FORT LEONARD WOOD SCHOOLS: DAY CARE - HIGH SCHOOL
IntroductionLooking for day cares, 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 Leonard Wood.
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COVID-19 NoticeDue to the ongoing 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.
Missouri School EnrollmentTo be enrolled in a Missouri school, a child must be at least 5 years old before Aug. 1 of the school year. A child is also eligible for admission to kindergarten if they are a military dependent and have successfully completed an accredited prekindergarten program or have attended an accredited kindergarten program in another state. 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 Missouri's minimum vaccine requirements for children in day care or school, visit the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website. Check with the school for additional requirements.
Fort Leonard Wood SchoolsThe post's School Support Services website has information on the Fort Leonard Wood school district, other area school districts, homeschooling in Missouri, transition support, and more. 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. Children living on Fort Leonard Wood attend schools in the Waynesville R-VI School District. There are currently no DoDEA schools on Fort Leonard Wood, but there are four Waynesville R-VI School District schools on post.
Fort Leonard Wood Day Care and Early Childhood Centers
Williams Early Childhood CenterBirth-age 5 12225 Pulaski Ave. Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
Phone: 1 (573) 842-2650
Fort Leonard Wood Elementary Schools
Phone: 1 (573) 842-2600
Phone: 1 (573) 842-2200
Phone: 1 (573) 842-2625
Fort Leonard Wood Middle SchoolsThere are no middle schools on Fort Leonard Wood. Nearby public middle schools are listed below.
Fort Leonard Wood High SchoolsThere are no high schools on Fort Leonard Wood. Nearby public high schools are listed below.
Waynesville R-VI School District SchoolsThe Waynesville R-VI School District serves children living on Fort Leonard Wood, in the city of St. Robert, and within the Waynesville district lines.
Waynesville R-VI School District200 Fleetwood Drive Waynesville, MO 65583
Phone: 1 (573) 842-2097 The following list of elementary, middle, and high schools and other educational institutions near Fort Leonard Wood are all part of the Waynesville R-VI School District. For more information, visit the district's website.
Public Elementary Schools Near Fort Leonard Wood
Phone: 1 (573) 842-2150
Freedom ElementaryGrades K-5 286 Eastlawn Ave. Saint Robert, MO 65584
Phone: 1 (573) 842-2100
Public Sixth Grade Centers Near Fort Leonard Wood
Waynesville Sixth Grade CenterGrade 6 810 Roosevelt St. Waynesville, MO 65583
Phone: 1 (573) 842-2300
Public Middle Schools Near Fort Leonard Wood
Waynesville Middle SchoolGrades 7-8 1001 Historic Route 66 Waynesville, MO 65583
Phone: 1 (573) 842-2550
Public High Schools Near Fort Leonard Wood
Phone: 1 (573) 842-2400
Public Career Centers Near Fort Leonard Wood
Waynesville Career CenterGrades 9-12, some adult student programs 400 G.W. Lane Waynesville, MO 65583
Phone: 1 (573) 842-2500
Charter Schools Near Fort Leonard WoodCharter schools are public schools of choice that are tuition-free, serve all students, and have open enrollment. For more information about charter schools in Missouri, visit the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's website.
Private Schools Near Fort Leonard WoodTo search for local private schools in Missouri, 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.
Child and Youth Services at Fort Leonard WoodThe Fort Leonard Wood Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation website has a wealth of information and resources for your family. The website links to Fort Leonard Wood's many youth services, which include child development centers, a youth center, youth sports and fitness programs, and more. Child and youth programs at Fort Leonard Wood offer 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. For information on enrollment in child care programs, program fees, and registration, visit the Fort Leonard Wood MWR Child and Youth 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.
Fort Leonard Wood Child Care OptionsFamily Child Care Family Child Care offers home-based child care for children 4 weeks to 12 years old in government housing. Family Child Care providers may provide full-day, part-day, weekend, and hourly care. Child Development Centers
Parent and Outreach Services13486 Replacement Ave. Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
Phone: 1 (573) 596-0238 Fort Leonard Wood has three child development centers that provide care for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. For more information on the centers, contact Parent and Outreach Services. School Age Care Center Building 616, Replacement Avenue Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
Phone: 1 (573) 596-0239 This center offers before- and after-school care for youth in first through fifth or sixth grade (depending on school configurations). The center also offers full-day care on school holidays and teacher in-service days, as well as day camps during school breaks. Middle School Teen Center 2538 Young St. Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
Phone: 1 (573) 596-0209 This center offers programs for students in sixth through 12th grade. The center provides a daily after-school program, social programs, field trips, and more.
Additional Education Resources
- U.S. Department of Education
- Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
- Missouri 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 post's school liaison officer for help and additional resources.
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