ZES was built in 1954 and has been renovated many times during the last half century. The last major renovation occurred during the summers of 1993 and 1994 with the interiors of most rooms being fully refurbished. The school is an open, sprawling structure which houses 32 classrooms, an Information Center, two host nation culture classrooms, an art room, music room, gymnasium, and cafeteria. The outdoor design of the school creates and promotes an informal atmosphere. This inviting feeling of friendliness is further enhanced by the trees and plants, which proudly grace our campus.
We belong to the DoDEA Pacific DoDDS Okinawa School District which is part of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). DoDEA is a Department of Defense field activity operating under the direction, authority, and control of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness and the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy.
We are accredited by AdvancED. Read more about our accreditation process.