There are four Department of Defense Dependants' Schools located in the Stuttgart area. Each elementary school has Kindergarten through grade six. Seventh through grade twelve students "feed" collectively into Patch Middle/High School. Bus service is provided to DoDDS for those living off the post where the school is located and who are on an established bus route. Hot lunches are provided in all cafeterias.
Documents required for registration include: Certificate of Immunization; PCS orders and family member travel orders (if applicable); Service member s ID card; Address and phone number of emergency point of contact; Official mailing address and phone number of sponsor; Home phone number and prefix (if available); Child's social security number.
DoDEA has changed its Early Child Hood Education programs entrance requirements for all DoD Schools for Calendar Year 2009-2010. Age requirement are:
Sure Start and Pre-Kindergarten Programs, a child must be 4 years of age by
Kindergarten Programs, a child must be 5 years of age by September 1.
First Grade, a child must be 6 years of age by September 1.
There is an International School located in Stuttgart as well as many German public schools.
Another option for education for children in the Stuttgart area is Home Schooling. There is a very active Home School Association which publishes a monthly newsletter and has group activities and support meetings. Contact the Stuttgart Area Home School Group Leader for more information.