Department of Defense Education Activity

Non-DoD Schools Program (NDSP)

Welcome Message

Welcome to the Non-DoD Schools Program (NDSP). Receiving orders for an overseas assignment can be the beginning of an exciting adventure for a military or Department of Defense (DoD) civilian family. There are many important decisions that coincide with a transition to a location that is remote or in an area without the support normally associated with an overseas assignment on an installation. Choosing the educational option that will be most effective for your child will be one of the most critical decisions you will make.

Purpose of the NDSP Website

The purpose of this website is to provide NDSP families with specific information in an organized manner that will help them transition into NDSP as seamlessly as possible. At overseas/international locations where there is not a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) school, NDSP supports a variety of options for your children, ranging from public or private schools to homeschool programs. We encourage you to contact the NDSP Liaison responsible for your area of assignment as soon as possible for specific school information. Your receiving command can provide contact information for the NDSP Liaison. Additionally, NDSP has a team of education specialists who are available to provide transition and educational support and coordination for all students, including those with special needs.