THE BEST FORT LEE SCHOOLS: DAYCARE - HIGH SCHOOL
IntroductionLooking 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 NoticeDue 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 ServicesThe 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 EnrollmentTo 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 SchoolsChildren 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 SchoolsAll elementary schools are off post and listed below.
Fort Lee Middle SchoolsAll middle schools are off post and listed below.
Fort Lee High SchoolsAll high schools are off post and listed below.
Child Care at Fort LeeChild 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 CenterYorktown 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 LeeThe following elementary, middle, and high schools are all part of the Prince George County Public Schools district.
Phone:1 (301) 952-6000
Elementary Schools Near Fort Lee
1. David A. Harrison Elementary School, Pre-K-512900 E. Quaker Road Disputanta, VA 23842
Phone:1 (804) 991-2242
2. L.L. Beazley Elementary School, Pre-K-56700 Courthouse Road Prince George, VA 23875
Phone:1 (804) 733-2745
3. North Elementary School, Pre-K-511106 Old Stage Road Prince George, VA 23875
Phone:1 (804) 458-8922
4. South Elementary School, Pre-K-513400 Prince George Drive Disputanta, VA 23842
Phone:1 (804) 733-2755
5. W.A. Walton Elementary School, Pre-K-54101 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, 6-711455 Prince George Drive Disputanta, VA 23842
Phone:1 (804) 733-2740
2. N.B. Clements Junior High School, 8-97800 Laurel Spring Road Prince George, VA 23875
Phone:1 (804) 733-2730
Public High Schools near Fort Lee
1. Prince George High School, 10-127801 Laurel Spring Road Prince George, VA 23875
Phone:1 (804) 733-2720
Charter Schools Near Fort LeeCharter 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 LeeTo 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
- U.S. Department of Education
- Virginia Department of Education
- Virginia PTA
- Reading is Fundamental
- Military Child Education Coalition
- Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families
ConclusionResearching 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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