Education and Youth
The quality of schooling available to one's child is one of the most important factors Foreign Service parents consider when choosing an assignment. When the bid list comes out, it is wise for families to explore the schooling options at all of the posts under consideration, including the Washington, D.C. area.
Please view the topics listed below and click on those which are of interest. For additional assistance, email FLOAskEducation@state.gov.
Education Options for Foreign Service Children
- Boarding School Options
- Child Care and Preschool
- Choices for High School: IB and AP
- Choosing a School
- College and Beyond
- Homeschooling and Online Education
- Private Schools in the Washington, DC Area
- Public Schools in the Washington, DC Area
- Education Allowances
- Gifted Education
- Guide to Obtaining a Driver's License
- Homework Help Online
- Parent Advocacy - Talking With School Personnel
- Publications & Resources
- Special Needs and the Foreign Service Child
- Summer Camp Resources
- Transition, Training, and the Foreign Service Child
- When a Child Becomes an Adult
Bouncing Back: Transition and re-entry planning for the parents of Foreign Service youth (FLO’s newest online publication) offers parents practical guidance for FS parents on re-entry planning for their Third Culture Kids. FLO’s Education and Youth Team created Bouncing Back as an updated and revised edition of their original transition and re-entry publication According to My Passport I’m Coming Home.
The Office of Overseas Schools (OOS): The mission of the Office of Overseas Schools is to promote quality educational opportunities at the elementary and secondary level for dependents of American citizens serving the U.S. Government abroad. For more information about the school options available at your next post, please visit the Office of Overseas Schools website.
Information provided by the Family Liaison Office
Contact the Family Liaison Office