for your children.

Virginia School Enrollment

Virginia School Enrollment

To be enrolled in a Virginia school, a child must be at least 5 years old by Sept. 30 of the school year. Registration typically requires a birth certificate or other proof of the child’s age and the child’s previous school records and immunization records. For details on Virginia’s minimum vaccine requirements for students in grades K-12, visit the Virginia Department of Education website. Check with individual schools for additional requirements.

Fort Lee Schools

Children living on Fort Lee attend Prince George County Public Schools. There are currently no DODEA schools on the Fort Lee installation. School-age children living off post attend a variety of other area school districts, including Chesterfield County Public Schools, Colonial Heights Public Schools, Dinwiddie County Public Schools, Hopewell City Public Schools, and Petersburg City Public Schools.

For more information on Prince George County Public Schools, including school calendars, student and parent resources, military family resources, and board of education information, visit the district’s website.

Fort Lee Elementary Schools

All elementary schools are offbase and listed below.

Fort Lee Middle Schools

All middle schools are offbase and listed below.

Fort Lee High Schools

All high schools are offbase and listed below.

Child Care at Fort Lee

Child Care at Fort Lee

Child and Youth Services at Fort Lee offers parents and children a full spectrum of support, with flexible hourly, part-day, and full-day child care options, as well as before- and after-school care for older children. Other programs include SKIES Unlimited instructional programs; youth sports and fitness programs; Parents Night Out; and more.

Children must be registered with Parent Central Services for most programs. For information on program fees and registration, visit the Parent Central Services website.

Another helpful resource for military families is MilitaryChildCare.com. This DOD website provides comprehensive information on military-operated or military-approved child care programs worldwide. Once you create an account and a profile on this website, you can search the full range of military child care options, request care, and remain on waitlists for a preferred program even after being offered care by another program.

1. Family Child Care

Family Child Care offers home-based care in post housing for children 4 weeks to 12 years old. Family Child Care providers may provide part-day, full-day, extended, overnight, weekend, and hourly care.

2. Battle Drive Child Development Center

Battle Drive, Building 10620
Fort Lee, VA 23801
Phone: 1 (804) 734-2884 or 1 (804) 734-2894

This center provides full-day child care for children 6 weeks to 5 years old.

3. Sisisky Child Development Center

Sisisky Boulevard, Building 10624
Fort Lee, VA 23801
Phone: 1 (804) 734-1093 or 1 (804) 734-1091

This center provides full-day child care for children 6 weeks to 5 years old.

4. Battle Annex Child Development Center

Sisisky Boulevard, Building 10622
Fort Lee, VA 23801
Phone: 1 (804) 734-2933 or 1 (804) 734-2958

This center offers part-day preschool programs for children 3 to 5 years old and a part-day Strong Beginnings Pre-K program for children 4 to 5 years old.

5. School Age Center

Yorktown Drive, Building 10605
Fort Lee, VA 23801
Phone: 1 (804) 765-3763 or 1 (804) 765-3757

This center provides before- and after-school care for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The center also provides winter camp, spring break camp, and summer camp programs.

6. Youth Center

Yorktown Drive, Building 10619
Fort Lee, VA 23801
Phone: 1 (804) 734-2870 or 1 (804) 734-2871
The Youth Center has a middle school and teen programs for youth in sixth through 12th grade.

Schools Near Fort Lee

Schools Near Fort Lee

The following elementary, middle, and high schools are all part of the Prince George County Public Schools district.

Prince George County Public Schools District

14201 School Lane
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Phone: 1 (301) 952-6000

Elementary Schools Near Fort Lee

1. David A. Harrison Elementary School, Pre-K-5

12900 E. Quaker Road
Disputanta, VA 23842
Phone: 1 (804) 991-2242

2. L.L. Beazley Elementary School, Pre-K-5

6700 Courthouse Road
Prince George, VA 23875
Phone: 1 (804) 733-2745

3. North Elementary School, Pre-K-5

11106 Old Stage Road
Prince George, VA 23875
Phone: 1 (804) 458-8922

4. South Elementary School, Pre-K-5

13400 Prince George Drive
Disputanta, VA 23842
Phone: 1 (804) 733-2755

5. W.A. Walton Elementary School, Pre-K-5

4101 Courthouse Road
Prince George, VA 23875
Phone: 1 (804) 733-2750

Public Middle and Junior High Schools Near Fort Lee

1. J.E.J. Moore Middle School, 6-7

11455 Prince George Drive
Disputanta, VA 23842
Phone: 1 (804) 733-2740

2. N.B. Clements Junior High School, 8-9

7800 Laurel Spring Road
Prince George, VA 23875
Phone: 1 (804) 733-2730

Public High Schools near Fort Lee

1. Prince George High School, 10-12

7801 Laurel Spring Road
Prince George, VA 23875
Phone: 1 (804) 733-2720

Charter Schools Near Fort Lee

Charter schools are public schools of choice that are tuition-free, serve all students, and have open enrollment. For more information about the 8 charter schools in Virginia, visit the Virginia Department of Education’s website.

Private Schools Near Fort Lee

Private Schools Near Fort Lee

To search for local private schools in Virginia, visit the National Center for Education Statistics website and use the private school search tool. Users may search by location, religious affiliation, school type, and more.

Additional Education Resources

Conclusion

Researching child care options and schools for your family can be stressful, but it’s an important part of any PCS. Be sure to talk with your children about their hopes and concerns for their new school. Including children in discussions about their new school will help them feel more at home at their new duty station. And don’t be afraid to reach out to the Fort Lee school liaison officer for help and additional resources!

 

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