THE BEST FORT KNOX SCHOOLS: DAYCARE - HIGH SCHOOL
By Chris Walker
IntroductionYou’ve received your PCS orders to Fort Knox, Kentucky, home of the world famous Fort Knox Bullion Depository as well as eight major commands and several other major units which make up a population well over 10,000. Located just south of Louisville, Kentucky and along Indiana’s Southern border, this base has a lot of options for school districts and childcare. Here is a short guide to help you get organized as you make your move and get your family settled.
Suggested Read: Fort Knox KY: In-Depth Welcome Center
COVID-19 NoticeBefore you get started, be sure to check Fort Knox’s COVID-19 update page for all updates including those affecting childcare and schools.
Childcare on Fort Knox
Fort Knox Child Development Center and School Age Center4249 Bullion Ave Fort Knox, KY 40121 1 (502) 624-6702 There are several options on Fort Knox including a Child Development Centers (CDC), the Army School Age Center, babysitter referral services, and alternative child care options. For details on each option and related COVID-19 updates, visit the Child Youth Services Online Services page.
Parent Central Services533 Spearhead Division Ave Bldg 500 Fort Knox, KY 40121 1 (501) 624-6703 The first stop for childcare is to register with Parental Central Services. This is your one stop shop to enroll your children in childcare, youth programs, sports and fitness teams or classes, and tutoring. To enroll in programs, visit the MWR Online Services page here. To enroll in childcare, go to www.militarychildcare.com.
FT Knox Schools
Fort Lee School Liaison OfficerAs soon as you get your orders, you should contact the School Liaison Officer at 1 (502) 624-2305 to help guide you through yours and your childrens’ transition. The schools on Fort Knox are part of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA). Information about the district, hours, and Superintendent can be found here. School registration and requirements can be found on the DODEA page here. There are four schools on Fort Knox including two elementary schools, one intermediate school, and one middle and high school which serves over 1,500 students. We’ve also included a handy list of housing areas served by each school.
Fort Knox Community School District281 Fayette Ave Fort Knox, KY 40121 (502) 624-2345
Fort Knox Elementary Schools
1. Kingsolver Elementary School, Pre-K-5844 Old Ironside Bldg 1390 Fort Knox, KY 40121 1 (502) 626-2500
2. Van Voorhis, Pre-K-5120 Folger St, Bldg 5550 Fort Knox, KY 40121 1 (502) 624-6000
Fort Knox Middle Schools
1. Scoot Intermediate School, 6-8266 Mississippi St, Bldg 7474 Fort Knox, KY 40121 1 (502) 624-2236
Fort Knox High Schools
1. Fort Knox Middle High School, 9-12266 Maine St, Bldg 7501 Fort Knox, KY 40121 1 (502) 624-7030
Schools Near Fort KnoxFort Knox sits along the Kentucky-Indiana border and nine county school districts so there are plenty of choices for your children. here and a handy school locator tool based on where you live can be found here.
Child Care Options Near Fort KnoxOff-post families may still utilize on-post childcare as long as they are active duty. Off-post child care options are plentiful, especially in the Louisville area, however, here are the top ten childcare options near Fort Knox.
Private Schools Near Fort KnoxWith Fort Knox surrounded by nine counties and two states, there are many options for private schools in the local area. Here is a list of the top 30 nearest to Fort Knox.
ConclusionFinding the right fit for your children, be it on or off base schools or daycare, can be a stressful task. With this handy guide, we hope to make that task a little easier so you can get on with the dozen other things you have to do to get settled during your PCS. Don’t forget to check each school district’s site for COVID updates and contact the School Liaison Officer as soon as you get your orders to help ease your transition.
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