Kalayaan ES History

Opened: 1960
Closed: 1992

Kalayaan Elementary School located in the Kalayaan Officers’ Housing Area, was completed in February 1960. Originally this school was a neighborhood school for grades one to six; but in order to integrate school populations on the base, it was changed to accommodate grades one to three. In addition to a temporary quonset complex, there were eighteen permanent classrooms. Other rooms included a large educational media center, a music room, a Philippine culture room, a teachers’ lounge, and rooms for specialists, counseling, a social worker and logistics coordinator.

Kalayaan Elementary School was selected to be the site of a new developmental center which supported the three base schools.

Kalayaan annually holds a Philippine Culture Week which includes an assembly program of songs and dances, visits by Filipino craftsmen and musicians as well as the preparation of Filipino food.

KES regularly visits ships in the bay and has visits from crew members. Students also make frequent field trips to Cubi Air Base to inspect various aircraft.

The school closed in 1992.

Information from DoDDS-Pacific Region 1946-1986

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