Yes, your child can attend a non-English school. You must select an educational option that will allow your child to easily transition to the next grade when you return to the United States. Review the Non-English School Guidance
for more information.
The British curriculum is very different from the American curriculum. Please review the
NDSP Guide to British Education
which provides detailed information about options within the British National curriculum. If your child is in secondary school, it is imperative that you understand the challenges with this educational option and its possible impact upon a successful transition back to the U.S and/or impact on the timeliness of graduation. Contact the
NDSP Area Education Specialist
for more information or assistance.
The education allowance is intended to assist in meeting, but not necessarily to fully cover, the education expenses encountered while serving in an overseas location. The education allowance is intended to cover costs of educational services normally free of charge in U.S. public schools. The sponsor has the freedom of choice to select the educational option available for the specific grade level. Review the authorized and unauthorized expenses as you are reviewing educational options. When the school of choice is more expensive than the maximum allowance established for the duty location, considerable out-of-pocket expenses may occur.
Utilizing a tuition-charging school and homeschooling is not allowed by NDSP. A child can attend a school at post or be homeschooled, but he/she cannot use both educational options. Review Home Study/Private Instruction
for more details.
If your child was eligible in the prior U.S. public school and the current school does not provide a gifted program, you may be eligible for additional materials/courses. All gifted education services require pre-approval by the NDSP Area Educational Specialist
Options are available for your child to access courses not provided by the local school and required for U.S. graduation. The
NDSP Area Educational Specialist
can assist you in exploring options to augment current coursework. All courses require pre-approval by the NDSP Area Educational Specialist.
NDSP will pay for the required fees associated with an AP or IB. Transportation costs to a testing site are not an allowable expense.
The ACT and SAT are college admission examinations and are not an authorized expense.