Base Life | Schools
One of the most important things to consider as you begin your move to Joint Base Lewis-McChord is that the school your child attends is based upon your home address. On-Base residents’ children will attend Clover Park Schools. Off-post residents can register their child with Child, Youth and School Services at the central registration building located at 12th St and Bitar Ave for a before and after school program on Base. After that, the family will receive a waiver to have the child attend on-base schools. At times, there is a waiting list, so there are no guarantees that the child will be admitted to the program or the school. Joint Base Lewis-Mcchord School Support Services is here to make the transition into your new school as smooth as possible. Should you have any questions or concerns pertaining to K-12, please do not hesitate to give us a call.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord children who will be five-years-old on or before August 31 are eligible to attend kindergarten. The child’s birth certificate and immunization records are required for enrollment. Children who will be six-years-old on or before August 31 are eligible to attend first grade. Immunization records and proof of age are required.
Off base housing options include, single family rental homes, apartments or purchasing a home. Our Housing section should be of great assistance to you for choosing where and what you wish to live in. For questions about off base housing please call 360-789-8749. The on Base Housing Office can be reached at 253-912-2150,
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Regardless of the school district your child attends, on or off post, we provide services for you. Feel free to call us directly at 253-967-7195.