Information For Military Personnel Planning To Live In Academy District 20

Very few cities across the United States are as military friendly as Colorado Springs. The area is home to five military installations.

When in uniform you can expect strangers to walk up to you with a big smile, giving you a strong handshake or a pat on the back. You also will find that many local retail stores and restaurants provide some form of military discount or benefit to thank you for your service to this country — all you have to do is ask. It can be heartwarming to feel so welcome.

Military families can be found in every neighborhood, regardless of the fact that most of the bases are located on the southern and southeastern edge of Colorado Springs. Many military families, who do not live on base, think nothing of a little longer commute, so their children can attend schools in award-winning Academy School District 20.

District 20 students

Murray & Associates, a veteran-owned business, focuses on Academy School District 20 real estate. This page is designed to help those military families who work at a local military base and want to send their children to a school in Academy School District 20. It will help you get a better sense of the commute times from homes in D-20 to the area bases.

Academy School District 20’s boundaries roughly lie between Baptist Road and the USAFA to the north, a jagged line starting at Black Forest up to Meridian Road to the East, Pike National Forest to the west, and along an irregular line on the south side of the District that runs north of Fillmore west of I-25, to Dublin Blvd and Woodmen Road in the southeast section of the District’s boundaries. The District’s northwestern boundary includes the Air Force Academy.  If in doubt, you can check the schools assigned to a District 20 address by going to the District 20 Boundary Map.

The pages listed below have information for each of the five bases and suggestions on routes and drive times from Academy School District 20 neighborhoods. To simplify the directions, we have divided the district into four quadrants with Powers being the north/south divider and Briargate Pkwy the east/west divider. If you would like your own maps of the area and the District 20 boundaries, drop us a line and we will send you the District’s parental guide complete with maps of each school’s location.

Fort Carson
Peterson Air Force Base
North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
Schriever Air Force Base

By Nancy Murray

Murray & Associates, Keller Williams Colorado Springs