Most Fort Lewis students attend the Clover Park School District and the North Thurston School District. Five elementary schools are on post. Children must have reached their fifth birthday by August 31 to enter kindergarten and must be six years old by August 31 to enter first grade.
Senior and junior high school students living on post attend school off-post at Lakes High School, Woodbrook Junior High and Mann Junior High. Bus transportation is provided. For questions about areas or policies, call the schools' liaison officer at 253-967-7195/966-3151.
Families that home school their children must be registered in the school district in which they live. The Clover Park School District and the state of Washington require that all home schools be registered through the local school district.