The School Liaison Program supports and facilitates school transitions for Marine Corps families with school-age children.

We provide current information on educational services to help our families make the best educational decisions for their children. The School Liaison can help answer questions related to the Hawaii Department of Education (DOE), Private Schools, and Home Schooling.



While school starts early every year here, Hawaii schools are not year-round (except for multi-track schools). Public school students are in school from early August to late May annually. During the year, three school breaks occur at the end of each quarter:

  • Fall Break: 1 week, early/mid-October
  • Winter Break: 2 weeks, on or about December 15
  • Spring Break: 1 week, mid-March

We want to ensure easy access to the wide variety of resources and educational services available to you as a family aboard MCB Hawaii. If you have any questions about schools for your K – 12th-grade child, please get in touch with us or stop by for a visit. We are here M-F 0800-1600 and located at MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Building 216, Room 28.

We look forward to meeting you!

Please visit the Hawaii Public Schools website for information about public schools in Hawaii: 

Mission and Goals

Mission Statement

The mission of the USMC School Liaison Program is to:

  • Identify and coordinate community resources to reduce the impact of the mobile military lifestyle on military school-age children and families.
  • Implement predictable support services that assist children/youth with relocations, life transitions, and achieving academic success.
  • Provide a wide range of resources that facilitate school transitions to parents, students, schools, commanders, and communities.


USMC School Liaison Goals

The USMC School Liaison Program fosters connectivity between military parents, schools, and the Marine Corps. Our top priority is to provide parents, students, and educators with timely and relevant information to enhance learning and promote academic success.

HI Department of Eduction

  • For the State of Hawaii Department of Education Registration Requirements web page, please visit: State of Hawaii DOE 
  • A Hawaii Department of Education Student Health Record is required for enrollment. By the first day of school, all students entering school in Hawaii for the first time must have:
    • Tuberculosis (TB) clearance, AND
    • A completed student health record that includes: Student’s Health Record (Form 14)
      • A physical examination
      • All required immunizations, OR
      • A signed statement or a medical appointment card from your child’s doctor verifying that your child is in the process of completing missing immunizations or the physical examination.
Completing all health requirements before moving from your current location is highly encouraged. The Hawaii State Health Record can be printed and given to the clinic or doctor’s office where you currently reside. Ask the clinic/physician to record information about physicals and TB tests on the PDF form. Prior immunization records may be attached to the PDF. The physical and TB test dates must be within one year at the time of registration.


Private Schools

College Bound

  • Hawaii “STEP UP” for College and Career Success Link: 
  • eKnowledge Offers Free $350 SAT and ACT Test Preparation Programs. View this PDF for information.
  • Free SAT/ACT Test Prep Course: Test Prep Info PDF
  • To register for the SAT or find information about SAT, including testing dates and locations, please visit
  • To register for the ACT or find information about the ACT, including testing dates and locations, please visit
  • Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, is a terrific resource to families. Every year more than $150 billion in new aid is provided to nearly 14 million post-secondary students and their families. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form used to apply for all federal and state, regional and private student aid programs. The aid from their programs allows students and their families to cover school expenses, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. For more information, please visit


The Adopt-A-School Program is a voluntary partnership between a school and a military unit. Working in Partnership with school officials, a unit formally “adopts” a local elementary, middle, or high school. This Partnership develops a mutually beneficial relationship between the Marine Corps and area schools.

Objectives include expanding students’ learning activities, providing students with positive role models, and assisting teachers by providing additional resources, alternatives, and supplements to classroom learning experiences.

Last year volunteers from MCBH volunteered over 2,800 hours in schools across the island. Marines & Sailors tutored and mentored students, led weekly PT sessions, assisted with Make A Difference Day and campus beautification projects, helped build playgrounds, chaperoned field trips, and encouraged students during Jump Rope for Heart and Jog-A-Thons. Marines, Sailors, Family members, or Civilians interested in volunteering in Public Schools should call MCB Hawaii’s School Liaison Office at (808)257-2019.

Information Referrals


National Websites for Military Families:

Military Child Education Coalition: – Live, Free Homework Help: 

Military One Source: 

K-12 Educational Services: 

Contact Information

MCCS Child & Youth Programs | School Liaison Program (SLP)

Building 216 | Room 28
Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH)
Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii 96863

Phone: 8082572019


Tuesday 0800-1600
Wednesday 0800-1600
Thursday 0800-1600
Friday 0800-1600
Saturday CLOSED
Closed on federal holidays.
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