By Ruth Ploeger, Army Region School Liaison Officer


Families stationed in Europe typically send their children to the Department of Defense Education Activity Schools.


Access the DODEA Eligibility Information.


Registration Step 1


Online pre-registration assists schools with preparing for your child. Please complete this as soon as possible. Check out the online pre-registration user guide & FAQs.


Registration Step 2


Registration is completed at the school. Please allow for a full day following registration before your child will begin class. Some schools will allow registration prior to arrival via email.


If your installation has multiple schools for your child’s grade you may need to secure housing information to be certain of your zoned school prior to completing registration. Contact your school liaison officer for more information. Your SLO can help guide you through this process:



Be aware that in some locations when you first arrive your child may temporarily attend the school that is zoned for your temporary billeting/quarters. When you know where you will be living (on or off base), there is a possibility that your child could be moved to another school, unless you live in the same zoned area. Again, contact your SLO for assistance and clarification.


In some instances, especially for high school students, it is necessary to meet with the school guidance counselor to select courses prior to starting school. You can access a list of courses available with descriptions on the school websites. Contact the school to set up an appointment with a counselor. Access your post SLO website to find out which schools are available in your location.




Each spring families will be required to re-register for the upcoming year. Your school will send out details about re-registration which is typically a quick process. For more information, contact your SLO.


For more to help your student PCS, visit Europe Family and MWR’s website for an Inbound Student Handbook.


Resources & Additional Info






  • NDSP – Locations that do not have a DODEA school within commuting distance may provide schooling through the “Non DOD Schools Program”

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