By Chris Walker


You’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.

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: Fort Knox KY: In-Depth Welcome Center

COVID-19 Notice

Before 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

Childcare on Fort Knox

Fort Knox Child Development Center and School Age Center

4249 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 Services

533 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

FT Knox Schools

Fort Lee School Liaison Officer

As 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 District

281 Fayette Ave Fort Knox, KY 40121 (502) 624-2345

Fort Knox Elementary Schools

1. Kingsolver Elementary School, Pre-K-5

844 Old Ironside Bldg 1390 Fort Knox, KY 40121 1 (502) 626-2500

2. Van Voorhis, Pre-K-5

120 Folger St, Bldg 5550 Fort Knox, KY 40121 1 (502) 624-6000

Fort Knox Middle Schools

1. Scoot Intermediate School, 6-8

266 Mississippi St, Bldg 7474 Fort Knox, KY 40121 1 (502) 624-2236

Fort Knox High Schools

1. Fort Knox Middle High School, 9-12

266 Maine St, Bldg 7501 Fort Knox, KY 40121 1 (502) 624-7030 Schools Near Fort Knox

Schools Near Fort Knox

Fort Knox sits along the Kentucky-Indiana border and nine county school districts so there are plenty of choices for your children.

Hardin County Schools

65 W. A. Jenkins Rd Elizabethtown, KY 42701 1 (270) 769-8800 This large school district contains thirteen elementary schools, six middle schools, and three high schools, plus early college and career centers, adult education and more.

Meade County School System 

1155 Old Ekron Rd Brandenburg, KY 40108 1 (270) 422-7500 This small district has eight schools including six elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school whose campus contains a Freshman Academy, and Alternate Learning Center.

Elizabethtown Independent

219 Helm St Elizabethtown, KY 42701 1 (270) 765-2158 Another small Kentucky district of around 2,400 students whose schools maintain a small student to teacher ratio (16:1). There are two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school.

West Point Independent School District 

209 N 13th St West Point, KY 40177 1 (502) 922-9372 This tiny school district is, in fact, a single school that teaches Pre-K through eighth grade.

Bullitt County Public Schools 

1040 Hwy 44 E Shepherdsville, KY 40165 1 (502) 869-8000 This large Kentucky district has thirteen elementary schools, six middle schools, and three high schools.

Jefferson County Public Schools 

3322 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY 40218 1 (502) 313-4357 This massive district comprises 168 schools. A complete list can be found here and a handy school locator tool based on where you live can be found here.

Breckinridge County Schools

86 Airport Rd Hardinsburg, KY 40143 1 (270) 756-3000 Another small Kentucky district is made of four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school and technology center.

Nelson County Schools

288 Wildcat Lane Bardstown, KY 40004 1 (502) 349-7000 This district contains an early learning center, three elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools, as well as two Pre-K - 8th grade schools.

Grayson County Schools

790 Shaw Station Rd Leitchfield, KY 42754 1 (270) 259-4011 This district of around 4,000 students is made up of eight schools; four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school and tech center.

LaRue County Public Schools

208 College St Hodgenville, KY 42748 1 (270) 358-4111 Two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school make up this small school district.

Child Care Options Near Fort Knox

Off-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 Knox

Private Schools Near Fort Knox

With 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.


Finding 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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