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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Dayton, Ohio

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Schools & Education

Wright-Patterson AFB School Liaison Officer
88th ABW/CVL
2000 Allbrook Drive 
Area A, Building 2
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-5315

Phone 937-656-0942
Phone (DSN) 312-986-0942
Fax 937-656-2946
Fax (DSN) 312-986-2946

Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sat and Sun - closed 
Federal Holidays - closed

Local Schools

The surrounding areas of Wright-Patterson offer many educational opportunities for school age children; from public, private, and home schooling to meeting special needs. Both on and off base educational services provide a number of possibilities to military members, their families and civilian employees. Wright-Patt also has an online PenPal Program. There are no schools on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Military families' children residing in Military Family Housing attend school at either Mad River Schools or Fairborn Schools.

Local area schools request, at a minimum, the following information in order to register your child(ren) in school: Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Shot Records, Last Report Card, Custody Papers (if applicable).

A child must be five years of age on or before September 30 of the current school year to be eligible to enroll in kindergarten and six years of age on or before September 30 of the current school year to be eligible to enroll in the first grade. A child must complete an approved kindergarten program to be eligible to enroll in first grade. To seek a waiver for school age requirements, contact the school district of choice.

For information on meals, bus service, before/after school programs, schools sports, or exceptional Children programs, enrollment size, grading systems any unique opportunities such as Magnet Schools go to: The Ohio Department of Education Home Page, which provides information about all 88 Ohio School Districts.

The Interactive Local Report Card (iLRC) is an interactive tool developed for parents, educators, lawmakers, community members, and researchers to provide current and historical Local Report Card data. You will be able to locate information about the school or district such as proficiency test results, graduation rates, financial data, and demographics.

To Search by counties surrounding Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, go to the iRLC website and look at the information for Clark, Greene and/or Montgomery County. Any other schools, please contact your Airman & Family Readiness Center for information at 937-257-3592 or DSN 312-787-3592.

Gifted Programs

For information about Gifted Programs, parents can research the Ohio Association for Gifted Children web site.

Home Schooling

Wright-Patterson military families interested in home schooling their children can contact the School Liaison Officer to request a home school resource brochure and meet other military families pursuing the home school option by visiting the homeschooling website.

Private Schools

Military families interested in learning more about private schools in communities around Wright-Patterson can click here.

The web site serves as a great resource for parents looking for information on specific Catholic schools in communities around Wright-Patterson AFB. 

School Liaison Officer

Wright-Patterson School Liaison Officer's (SLO) role is to coordinate and assist school-aged children and youth of Air Force Parents with educational opportunities and information necessary to achieve academic success. Proactively working in partnership with existing base programs/initiatives, the SLO will:

  1. Help identify, communicate (inform base leadership), and seek resolution concerning issues/barriers to academic success by encouraging relationships between school, military families, installation and community.
  2. Promote the importance of parent involvement to Air Force military members (during registration/transitions/deployments) of school-aged children in their student's education.
  3. Develop programs/provide training to help teachers/counselors/principals/superintendents/coaches better understand the unique needs/gifts of the military child/family.
  4. Support on-going base educational/recreational programs and training initiatives designed to enhance the military family lifestyle.

Adult Education

The Education Office offers testing for the following: Regents College Examination Program, ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, National Teachers Exam (Praxis Series), CLEP/DANTES. Testing services offered are for military only, with the exception of the National Teachers Exam (Praxis Series) and CLEP/DANTES, which are offered to both military and civilians.

Base personnel are referred to Fairborn and Stebbins High Schools for the Graduate Equivalent Diploma (GED).

Special Education/EFMP

For information on services available to exceptional children through the public school system, contact the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), 937-656-0946, so that all services, in addition to education, may be coordinated for inbound personnel.

Homes Near Base

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