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Military and Family Support Center
Naval Support Activity Bethesda
9045 Beale Rd
Bldg 11, Rm 111
Bethesda, MD 20889
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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.
Naval Support Activity Bethesda is zoned for Montgomery Public Schools. Families with school age children should contact the School Liaison for more specific information on area schools at 301-319-4087. More information can be found at the following websites:
There are no DoD schools at NSA Bethesda (NSAB) or Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), MD. However, MCPS has abundant educational opportunities for preschoolers through adults.
Montgomery County was named in honor of General Richard Montgomery, the first general to die fighting for American independence. General Montgomery died December 31, 1775. In September, 1776 Thomas Sprigg Wootton, delegate from Frederick County to the Maryland legislature introduced a bill "that after the first day of October next, such part of the said county of Frederick as is contained within the bounds and limits following, to wit: Beginning at the east side of the mouth of Rock Creek, on the Potomac river, and running thence with the said river to the mouth of Monocacy, then with a straight line to Parr's Spring, from thence with the lines of the county to the beginning, shall be, in and hereby erected into a new county called Montgomery County."
The Montgomery County Public School system is the largest school systems in Maryland and the 14th largest school systems in the country. The school system has students from 157 countries speaking 150 languages attending it's schools. The system consists of 135 elementary, 40 middle and 26 high schools, as well as special education centers, charter schools and technology centers. The system offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at 8 high schools, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) at 6 middle schools and a Primary Years Programme (PYP) at 1 elementary school. There are also a number of magnet and signature programs at the elementary, middle and high school level. Attendance areas for all students are based on the location of residence. Magnet and Signature programs are by application and acceptance only.
MCPS serves approximately 160,564 students. Graduation Rate for 2020 was 89.3%. Combine SAT Score for class 2020 was an average 1098 . The grading scale used in MCPS is 90-100= A 80-89=B 70-79=C 60-69=D and 0-59=E.
Valuable and up to date information about all schools and programs can be found on the home page of the school system.
Log on to MCPS website https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org to find information about:
There are a number of private and parochial schools in the area. In order to get specific information about a private school, you must contact the school directly. A directory of private schools in the area can be found at https://www.privateschoolreview.com/maryland/montgomery-county.
For information on the Home Schooling in Maryland and local procedures, contact the Montgomery County Public Schools Home Schooling Coordinator.
Throughout the National Capital Region there are numerous opportunities for Adult Education. Local area high schools and technology centers offer a variety of opportunities to further your education. Navy College Program can assist you in seeking out the program you are looking for. Visit Navy College to find out how to:
Additional information can be obtained from Maryland Department of Labor’s Division of Workforce Development and Adult Education Learning website - http://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment.
The School Liaison is the primary point of contact between the military installation, the local school administration, including the Department of Defense Education Agency (DoDEA) Schools, parents, and the community at large. The Navy School Liaison helps installation and regional commanders work with state departments of education and local school districts to ensure school personnel are aware of the stressors on military families brought on by frequent transitions and extended deployments. These education professionals are located on all major Navy installations and serve as "links" between Navy families and schools.
The School Liaison specializes in serving military families and offers a wide spectrum of services, enabling families to become more involved in their child's educational experience.
Navy School Liaisons provide seven core services to assist families: School Transition Services, Deployment Support, Home School Linkage/ Support, Special Education System Navigation, Partnerships in Education, Post-Secondary Preparations and, Command, School, Community Communications.
Parents with questions about school-age child education are encouraged to contact the installation School Liaison Office at 301-295-7849 or Military and Family Support Center at 301-319-4087.