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Supporting and Celebrating our

Military Families

3rd grade students raising the flag

Proud to be a

Purple Star School

At Browne Academy, we warmly welcome and extend our full support to our military students and their families hailing from Fort Belvoir, the Pentagon, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, the U.S. Coast Guard Station, Fort Myers, and other military facilities throughout the Washington, D.C. area. Browne Academy takes immense pride in serving our military-associated families as a recognized Purple Star School.

    Our Director of Enrollment Management, Steve Marshall, acts as your primary liaison. He collaborates closely with our school counselor and division heads to ensure your child's smooth transition to our school environment, addressing any PCS-related concerns, managing anxieties during periods of a deployed parent's separation, and handling other issues connected to the intersection of military and student life.

    Steve Marshall

    Director of Enrollment

    Kara Schutter

    Associate Director of Enrollment & Community Engagement

    2nd grade student celebrating purpleUP! day

    We've established a student-led transition team, made up of our dedicated Student Ambassador members, whose main role is to assist military families. They help during open house tours and offer support to visiting students. Furthermore, our Parents Association is vibrant and fully committed to the growth of the Browne Academy community, offering numerous volunteer opportunities and programs aimed at fostering community spirit.

    COL Christopher Lettieri and COL Christine Lettieri

    “We decided on Browne Academy because it met all of our wants and needs. And, we quickly realized that it exceeded all of our expectations. After 13 years, we are still very happy with our decision and it has truly been wonderful for both our children and our family. We have made great friends and found the community to be extremely cohesive and supportive. Similar to what we do in the Military, they come together to help when families are in need and the community has supported us during our deployments. Friends, community, safety and great academics – it’s hard to ask for much more in a school.”

    Preparing for a move?

    Need information or require school records? Our Enrollment Office is here to assist you with these tasks. Don't hesitate to reach out to Steve and Kara for any inquiries or requests. They are always ready to help and make your transition process smoother.

    Extracurricular Activities

    Information on Browne’s Auxiliary Programs including Extended Day, Extracurriculars, Child Care, and Camps including our award winning Summer Camp

    Military Family


    Armed Services YMCA is dedicated to strengthening the military family by providing programs and services focusing on youth development, healthy living, and responsibility.

    Blue Star Families builds communities that support military families by connecting research and data to programs and solutions, including career development tools, local community events for families, and caregiver support. Since its inception in 2009, Blue Star Families has engaged tens of thousands of volunteers and served more than 1.5 million military family members. With Blue Star Families, military families can find answers to their challenges anywhere they are stationed.

    Military families may qualify for financial assistance through the Child Care Aware of America Military Fee Assistance program. For information or help with the application process, families should call 1-800-424-2246 and select option 3. Families may also reach out to the Family Support Rep at Childcare Aware, via email.

    Browne’s on-campus contact for the Child Care Aware program is Becky Todd.

    The Council of State Governments (CSG), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Defense, drafted the Interstate Compact to address the educational challenges transitioning military children experience. Since July 2006, CSG has worked with a variety of federal, state, and local officials as well as national stakeholder organizations representing educational groups and military families to create the new interstate agreement.

    Military Child Education Coalition’s (MCEC) mission is to ensure inclusive, quality educational experiences for all military children affected by mobility, family separation and transition. MCEC offers numerous resources for parents, information about leadership camps and scholarships, and extensive training for educators about the needs of military-connected students.

    Military Kids Connect is an online community offered by the Department of Defense National Center for Telehealth and Technology. The site provides military-connected students access to age-appropriate resources dealing with unique challenges of military life.

    Military One Source is a free service provided by the Department of Defense (DoD) to active duty, guard, and reserve service members (regardless of activation status) and their families with comprehensive information on every aspect of military life including deployment, reunion, relationships, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and child care, and more. It’s a virtual extension of installation services. Consultants are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

    The Military Family Association is a nonprofit organization focusing on issues important to military families, such as comprehensive child care, accessible health care, spouse employment options, great schools, caring communities, a secure retirement, and support for widows and widowers.

    The Fleet and Family Support Program (FFSP) provides unified, customer-focused, consistent, and efficient FFSP programs and services to support sustained mission and Navy readiness. is funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance that allows eligible students (grades K-12) and service members in U.S. active duty military families to connect to a live tutor online at any time for one-to-one help with homework, studying, test prep, proofreading, and more at no cost.

    The mission of United Through Reading is to connect military families who are separated —for deployment or military assignment—by providing the bonding experience of shared storytime.