The first organized schools for the children of U.S. military personnel serving in the Pacific were established in 1946 during post-World War II reconstruction. Throughout the decades, Department of Defense schools evolved to become a comprehensive and high-performing K-12 school system solely dedicated to educating the children of America's heroes.
Today, DoDEA Pacific's 45 schools serve over 22,000 children of U.S. military and eligible DoD civilian personnel families stationed throughout the Pacific theater. The DoDEA Pacific teaching, administrative and school support team includes thousands of full-time professionals. Our schools are geographically organized into three districts (Pacific East, South, and West) serving 21 U.S. military installations across the Pacific: Japan (PAC-East), Okinawa (PAC-South) and Korea, Guam (PAC-West)
Educate, engage and empower each student
to succeed in a dynamic world.
To be among the world's leaders in education,
enriching the lives of military-connected students and
the communities in which they live.