US Military Academy - On and Off Base Information

US Military Academy Housing Information

Location: Located in the scenic Hudson River valley of Orange County, only 50 miles from New York City, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year academic institution and a nationally-renowned historic site. The undergraduates, known as Cadets, are commissioned as officers in the US Army upon graduation. 

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Cost of Living:  Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown Metro Area, NY cost of living is 25%, higher than the U.S. average.

Base Operator: 845-938-4011

Area Population:  Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown metro: 670,301

Schools:  The West Point School District includes West Point Elementary (PK-4) and West Point Middle School (5-8).  Both schools are located on the grounds of West Point and are part of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).  In order to register your child/children in West Point Schools, you are required to reside in post housing assigned on the United States Military Academy at West Point.  Students entering kindergarten much be 5 years old on or before 1 September of that academic year. Family members in grades 9-12, who reside in post housing, attend O’Neill High School.  O’Neill High School is part of the Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery Central School District.  For families not residing in post housing, their children will attend the school/s in their respective district in which they reside. Other area schools districts include; Cornwall Central School District, Washingtonville Central School District and Monroe Woodbury Central School District.  For more information please call the West Point School Liaison Officer at (845) 938-2092.

West Point School Liaison Officer:  The School Liaison Officer (SLO) is available to coordinate and assist school-age children and youth of military parents with educational opportunities and information necessary to achieve academic success. The SLO works in partnership with local schools to help enhance the educational experience and to serve as a conduit of information. The SLO is committed to improving the military child’s school transition and experience while sustaining both positive relationships and open communication between the military and the school community.  The school liaison office telephone number is 845-938-2092 or DSN 845-688-2092 and the fax number is 845-688-3809.

Housing: On post Family housing transitioned to privatized operations under the Balfour Beatty Communities. Eighteen neighborhoods, 2-5 bedroom homes, average waiting time 30-90 days. Contact West Point Family Homes at 845-446-6407 or visit for more information.

Base Location

622 Swift Road
West Point, NY 10996