Department of Defense Education Activity

Sollars ES: About Our School

Our Mission Statement

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.

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.

School Accreditation

Sollars Elementary School is accredited by AdvancEd/NCA-CASI . This accrediting agency requires a thorough visit and inspection by team members every five years. Sollars ES is accredited each school year based on the school's participation in the implementation of the school improvement plan. Sollars underwent the accreditation cycle review in March of 2014. We successfully achieved the AdvancEd/NCA-CASI accreditation credentials accompanied with accolades from the review team members on a job well done.

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.

Our School Building

Sollars ES school pic

Our current school building was completed in 1998 and currently serves approximately 850 students in grades PreK-6. 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 with basketball courts, a baseball diamond, and a separate playground for kindergarten and Pre-K use.