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United States Army
459 Bouquet Road
Carlisle, PA 17013-5046
Each installation provides information about the types of schools and programs offered on or near your installation for your child. Learn about the types of programs, guidelines and requirements for each school. Whether you choose to send your child to a Department of Defense School, a private school or public school, your installation can help you explore all of your options to make the right decision for you and your child.
None on post. There are five school districts located within 12 miles of the Carlisle Barracks/US Army War College. The Carlisle Area School District (CASD) is the school district that serves the students living on Post and in the areas located closest to the Army War College. There are seven elementary schools (three serve the Post), two middle schools, and one high school in the CASD. 623 W. Penn Street, Carlisle, PA 17013, phone, 717-240-6800. The other school districts in the local are are Cumberland Valley, Boiling Springs, Mechanicsburg, Dillsburg, and Big Springs.
There are 501 school districts in the state of Pennsylvania. Five of those school districts are located within 12 miles of the Carlisle Barracks/US Army War College. We are pleased to report that public school systems in the Carlisle area and surrounding communities provide a quality educational experience for school-aged students. Due to the small size of our installation, there are not any public schools located on Post. Information about the Carlisle area school system can be researched below.
Students living on Carlisle Barracks primarily attend:
School Registration Information
Initial registration for all students attending any Carlisle Area District school should be completed online before arrival at the Carlisle Barracks. As soon as you know you are coming to the Army War College begin coordinating with your present counselor and the Carlisle Area School District Student Registrar, 717-240-6800, ext. 17803.
PLEASE NOTE: Call the registrar’s office before going to ensure that someone is in the office to register your students. Parents should hand-carry shot records, school transfer records, birth certificates, and any special paperwork, such as IEPs, standardized test results, letters for college recommendations from teachers & coaches, and course descriptions from your previous school.
The Carlisle School district assigns our (on post) Elementary and Middle School children to certain schools in August. If you have a preference, you can make a specific request when you register your child. Every effort is made to grant your request, but there are no guarantees. The decision will be made on quarters’ assignments, bus schedules, class sizes and number of children per Family. Representatives from the War College are present to insure fairness at the school assignment session. After receiving your Middle School assignment, go to the school and set up the club electives.
Required Information For New Student Registrations
Local public school districts require basically the same information from the parents in order to register their child for school. Please make sure all your child’s records are translated into English, so that the registrar is able to understand any information presented for enrolling your child for school.
The following information is required in order to register your child for school in the local public schools:
The Army Continuing Education System’s (ACES) mission is to vigorously promote lifelong learning opportunities to sharpen the competitive edge of the Army. ACES is committed to excellence in service, innovation and deployability. The ACES mission promotes lifelong learning, readiness and resilience through flexible and relevant education programs, services and systems in support of the Total Army family.
Education Counseling: Counselors are available to counsel military personnel, family members, retirees, and civilians to help them develop and achieve their personal goals for self-improvement in education. Counselors also provide education briefings, authorize tuition assistance/ credentialling assistance to Army military personnel, discuss veteran’s benefits and financial aid available, assist in the evaluation of military training and experience, oversee testing, and recommend, analyze and interpret results.
Testing: Army personnel testing is a large part of the testing program. Current tests available to Soldiers are as follows: Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT), Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB), Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT), Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), and the Selection Instrument for Flight Training (SIFT). The Carlisle Barracks Education Center also offers the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as well as the DoD Fire and Emergency Services Certification Program testing. Interest and skills inventories are also available. Testing is by appointment only.
The Multi-use Learning Facility (MLF) is located in Room 112 of building 632. Hours are 8 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Mon-Fri when not being used for testing. 717-245-4135
School Liaison Services provides access to a wide range of resources to facilitate smooth transitions for school-aged students from one installation to another.
School Liaison Officer (SLO) serves as a conduit of school information and is the primary point of contact for public and private school matters.
Our School Liaison Officer in Child & Youth Services is here to assist you and your Family with all dimensions of school life as you transition to the Carlisle Area.
Call the SLO at 717-245-4638.
Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC)
The College awards Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), and Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees, Certificates of Proficiency, and Diplomas. Program descriptions specify the courses to be taken and the credential awarded upon successful completion. Academic divisions include Business, Engineering and Technology; Communications, Arts, and Social Sciences; Mathematics, Science and Allied Health; and Workforce and Economic Development.
Located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Wilson College’s campus has gracious lawns, mature trees and rolling hills. The beautiful 300-acre campus is on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district and the Conococheague Creek runs through it.Wilson is an independent college dedicated to the education of women, rigorous study in the liberal arts and sciences, and strong career preparation. Wilson is committed to the life of the mind and spirit, to environmental sustainability, and to preparing articulate, ethical leaders who will serve their communities and professions effectively in an increasingly complex, interdependent, and global world. The College is distinguished by its supportive, diverse and close-knit community.
The first college chartered 1783, in the newly-recognized United States of America. It was named to honor John Dickinson, the penman of the American Revolution and a signer of the Constitution. It is a four-year program of study in the liberal arts. The academic calendar consists of fall and spring semesters and an optional summer term. Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art & art history, biochemistry and molecular biology, biology, chemistry, classical studies, computer science, dance and music, East Asian studies, economics, English, environmental science, environmental studies, French, geology, German, history, international business and management, international studies, Italian studies, Judaic studies, mathematics, medieval and early modern studies, music, philosophy, physics, policy studies, political science, psychology, religion, Russian, Russian area studies, sociology, Spanish, theatre arts, theatrical design, women's studies.
Founded in 1871 as the Cumberland Valley State Normal School, Shippensburg University is a member of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education and school of choice to more than 7,000 students. While most are Pennsylvania residents, Ship has also attracted students from 15 nations and 20 other states. Ship is located 40 miles southwest of Harrisburg in the beautiful Cumberland Valley.
Penn State Harrisburg
Penn State Harrisburg is an undergraduate college and graduate school of The Pennsylvania State University, one of the nation’s largest and most widely recognized academic institutions. The campus enrolls more than 4,600 students and offers more than 65 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs.
The college also offers the first two years of study leading to more than 160 baccalaureate majors offered throughout Penn State. At the transfer level, Penn State Harrisburg serves students from all Penn State campuses and from community colleges and other accredited colleges and universities.