Military Families


Military Families

Welcome to the Fairborn Family!

Welcome to the Fairborn City Schools community! We are proud to be home of the Skyhawks and proud to be the home of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Wright State University! 

Fairborn is dedicated to an inclusive and welcoming transition for our military and civilian connected families and students. As home to WPAFB, we are grateful to serve and work with all families as we welcome them to our school district. Your service to our nation is honored with gratitude and respect by our entire community.

Our community recently passed two bond issues, which in partnership with the state of Ohio, are funding the construction of new learning facilities including innovative spaces for academics, athletics, and the arts. This multi-million dollar investment shows the value that Fairborn places in our students and their future. Fairborn Primary School (grades pre-K-2) opened in the fall of 2020. Fairborn Intermediate School (grades 3-5) opened in 2022. Further, we are currently in the design phase for a new high school, athletics complex, and performing arts center which will open in August of 2024.  The design process for a new middle school begins this year. 

The Fairborn Family stands ready for a bright and innovative future, and we look forward to welcoming you as an integral part of our community. As you start to navigate this new journey, we invite you to use the Military Family Transition checklist prior to your arrival (Click HERE for the checklist).

Fairborn High School, Baker Middle School, Fairborn Intermediate School, and Fairborn Primary School are all Purple Star Schools as designated by the Ohio Department of Education. Schools that achieve Purple Star status are recognized for their continued commitment to military and civilian families in our community, including counseling services, communications, military family engagement, and events. 

FCS MFLC: Ms. Kay Adams 
Ms. Kay Adams works at Fairborn Primary School and Fairborn Intermediate School 

FCS MFLC (Military Family Life Counselor): Kathy Murray
Ms. Murray works at Baker Middle School and Fairborn High School 

FCS Military Liaison: Mrs. Pamela Gayheart

Ms. Adams and Ms. Murray are available to provide the following services during the school day for your students:
  • Individual & Family Counseling
  • Military Lunch Bunch and Meetings
  • Deployment Support
  • Transition Support
  • Coaching for faculty and staff at school to integrate best practices to support military-connected students
  • Presentations and group facilitation on topics relevant to military families and students

Ohio MIC3 information and website:

Ohio Military Families and Veterans:

Veterans Assistance:

Our mission is to assist veterans with the array of issues they may face, including obtaining proper disability compensation, financial assistance, information on the GI bill, and more. 

VA Disability Calculator -

VA Disability Appeals -

To enroll your child or complete registration paperwork, CLICK HERE.

Important Community Information:
The Fairborn Community is experiencing growth and new investment that complements the construction of our new school facilities. With new housing developments and businesses opening annually, we know that our community has something for everyone. For more information, check out the following links:

School Contact and Operations Information:

(Rendering of New High School Conceptual Design - still in design phase)


Academic Information for Secondary Students (Grades 6-12)

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses are offered in grades 6-12 to explore the sciences through gateway courses in engineering, biomedical sciences, and other STEM fields of study. 

 Fairborn High School offers one of the region's premier AFJROTC programs. The award-winning program includes color guard among other areas of specialization. Our program provides community service opportunities and leadership development throughout the local community and region.  For more information, contact Matt Smith via email: [email protected] 

Performing, Visual, and Musical Arts: Fairborn City Schools offers consistent and exploratory arts programs from PreK all the way through a student's senior year of high school. We offer weekly art classes at the elementary level, daily art electives at Baker Middle School, and numerous art electives at FHS. This is in addition to numerous clubs and after school activities. In addition to visual arts, the Fairborn Music Department consistently performs in the top tier of competitions and performances, most recently winning "Best Director" in the entire Miami Valley region for the high school production of the musical, "Grease". We offer orchestra, band, and choir (with many different options within those three basic competencies). 

College Credit PlusCCP is a program offered through the State of Ohio offering our students the opportunity to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking courses from Ohio colleges or universities. The purpose of this program is to enhance students' career readiness and postsecondary success, while providing a wide variety of options to college-ready students, at no or limited costs to students and families. For more information on Fairborn's program, click here.
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