SUBASE New London - School Liason Officer

The School Liaison Officer’s primary function is to serve as a conduit between parents, educators and the command so that military-connected children experience a seamless transition during the transfer between schools.  Knowing that many military children move an average of every 2.9 years, School Liaison Officers can provide families with educational information to assist them as they begin their PCS planning.

The Child and Youth Education Services program supports military families with seven cores services provided by the School Liaison Officer:

1. School Transition Services (PCS Cycle):  School Liaison Officers assist families with school transfers and help “level the playing field” for military children and youth.

2. Deployment Support:  School Liaison Officers connect educators with the military deployment support system to inform them about the cycles of deployment and the tools available to assist educators in working with military children.

3. Command, School, & Community Communications:  School Liaison Officers serve as subject-matter experts for installation commanders on K-12 issues, helping to connect command, school and community resources.

4. Home School Linkage and Support:  School Liaison Officers assist military families by gathering and sharing information on home schooling issues, policies and legislation from local school districts. They also help leverage military Child and Youth Program resources to support these families.

5. Partnerships in Education (PIE):  PIE creates a volunteer network of resources to support installation and community members who have a vested interest in the success of all youth.

6. Post-Secondary Preparations:  School Liaison Officers leverage installation and school resources to provide graduating military students with access to post-secondary information and opportunities.

7. Special Needs System Navigation:  School Liaison Officers provide information about installation and community programs and services, make referrals to the Exceptional Family Member Program, and offer assistance in navigating the administrative systems within local education agencies.

School Information

There are many public and private schools in the local area that service the military families at Naval Submarine Base New London. 

If you choose to live on base, the majority of government housing is within the Groton School District.

If you choose to live off base, the public school your child/children will attend is primarily determined by where you choose to reside within the community. In the local area, there are multiple cities and towns that are within commuting distance of Naval Submarine Base New London

Groton  |  Ledyard  | New London | Norwich  | Waterford |  East Lyme | Montville  | Stonington  | North Stonington  | Old Lyme | Preston | Salem | Lisbon Lebanon | Griswold | Colchester | Franklin | Bozrah | Sprague | Voluntown Westerly | Chariho Regional

Each school district has its own process and forms for registration.  Registration may occur at the individual school or at a centralized location for the district.  Please contact the school district or the School Liaison for the location of registration.
In order to register, all school districts will require:

   1.  Birth Certificate
   2.  Proof of Residency (some districts require multiple proofs)
   3.  Current physical on CT state form
   4.  Current immunization record
Please find specific enrollment/registration information for your specific district at the links above.  If you have difficulty identifying where the registration information is listed, please contact the district or the School Liaison for assistance.

Magnet Schools 
There are several districts that offer inter-district and intra-district magnet schools.  For intra-district magnet schools, please visit your local school district website via the above link.
LEARN, the local Regional Education Service Center, manages several schools across multiple disciplines.

LEARN Magnet Schools
The Friendship School (PK-K) | Regional Multicultural Magnet School (K-5) | 
Dual Language Arts Magnet Middle School  (6-8) | Marine Science Magnet High School  (9-12)

Other Magnet Schools
Winthrop STEM Elementary Magnet School  (K-5) | Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School  (K-5) | Bennie Dover STEM Middle School (6-8) | Science and Technology Magnet High School (9-12)|

Career and Technology Centers

Ella T Grasso Southeastern Technical High School | Chariho Career and Technical Center Norwich Technical High School  

Private School information
There are many private school options in the Southeastern Connecticut area. The following is a list of local private school options in New London County.  Please note this may not be a comprehensive list of all your options.

Stedfast Christian Academy (PK-12) | Sacred Heart School (PK-8) | St Pius X Elementary School (PK-8) |MontessoriI Discovery School (PK-6) | A Child's Garden Montessori (PK-K) | Solomon Schechter Academy (K-6) St. Joseph School (K-8) |Academy of St. Therese (K-8) |Pine Point School (PK-9) | St. Michael School (K-8) | North Stonington Christian Academy (PK-12) | Wildwood Christian School (PK-8) | St. Patrick Cathedral School (PK-8) | Sacred heart School (PK-8) | The Williams School (7-12) | St. Bernard High School (6-12) | Academy of the Holy Family (9-12, female) | St. Thomas More School (8-12, Male) | Norwich Free Academy (9-12) St. Joseph Elementary School (PK-8) (860) 822-6141 | Baptist Bible Academy (860) 442-0277

To explore these or additional private educational opportunities, please visit:
Private School Review 
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

**The U.S. Navy neither endorses nor supports the above organizations. They are provided as a purely informational resource for families**

Home School Information
Many parents chose to provide their child’s education outside of the public school system.   Homeschooling regulation varies by state.   Information on home schooling in Connecticut and Rhode Island can be found at:

 **The U.S. Navy neither endorses nor supports the above associations. They are provided as a purely informational resource for families.**

K-12 Special Needs

SUBASE New London offers multiple support options for families with special needs students.  In addition to the School Liaison and the EFMP Liaison, SUBASE has its own Command-supported EFM Community Support Group.  The EFMCSG hosts events and provides support via their Facebook page.   To join the Facebook group, please search “Subase New London EFM Community Support Group” and request to join. 

Parents of special needs students can connect with the Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC), (800) 445-2722 and Connecticut Community Parent Resource Center (CPRC), 860-548-9959.

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Liaisons are located at Fleet and Family Support Centers and provide information and referral to help EFM families identify and access appropriate military, national and community resources. They assist in the navigation of EFMP related programs and systems and are responsible for:

  • Provision of information, referral and systems navigation to special needs families
  • Linking families with available military, national and local community resources
  • Non-medical case management
  • Development and maintenance of Individualized Service Plans (ISP)
  • Partner with Military Treatment Facility (MTF) Coordinators to provide information, education and marketing

Special Ed Connection, a free web-based resource available to Navy families, provides resources and tools that enable families to better understand special education requirements and available services.

Direct Step eCourses, another free web-based resource, can assist with navigating the complexities of special education laws and procedures. 

Military OneSource offers assistance to families with special needs family members at their website:

Specialized Training for Military Parents (STOMP)


Youth Sponsorship

The Youth Sponsorship program is designed to assist young people in making the transition from one installation to another successfully. It is our goal to help incoming youth adjust and get connected with a youth sponsor at the installation. Youth Sponsors will provide information about area schools, attractions and the surrounding community. This program is created by and for youth with youth involvement in every aspect of the program. For additional information and to fill out the Youth Sponsor request form, visit . The site is not viewable via an NMCI computer, so please visit, download, and print the request form from a non-NMCI computer.

If you would like to learn more about Youth Sponsorship at the SUBASE Youth Center, please call at 860-448-6843 to inquire.



Academic support,  ;
SAT/ACT Preparation,
Student Aid,
Military Dependant Scholarship List
Interstate Compact on Education Opportunity for Military Children,
School Quest,
The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC),
School Connectedness: Improving Students’ Lives,
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA),
National Military Family Association (NMFA),
Military OneSource,