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DODEA, Department of Defense Education Activity

Resource overview

The Department of Defense Education Activity, or DODEA, is a federally operated school system that is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and managing prekindergarten through 12th grade educational programs on behalf of the Defense Department. DODEA operates 160 accredited schools in eight districts located in 11 foreign countries, seven states, Guam and Puerto Rico.

How this resource helps

This benefit helps military families by serving more than 66,000 military-connected children worldwide through accredited prekindergarten through 12th grade schools.

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DODEA schools can save you money.

The tuition for private schools can be expensive. DODEA schools are tuition free to service members.

How to access this resource

Find more information and your nearest DODEA school on the DODEA website.

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