Bob Hope ES History

Opened: 2021

Department of Defense Education Activity’s Pacific South school district opened Bob Hope Elementary for the 2021-22 school year. It is the latest 21st century school on Okinawa.

To fill the new school, which serves kindergarten through fifth grade, DODEA-Pacific closed Stearley Heights Elementary and shuffled attendance zones.

Students from Yomitan, Kadena Town, Sebille Manor and the area of North Terrace east of Fairchild Avenue were assigned to Bob Hope Elementary. Students from Stillwell Park were reassigned to Kadena Elementary.

The school features classrooms without walls called “neighborhoods,” collaborative teaching, and data-driven instruction. Bouncing balls for chairs, water-bottle stations, and laptop docks were the most popular features with students.

Bob Hope Elementary featured new furniture, new technology, a new playground, and a new performance space.

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