Delaware law requires children ages 5-16 to enroll in school. All children who will be 5 years on or before 31 August must enroll in Kindergarten unless the parent or legal guardian signs an official waiver, which is available at local schools. While living in the Temporary Lodging Facility and/or residing on base your children will attend Caesar Rodney School district schools i.e. Welch Elementary or Dover Middle School.
The Welch Elementary School is located on Dover AFB. To enroll in Kindergarten the child must be 5 years old on or before 31 August. Shot records, social security number and birth certificates (if available) are required for registration. There is on before and after school services offered at the school. There is a before and after school program offered at the Youth Center which is walking distance from the school.
The Dover Air Force Base Middle School is located on Dover AFB. It is adjacent to the Welch Elementary School. Shot records, social security number and birth certificates (if available) are required for registration. There is no before and after services available on site. Before and after school services are available at the Youth Center which is in walking distance of the middle school.
High school students living in base housing attend the Caesar Rodney High School. Shot records, social security numbers and birth certificates (if available) are required for registration.
For Home Schooling information, please contact the State Department of Education, John G. Townsend Building, 401 Federal Street, PO Box 1402, Dover, DE 19903-1402, 302-739-4583.
The Dover AFB Education Center, 302-677-4619, offers several educational services and programs. Several colleges and universities offer programs on base and have offices co-located with the Education Services Flight. . AF tuition assistance is available to all active duty members. Many sources of financial aid, including Pell Grant, are available from colleges for airmen and family members. Military members and their dependents pay in-state tuition costs rather than the higher out -of-state costs when they attend state-supported colleges in Delaware.