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United States Army
Building 10 General Patton Road
Hohenfels Germany 92366
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.
The Hohenfels community is served by an on-post elementary school and an on-post mid/high school. Specific information about both schools, bus service, sports programs, and before or after school programs can be found at the school websites:
In general children will attend a Department of Dependents Educational Activities (DoDEA) sponsored school. The option of home schooling and attendance of a local school is available. It is easy for very young preschool age children to adapt to the new language and curriculum. However, older children often have a difficult time as teaching methodology as well as language are very different from American institutions. DoDEA provide a schooling for kindergarten, elementary middle and high school students to the children of Department of Defense military and civilian stationed in Europe.
DoDEA provide education for children kindergarten through grade 12. DoDEA schools are accredited by the North Central Association. Standardized test scores for these schools are available through the DoDEA data center.
Standardized test scores for the Hohenfels Community are available through the DoDEA Data Center.
DoD Contractors Note: Children of contractors are authorized attendance on a Space Guaranteed Tuition Paying (Federally Connected) basis. Minor dependents of DoD U.S. Government contractor personnel supported by a contract authorizing dependent education on a tuition-paying basis, Technical Experts accredited by the DoD Contracting Personnel Office are included in this entitlement. This also includes enrollment under the exception to the Feeder Plan.
Please ensure that the following records are available at the time of registration: Previous school records, child's social security number, report card, birth certificate, orders assigning soldier to Hohenfels w/command sponsorship of child, passport and valid ID card of parent or child and current immunization records. Also, be ready to provide local and stateside emergency contact telephone numbers and addresses and your local contact information.
Age requirement are:
If you have any questions about exceptions, contact DoDEA.
Soldiers and federal service employees hired from the USA are allowed to use DoDEA schools free of tuition. Effective school year (SY) 2002-03 a tuition waiver granted equal enrollment priority to dependents of appropriated fund (APF) full-time, local-hire employees and NAF full-time, local-hire employees. Sponsor may still be required to submit the following documents until further instructions are given: Sponsor's SF50, Sponsor and student ID cards, Transportation Agreement or latest LES, PCS orders and Previous school records, and Immunization records.
School Lunch Program
The AAFES school meal program is approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This means that the AAFES school meal program follows the same regulations and guidelines as schools throughout the United States. AAFES provides Free and Reduced-Price meals for students who qualify under Federal Guidelines. The school menus follow USDA nutritional requirements.
Reduced Lunch Program
Families meeting certain financial criteria may qualify for the reduced lunch program. AAFES manages this program and applications are received at https://freeandreducedapps.aafes.com/
Requirement for Local National or Home School Students
Military and civilian sponsors of school-age children who do not plan to enroll their children in a DoDEA school must complete a registration form to indicate that their children will be enrolled in a host-nation school or in a home school program. Registration forms should be returned to School Liaison Officer, in Building 10.
Due to the overseas location any Special Education needs are limited to those who have gone through the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) enrollment process. Hohenfels is designated a Category 4 community for the purpose of Exceptional Family Member Program and offers all the services attendant to the designation. The EFMP deals with cases on an INDIVIDUAL BASIS. There are very little special education services available. The German system does not take non-German citizens.
Special Transportation to and from school is available for Elementary and High School students.
The High School has one teacher for students that are determined to be in need of MILD to MODERATE Learning Impairment assistance.
The Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS) provide education for children kindergarten through grade 12. DoDDS schools are accredited by the North Central Association.
Hohenfels Elementary SchoolHohenfels High School
There are several private schools in the Hohenfels area.Contact the School Liaison Officer for information about private, international and German schools.
Home schooling is authorized for DoDEA eligible families. For more information about homeschooling and auxiliary enrollment with DoDEA, contact the School Liaison Officer at 314-522-2082 or 09472-708-2082.
Hohenfels offers excellent opportunities for continuing education. The Hohenfels Army Education Center consists of a learning center, testing program, and four major colleges: Central Texas College (Technical Programs), University of Oklahoma/ Embrey Riddle (Graduate Degrees), and University of Maryland University College (AA, BA/BS, Graduate). For students who cannot fit traditional programs into their schedules, video and Internet courses are available. For more information contact the Education Center at 314-522-2882 or 09472-708-2882.