We are located on the main base or Dragon Glen housing area, adjacent to Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo, our school shares the campus with E.J. King Middle/High School. With an enrollment of approximately 250 students, our programs from Sure Start to Grade 5 are filled with opportunities for whole group and individualized instruction that are aligned with the DoDEA curriculum standards.
There has been a DoDEA school located in Sasebo continuously since 1948. The first school was located in a Quonset hut and there was a reported enrollment (in grades 1-12) of 48 students. Most were Army children. In September 1945, the U.S. Marines landed on Sasebo and laid the foundation for the present U.S. Fleet Activities, Sasebo. The U.S. Navy arrived and slowly the base and the American community were established in the heart of Sasebo City.
The residential areas were named Dragon Gulch, Dragon Vale, and Dragon Heights. The school was named “Dragon School.” A sign with the picture of the Dragon and the name “Dragon School” was built by the Army Engineer Corps and placed on the front of the building.
The present K-5 school has existed since 2003 and in honor of the first DoDEA school in Sasebo adopted the Dragon as its mascot. As we prepare for a new school construction project to begin within the next couple of years we will see the Dragon legacy continue in a new building far beyond the scope of a Quonset hut.
Grades: SS - 5
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.
We believe students are at the heart of all we do. Each student can realize his or her fullest potential. Educating the whole child fosters academic, social and emotional well-being. Learning environments are student-centered, stimulating and relevant. High-performing educators and leaders make a difference in student success. Parental engagement and support are vital to student success. Engaged partnerships enrich the lives of our students. Our diversity inspires excellence and innovation
Leadership Team meets the last Thursday of each month at 1500 during the school year.
Sasebo ES is accredited by COGNIA.