Military Families

Young boy and girl smiling holding American flags as they hug their mother wearing military camouflage

Arlington Public Schools is proud to serve students and families representing every branch of our nation’s military. We are committed to ensuring that our educators and other faculty and staff are informed of the military-connected students in their school and that they understand the unique considerations offered to military students and families. While military-connected families will learn much about APS through this webpage and the links provided, it is important that families also visit their school’s website to find specific information and guidance.


Celebrate Blue Star Families: Sept 24 – Oct. 2, 2022
Blue Star Families -Logo-2018-01[94]APS is proud to participate in Blue Star Welcome Week, a nationwide initiative to build a better sense of belonging and community for military families. Founded in 2009, Blue Star Families empowers military and Veteran families to thrive by connecting them with their civilian neighbors to create strong communities of mutual support. APS will highlight Blue Star Families Welcome Week via our social media channels. Feel free to share your own welcome messages by replying to and retweeting APS social media posts. To support military and veteran families all year long, become a free Blue Star Neighbor member.



Last school year, APS celebrated PurpleUp for Military Kids Day on Wed, April 20, 2022, and APS encouraged everyone to wear purple in support of military kids and post photos using the hashtag #PurpleUp4MilitaryKids.



The purpose of this webpage is to provide military-connected families with information and resources regarding:

Please also search your student’s school website for additional details and updates (Use the “Our Schools” drop-down at the top of the page to select a school site).