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Welcome to Sollars ES

Our current school building was completed in 1998 and currently serves approximately 520 students in grades PreK-5. Sollars ES has 50 teachers, and Art, Music, PE, and host nation classes. We have a cafeteria, gym, information center, administrative offices, a large play with basketball courts, a baseball diamond, and a separate playground for kindergarten and Pre-K use.

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Brief Biography of Lt. Col. John A. Sollars

Sollars Elementary School was dedicated to Lt. Col. John A. Sollars in 1962. Lt. Col. Sollars was a pilot who died in a crash on 19 December 1961 after ejecting from his crippled F - 100 Super Sabre. Col. Sollars avoided crashing in a populated area and waited to clear the town before he ejected. In May of 1962 Misawa Elementary School was renamed to honor Colonel John A. Sollars.


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Off Base Dialing Instruction

  • To call the front office from our area: 0176-77-3933
  • To call the front office from the US: 011-81-176-77-3933


DSN Office Contact Numbers

  • Attendance Call-in:    226-3933
  • Main Office:    226-3933
  • Bus Transportation Office:    226-9119
  • Counselor:    
    • 226-5201
    • 226-5209
  • School Psychologist:    226-2093
  • Information Center:    226-3458
  • Nurse:    226-2050
  • Student Services/Registrar:    226-2056


  • On Post:    226-3873
  • Off Post:    0176-77-3873
  • From the US:    011-81-176-77-3873
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Sollars ES

Grades: SS - 5

Enrollment: 540

Our Mission

The Sollars Community is invested in providing students the opportunity to excel academically, achieve individual goals, and build character through a diverse and balanced education.

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Sollars ES Colors

Primary Color: #ff0000

Secondary Color: #ffff00

CSI Leadership Meeting Schedule

Leadership Team Meets 15:00 on the First Tuesday Monthly during the School Year

Accreditation and Awards

Sollars ES is accredited by Cognia. 

School Improvement Goals

Goal 1: Reading Comprehension

All students will improve in Reading Comprehension.

Goal 2: Mathematics

All students will increase achievement in Mathematics.

Goal 3: 

All teachers will participate in Focused Collaboration.

School Improvement Plan

Sollars Pledge to Students

Our mission will be successful if we can provide:

  • strong core academics and basic programs.
  • instruction appropriate to the interests, abilities, and needs of each student.
  • an environment conducive to learning.
  • mutual support and open communication. enthusiasm and inspiration.

We're committed to maintaining an environment at the school which fosters:

  • creativity and maximum achievement.
  • healthy interpersonal relationships among students, parents, and teachers.
  • development of social responsibilities.
  • mutual respect for cultural and individual differences.
  • life-long learning.

Professional educators and parents all play key roles by:

  • recognizing each child's self worth and dignity.
  • nurturing a positive self-image in each child.
  • fostering a safe environment free of bullying or intimidating behaviors from others.
  • acting as good role models for behavior expected of the students.
  • utilizing students and the local community as resources for enhancing the school program.
  • pursuing personal and professional growth.

Sollars ES

School Address
Unit 5041
Misawa AB
APO, AP 96319-5041
Misawa, Japan
Phone: 0176-77-3933
Fax: 0176-77-5071
DSN Phone: 315-226-3933
DSN Fax: 315-226-5071
From US: 011-81-3117-66-3933
From the US Fax: 011-81-3117-66-5071