MCAS NEW RIVER SCHOOLS: DAYCARE - HIGH SCHOOL
By Tracy Fuga
IntroductionMoving to a new duty station has its challenges. You have to find a place to live, learn to navigate the area, and figure out where your kids are attending school or what childcare facilities are available for your children. Luckily, there will be no shortage of quality schools and options for your children around Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River. See for yourself.
Suggested Read:MCAS New River: In-Depth Welcome Center
North Carolina School EnrollmentTo be enrolled in a New Carolina school for kindergarten, a child must turn 5 on or before August 31 of the school year. Registration typically requires a birth certificate or other proof of the child’s age, documentation of residency and the child’s previous school records and immunization records. Visit the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction website for more information. Check with individual schools for additional enrollment requirements prior to arriving.
Schools in MCAS New RiverThere are no DOD schools on the installation. For service personnel living on Marine Corps Air Station New River, you will send your child to nearby Camp Lejeune. Otherwise, your child attends school in the district connected to your mailing address. Wherever they attend, rest assured that they’ll have access to the finest education possible. And if your child requires extra assistance, there are a number of assistance programs through the school liaison.
MCAS New River Elementary SchoolsAll elementary schools are off base and listed below.
MCAS New River Middle SchoolsAll middle schools are off base and listed below.
MCAS New River High SchoolsAll high schools are off base and listed below.
Schools Near MCAS New RiverThere are a number of public schools, charter schools, private schools and other options for school-aged children living near MCAS New River.
Camp Lejeune School District2028 Bevin St. Camp Lejeune, NC 28547
Phone: 1 (910) 451-2575 Camp Lejeune School District has seven schools, including four primary and elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, and one high school. The Camp Lejeune Schools are part of DoDEA Americas’ Mid-Atlantic District and serve students living on Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River.
Onslow County School District200 Broadhurst Road Jacksonville, NC 28540
Phone: 1 (910) 455-2211 The Onslow County School District serves over 27,000 students with 39 educational facilities, including 20 elementary schools, eight middle schools, seven high schools, as well as an early college high school, early childhood development center, alternative learning program and the Eastern North Carolina Regional Skills Center. Military families can find extra help here for transition resources and a full directory of schools can be found here.
Elementary Schools Near MCAS New River
1. DeLalio Elementary School
District: Camp Lejeune School District 1500 Curtis Road Jacksonville, NC 28540
Phone: 1 (910) 449-0601 About a mile from MCAS New River sits DeLalio Elementary School. The school serves approximately 150 students in grades pre-K through fifth. DeLalio is on base at Camp Lejeune and was named for Lt. Col. Armond Hector DeLalio.
2. Heroes Elementary School
District: Camp Lejeune School District 100 Barnett Way Camp Lejeune, NC 28547
Phone: 1 (910) 449-8000 Heroes Elementary School is about eight miles from MCAS New River’s front gate. The nearly 800 pre-K through fifth grade students at Heroes benefit from small class sizes, the latest educational technology and curriculum support.
3. Tarawa Terrace Elementary School
District: Camp Lejeune School District 84 Iwo Jima Blvd. Camp Lejeune, NC 28543
Phone: 1 (910) 450-1635 Less than nine miles from MCAS New River’s front gate sits Tarawa Terrace Elementary School. The elementary school opened in its current state in 2011 and enrolls more than 450 students from pre-K through fifth grade
4. Johnson Primary School
District: Camp Lejeune School District 2027 Stone St. Camp Lejeune, NC 28547
Phone: 1 (910) 451-2431 Less than 11 miles from MCAS New River’s front gate sits Johnson Primary School. The primary school opened in 2005 and enrolls approximately 550 students from preschool through second grade. The staff at Johnson includes special area teachers for art, music, physical education, media skills and Spanish.
5. Bitz Intermediate School
District: Camp Lejeune School District 2028 Bevin St. Camp Lejeune, NC 28547
Phone: 1 (910) 451-2575 Bitz Intermediate School opened its doors in 2006 and enrolls approximately 350 students across third, fourth and fifth grade. The school emphasizes gifted resources and advanced reading so students who test at higher levels and math support for all.
Middle Schools Near MCAS New River
1. Brewster Middle School
District: Camp Lejeune School District 883 Stone St. Camp Lejeune, NC 28547
Phone: 1 (910) 451-2561 Brewster Middle School sits about 10 miles from MCAS New River’s front gate. The middle school enrolls about 450 sixth through eighth graders. The school houses four technology labs and supports exploratory learning.
High Schools Near MCAS New River
1. Lejeune High School
District: Camp Lejeune School District 835 Stone St. Camp Lejeune, NC 28547
Phone: 1 (910) 451-2451 Lejeune High School was founded in 1944 and is located on base at Camp Lejeune, serving about 500 students. The school was renovated and reconstructed recently and offers a variety of clubs and athletic programs to set up students for success.
Charter Schools Near MCAS New RiverCharter schools are public schools of choice that are tuition-free, serve all students, and have open enrollment. There are hundreds of public charter schools in North Carolina; there is one located in Onslow County near MCAS New River. For more information about the charter schools in North Carolina, visit the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s website.
Phone: 1 (910) 219-8603
Private Schools Near MCAS New RiverParents who choose to send their children to a private school near MCAS New River are met with over a dozen options serving nearly 2,000 students. Most of the private schools in the area have a religious affiliation but they do not skimp on academics. According to Private School Review, these are the best private schools in the area.
1. St. Anne’s Parish Day School711 Henderson Drive Jacksonville, NC 28540
Phone: 1 (910) 347-0755 St. Anne's Parish Day School offers a Christian learning environment to students in nursery, preschool and elementary school, up to second grade. The school enrolls nearly 350 students and was established in 1959.
2. Living Water Christian School3980 Gum Branch Road Jacksonville, NC 28540
Phone: 1 (910) 938-7017 LWCS is a college-preparatory school that services more than 275 students from pre-K through 12th grade. The students benefit from small class sizes and a variety of athletic programs.
3. Liberty Christian Academy215 Kinston Highway Richlands, NC 28574
Phone: 1 (910) 430-0741 Liberty Christian Academy is a large non-denominational Christian school serving nearly 500 students in Onslow and Duplin counties. The school has been providing a quality education to pre-K through 12th grade students since 2013.
Daycares Near MCAS New RiverLeaving your child in someone else’s care is not an easy decision. When looking for the right daycare facility, reading reviews on sites like Care.com and Yelp and visiting a few options in person when possible is the best way to make a decision about where to send your child. There is also a Child and Youth Program on base at MCAS New River that includes child development centers, family child care and a youth center.
ConclusionMoving so often can be difficult for you and your children but ensuring their education is taken care of right away helps alleviate this burden. There are plenty of school options near MCAS New River and the surrounding area to make sure your children’s mental and physical well-being will be well taken care of. Use the above information to help narrow down the choices so you can rest easy and spend your time on something else, like finding new restaurants to try or just enjoying the best paddling and fishing in eastern North Carolina.
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