There are no authorized public schools in Germany. The Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS) system is the only authorized method of instruction for military dependents. There are two elementary schools, two in Baumholder on Smith and Wetzel Kasernes and one Junior/Senior High School located in Baumholder on Wetzel Kaserne.
Age requirement are for Early Child Hood Education programs are: Sure Start and Pre-Kindergarten Programs, a child must be 4 years of age by September 1. Kindergarten Programs, a child must be 5 years of age by September 1. For First Grade, a child must be 6 years of age by September 1.
DoDDS-Europe Transportation Management Office (DETMO) assumes responsibility for all bus transportation for all students. Students must register with DETMO to receive bus passes.
There are a variety of before and after school programs at all schools, as well as a number of interscholastic competitions for men and women during three seasons. A physical examination is required yearly to try out, practice and to play.
The Special Education Department has the responsibility for screening all
military families who have exceptional family members to see that the type and
the seriousness of the disability is considered when assigning the families
overseas, to ensure that the educational and medical needs can be met.
Local German schools are available from Kindergarten to High School. They are in German only and the sponsor must pay a fee upon enrollment.
USAG Baumholder offers many opportunities for continuing education within the community both through online and evening courses.