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United States Air Force
152 Arnold Ave SW Bldg 4472
Washington, DC 20032
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.
JBAB Housing area is zoned for DC Public Schools, Ward 8. There is a school transportation option at JBAB for students who live on base. Families with school age children should contact the School Liaison Officer for more specific information on area schools. More information can be found on the following websites:
District of Columbia
DC has a neighborhood school system and the designated schools for housing areas on JBAB are Leckie Elementary School, Hart MS, Ballou SHS. School profiles for the neighborhood schools may be viewed or printed by accessing the following link.
DC residents may participate in enrollment in other public schools outside of the neighborhood boundaries during the annual Out of Boundary Lottery which takes place in February of each year. Parents can select other schools outside of the neighborhood boundaries for their child for the following school year. Information on the Out of Boundary Lottery is available online.
Families relocating to JBAB should contact the JBAB School Liaison Officer (SLO) at 202-404-1014 for specific guidance on school choice. Families are encouraged to contact the SLO whenever assistance is needed with the placement of any school age child.
Residing on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Families residing on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling can select from the following options for preschool through 12th grade school age children:
Maryland or Virginia
Families considering relocating to nearby Maryland or Virginia can explore schools by neighborhood using the school boundary link on Maryland or Virginia Department of Education websites.
Maryland counties near JBAB include Prince Georges County and Montgomery County. JBAB is within commuting distance to the City of Alexandria and the following Virginia Counties: Fairfax County, Arlington County, Loudon County, and Prince William County.
School Bus Program
The JBAB School Bus Program is part of the Military and Family Support Center and operates out of the Youth Center, 4485 Arnold Avenue, Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, Washington, DC 20032. The School Bus Program provides specific information on schools available through the school bus transportation service. Families relocating to JBAB should contact the School Liaison Officer 202-404-1014 or the School Bus Office 202-767-8138 to obtain a complete package of information on school choice, and bussing for JBAB residents.
There is an Education Center on JBAB. Provides assistance to military personnel, civilians, retirees and family members. Education Center ensures Airmen have off-duty education opportunities that allow them to develop personal and professional knowledge desired as an incentive for recruitment, retention, and readiness. They will provide full education support and services. Contact the JBAB Office at 202-284-4438/4425.
Grades available: Pre-K through 12
Entrance Requirements: Proof of immunizations, birth certificate, proof of residence, and Social Security number.
Transfer requirements: Latest report Card or transfer form, proof of immunizations, proof of residence, and Social Security number.
For more information on area schools, visit the following websites:
For kindergarten, your child must turn five (5) years of age on or before September 30th to be eligible. Click here for more information.
Preschool is not mandatory, but available in most DCPS elementary schools. All elementary schools in DCPS offer pre-kindergarten.
For preschool, your child must turn three (3) years of age on or before September 30th to be eligible. Pre-Kindergarten, your child must turn four years of age on or before September 30th to be eligible.