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Grades: Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8.
Phone: (540) 653-8822

All students who will be age 4 by September 30 of the school year in which they will begin school will be eligible for Pre-Kindergarten. Pre-K is a half day, educationally and social development based program, which meets Monday-Thursday in two sessions: 0830-1130 and 1200-1500.

All Students who will be age five by September 30 of the school year in which they begin will be school will be eligible for Kindergarten. This is a full day program.

Registration Procedures:
New students will also need: a copy of their birth certificate or Registration of Birth Abroad, Social Security Card, immunization records and a current Virginia Physical Form that has been given within one (1) year of the first day of school of the school year for which they are enrolling. The Virginia Sports Physical is required only if your child plans on participating in Basketball or Track and Field.

For additional information about the school, the website also provides a copy of the Parent Handbook and examples of work being accomplished in the classrooms at each grade level.

Observed Holidays:
All Federal holidays are observed at Dahlgren, and the school will be closed. In addition to these days, school is closed during Thanksgiving Holidays, Christmas Holidays, and Spring Break. A School Calendar, which shows all other closings , as well as information about closures for inclement weather is included in the Parent Handbook.

Housing Policy Regarding Enrollment Eligibility:
Dependent children of Armed Forces members assigned and residing in on-base family housing at Dahlgren are eligible to attend the Dahlgren School.

If a member of the amed forces and his family moves off base after the start of the school year, the member’s children will be permitted to continue in attendance for the remainder of that school year.

If housing is not immediately available, but is expected within 90 school days from the reporting date of the member, the member’s children may be permitted to attend the school while residing in one of the areas adjacent to Dahlgren.

Transportation in all instances is the responsibility of the member.

Dahlgren School has no cafeteria and students are to either go home for lunch or participate in the ‘‘brown bag” lunch program held at the Chapel Annex, providing lunch or transportation to appropriate alternative lunch locations is also the responsibility of the parent or guardian. Dahlgren School adheres to and follows the base policies regarding age appropriate supervision and cannot permit children under the base set age limits contained therein to transport themselves to and from different areas of the base.

The Installation Commanding Officer will evaluate housing applications to determine whether it is likely that housing will be available within 90 days. While not often the case, if it is decided that housing will not become available in that timeframe, the children will not be eligible to attend Dahlgren School prior to moving on base.

For additional information about the school, please call the school office between 0800 and 1530.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming your children into the Dahlgren Tiger’s Den.


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