DoDEA Schools for Military Kids in Okinawa

Kadena Air Base, Okinawa Japan
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The Department of Defense operates more than a dozen schools in Okinawa, Japan. These include eight elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools. All of them are on U.S. Military installations and are free. There are a number of faith-based schools located off base. Tuition varies. In this article, we’ll focus only on the on-base schools. We’ve arranged them by installation..

On each school’s website, you’ll find detailed information about the school itself and its facilities (libraries, sports, etc.), curriculum, graduation requirement, registration, requirements, a school calendar, and more.

Camp Foster

Grades: K-5

Mailing Address:
UNIT 35016
FPO AP 96373-5016
Phone Numbers:
DSN: 645-7760
From the United States: 011-81-611-745-7760
From Okinawa (Off Base): Dial 911-5111 and then after you hear the dial tone enter 645-7760

Mailing Address:
Unit 35017
FPO AP 96379-5017
Phone Numbers:
DSN: 645-2576
From the United States: 011-81-611-745-2576

Kubasaki High School
Grades: 9-12

Mailing Address:
DoDDS-P, Unit 35008
FPO AP 96373-50008
Phone Numbers:
DSN: 645-4876
From the United States: 011-81-98-970-4876 or 011-81-98-970-3728

Kadena Air Base

Mailing Address:
Unit 5166
APO AP 96368-5166
Phone Numbers:
DSN: 634-0093 or 634-0094
From the United States: 011-81-611-734-0093 or 011-81-611-734-0094

Mailing Address:
Unit 5166
APO AP 96368-5166
Phone Numbers:
DSN: 634-1550 or 634-3441
From the United States: 011-81-611-734-1550 or 011-81-611-734-3441

Mailing Address:
DoD Dependents School
Unit 5166
APO AP 96368-5166
Phone Numbers:
DSN: 634-4523 or 634-4524
From the United States: 001-81-611-694-4523

Mailing Address:
Unit 5166
APO AP 96368
Phone Numbers:
From the United States: 011-81-611-734-1329
From Okinawa: 634-1329 or 634-2973 or 634-2974

Mailing Address:
Unit 5166
APO AP 96368-5166
Phone Numbers:
DSN: 634-0217
From the United States: 011-81-611-734-0217

Mailing Address:
Unit 5166
APO AP, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa
Phone Numbers:
DSN: 634-4849
From the United States: 011-81-6117-34-4849

Kadena High School
Grades: 9-12

Mailing Address:
Unit 5166
APO AP 96368
Phone Numbers:
DSN: 634-1216 or 634-1712
From the United States: 011-81-98-961-1216 or 011-81-98-961-1712

Camp Kinser

Mailing Address:
Unit 35037
FPO AP 96373-5037
Phone Numbers:
DSN: 637-3008
From the United States: 011-81-98-6117-37-3008

Camp Lester

Mailing Address:
UNIT 35015
FPO AP 96373-5015
Phone Numbers:
DSN: 645-7787
From the United States: 011-81-6117-45-7787

Camp McTureous

Mailing Address:
DoD Dependents School
Unit 35038
FPO AP 96373-5038
Phone Numbers:
DSN: 622-7504 or 622-7423
From the United States: 011-81-611-722-7504

For more information on schools in Okinawa, contact the Okinawa District Superintendent of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA)

If you are looking for a list of other DoD schools in Japan, you'll find it here.

Edited and updated by Armin Brott, November 2016