There are a variety of boarding schools available to Foreign Service youth. If boarding school is in your child's future, then please contact our office at FLOAskEducation@state.gov. We can provide resources and information on boarding schools as well as the away-from-post education allowance.
First Steps for Sending Your Child to Boarding School
Important Note: The Department of State requests that children of U.S. Foreign Service employees who attend a boarding school outside of the United States register with the American Embassy/Consulate in that country.
Where Do I Begin My Research?
Admissions Testing May Be Necessary – Be Sure to Check with Your School
The Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) – Offered by the Educational Testing Service. It consists of two parts: a brief essay, and a multiple-choice aptitude test which measures a student's ability to solve mathematics problems, to use language, and to comprehend what is read. The SSAT is frequently required for admission to boarding and other independent schools.
Department of State Offices
FLO Web links for Education Options for Foreign Service Children (K-12)
Education Options Main Page
Homeschooling and Online Education
Homework Help Online
Choices for High School: IB and AP
Public Schools in the Washington, DC Area
Private Schools in the Washington, DC Area
Summer Camp Resources
Information provided by the Family Liaison Office
Contact the Family Liaison Office