There are no DoD schools located on Fort Meade. Students living on Ft. Meade and in the immediate, surrounding communities, attend Anne Arundel County Public Schools. The Meade Feeder System includes nine elementary schools (Grades K-5), two middle schools (Grades 6-8), and one high school (Grades 9-12). Four elementary schools, the middle schools and the high school are located on the installation.
There are two other counties, in the immediate area, Prince George's and Howard Counties. Children should register in the county of residence.
For enrollment, you must supply the child's birth certificate and a copy of the immunization record to school. A recent transcript/report card is also required for students enrolling from out-of-state. A student transferring from another school system in Maryland must have a Maryland transfer form. High school students entering the 12th grade should bring teacher recommendations for scholarship and college admission applications.
Gifted and talented education programs are available to students in Grades K through 12. Special Education Programs are offered as well.
There are more than 60 private schools in the county offering a wide variety of programs. The Maryland Department of Education publishes a list of state approved private non-church affiliated nursery, kindergarten, child care centers, elementary and secondary schools.
The Fort Meade Home school Group meets during the regular public school calendar year from 09:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Fridays at Child and Youth Services, Building 909. Technology and physical fitness classes are instructed to home school youth, while parents meet and discuss issues specific to military home schooled families. This program is open to all home schooled Child and Youth Services (CYS) registered members ages 6-18.