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Welcome to the Schilling Community Center! We offer a number of different classes to pique your interest, including Piano, KUMON, and STEM. Interested in learning to drive? The Schilling houses all the New Driver’s Education information with new classes offered every month for Active Duty, Teen, and Adult Drivers. We also host free monthly programs like Picnic with Parents to help get your kid’s wiggles out, Family Bingo featuring a fun new theme each month, and Film Fridays if you’re looking for a family-friendly outing to end your week! Looking to do a little shopping? We have you covered with our monthly vendor fair featuring local sellers hosted in our garden. Be sure to follow our Facebook page to participate in our monthly Oki Living Virtual Photo Contests and receive updates on all our classes and events.

Driver's Ed Classes

Sign Ups for October, November, and December Now Open

Driver's Ed

FIRST TIME DRIVER COURSE

Our American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA) certified courses are 45 hours in length with 39 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of Behind the Wheel instruction. To enroll in a first time driver’s course, follow the flow chart to determine what your next steps are! Individuals must be SOFA Status/Sponsored.

Active Duty • $300
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Teens (Ages 16-17) • $300
*Teen and parent must be present to register
Monday – Friday, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Adults(Ages 18 & Over) • $300
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – Noon

How To Enroll
To enroll in Driver’s Education, please visit the Schilling Community Center Front Desk and be prepared with all required documents, registration forms and payment.

Drivers Education Course Schedule


Driver's Ed FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

I am Active Duty E-5 or below Navy / Marine / Army. How do I sign up for the Active Duty First-Time Drivers Course?

Please visit Foster Base Safety and obtain an Application for USFJ Form 4EJ Driver’s Permit (Yellow Card) to be endorsed by your commanding officer prior to registering for a class. Once you have a signed yellow card, bring the yellow card to the Schilling Community Center to sign up.

I am a 16-17 year old First-Time driver. How do I sign up for Driver’s Education to obtain a SOFA license?
    • Air Force, DoDDs, Exchange and Air Force civilians plus their dependents: Please present a signed Learner’s Permit Request Form form to the Schilling Community Center Front Desk to enroll.

  • Marines, Navy, Army, USMC/USN/USA civilians and their dependents: Please visit the Schilling Community Center Front Desk to enroll.
I do not speak/understand English very well, can I enroll in a Driver’s Education Course?

In order to comprehend the program and successfully complete the course, it is essential that students are fluent English speakers.

At this time, classes are only conducted in English.

Will this license work Stateside?

The ADTSEA program is accepted in many states. However, if you are curious about your particular state, you must contact that state’s DMV directly.

What does the Active Duty First-Time Driver’s Course Schedule look like?
  • The first week of the course (five days) consists of classroom instruction.
  • The following week of the course consists of Behind the Wheel Instruction

Schedules will be adjusted to accommodate federal holidays and is subject to change.

What does the Teen & First-Time Driver’s Course Schedule look like?
  • The first two weeks of the course consists of classroom instruction.
  • The following weeks consist of Behind the Wheel instruction.


Schedules will be adjusted to accommodate federal holidays and is subject to change.

How does the Behind the Wheel portion work?
  • Behind the Wheel instruction hours are scheduled one on one with instructor/students.
  • Learner’s permits are required before beginning behind the wheel instruction. Once obtained, Learner’s permits are valid for 90 days.
  • These hours may be scheduled outside of regular classroom instruction hours (morning, evening and/or weekend) at the discretion of the instructor/students availability.
  • The amount of time it takes to complete the behind the wheel portion will vary and is dependent on the availability and coordination of instructor/students.
Foster Base Safety

For more information and/or detailed instructions regarding Foster Base Safety processes, please contact 645-3183/7219 or visit them on Camp Foster at Building 5831.

Kadena Pass & ID

For more information or clarification on these processes, please contact Kadena Pass & ID directly at 634-3437 or visit them on Kadena AB at Building 31. Operating hours – Mon, Wed, Fri: 0730-1500. Tues and Thurs: 0730-1600.

Programs

Market Day

Interested in being a retail vendor at 18FSS events? Complete our 18 FSS Retail Vendor Information & Agreement Form where you will be able to enter your business details and attach any required documents to be added onto our contact list to be notified for future retail vendor opportunities!

All vendors living in Okinawa under SOFA status MUST have proof of Command/Legal Approval to engage in private employment.

Legal offices by branch:

AIR FORCE: KAB Legal Office, DSN: 634-123

  • AF IMT 3902 (Application and Approval for Off-Duty Employment)

ARMY: Torii Legal Office, DSN: 644-4782

    • USAG-O Form 46-R (Application for Private Employment/Commercial Activity)

    DoDEA: DoDEA Pacific Region Office on Torii Station, DSN: 644-5759

    MARINE & NAVY: Foster Legal Office, DSN: 645-7461

    Legal Residents of Japan: Residents must submit a copy of their residence card to verify if allowed to have a business in Japan.

    Retail Vendor Event Sign Up Link

    • Webtrac
    • Come to the Schilling front desk to create a WebTrac login (must have submitted Vendor Info & Agreement and Legal Approval PRIOR TO SIGNING UP FOR AN EVENT – without these two requirements you will not be eligible to participate).
    Family Bingo
    • 3rd Wednesday of the Month 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Schilling Ballroom
    • New Theme each month! Costumes encouraged!
    • REGISTRATION: Registration is required via Webtrac ONLY.
      • WHEN: Signs ups for each month's bingo will open on the 1st of that month at 10am (Ex: January's bingo sign ups will open on 1st January at 10am). Spots will be first come first served and will close at 10am on the morning of that month's bingo OR when spots are filled, whichever comes first.
      • WHERE: Webtrac CLICK HERE
    • WEBTRAC ACCOUNTS: If you do not already have a Webtrac account, you MUST create one before you can sign up.
      • Webtrac accounts can only be created at the Schilling Community Center front desk. 
      • Each person who you wish to sign up for a bingo spot must be listed in your household's accounts. If they are not listed, you will not be able to sign them up until they are added to your household. 
        • Family members can ONLY be added to your Webtrac account at the Schilling Community Center front desk.
    • PRICING:
      • Expert Level (3 Bingo Cards) $10
      • Beginner Level (1 Bingo Card) $5
      • Additional cards will be available to purchase from pre-registered individuals on the day of the program
    Picnic with Parents – FREE
    • 2nd Tuesday of the Month 11:00 am-2:00 pm in the Schilling Garden
    • No registration required!
    • In case of inclement weather: program will be moved indoors to the Schilling Ballroom. 
    Film Friday – FREE
    • 2nd Friday of the Month 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Schilling Garden
    • Film Starts at Sunset
    • Film selections posted on our Facebook Page
    • No registration required!
    • In case of inclement weather: Program will be moved to Schilling Ballroom and will start at 6:00 pm

    Classes

    STEM Science

    Gakken

    Prices: $40.00 for 2 sessions

    Day/Time:

    1st and 3rd Thursday / 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (6 - 9 years old)

    2nd and 4th Thursday / 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (10 - 12 years old)

    Instructor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 080-9680-6620 / https://www.okistem.com/


    Each month will be one science theme taught over two classes. Part 1 for the first class, then Part 2 + science kit for the 2nd class each month.

    Parents of new students must contact the instructor.
    To find out more please stop by the Schilling Community Center!

    Kumon Learning Center

    Math and Japanese

    Prices: $75.00 (for one subject) / $150.00 (for both subjects)

    Day/Time Tuesday and Friday / 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

    Instructor: Misako Takara

    Duration: 4 weeks (7 sessions. 30 minutes each)


    Math - Ages 4 - 18 years old

    Japanese - Ages 4 - adult

    Initial registration must be made in person at Schilling Community Center.

    To enroll your child in the Kumon program the following steps must be completed:

    1. Visit the Kumon Center for an introductory information packet
    2. Enrollment Orientation
    3. Placement Testing: tests are administered to students by appointment
    4. Forms: The following forms must be completed, signed, and turned in:
      1. Application 
      2. Notice of Parents
      3. Registration Procedure & Fee Schedule

    To find out more please stop by the Schilling Community Center!

    Piano

    Price: $70.00 • Per 4-week session

    Currently, all of the piano classes are full.

    If you are interested in enrolling, please ask front desk staff to be added to the waiting list.

    Japanese Flower Arrangement

    Price: $50.00 for 3 classes

    Day/Time: Saturdays / 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Instructor: Michiko Urasaki

    Duration: 3 days (1-hour long session)

    Japanese Conversation

    Wednesdays and Saturdays

    Price: $40.00 registration fee

    Day/Time: Wednesdays / 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Instructor: Michiko Urasaki

    Duration: 4 weeks (1.5 hour-long session)


    Price: $40.00 registration fee

    Day/Time: Saturdays / 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    Instructor: Kento Yamauchi

    Duration: 4 weeks (1.5 hour-long session)

    Japanese Kimono Tapestry Workshop

    Price: $55.00 registration fee

    Day/Time: 4th Saturday / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Instructor: Maki Shimada

    Duration: 2 hour-long workshop

    Services Offered


    All active duty military, retired military, reservists, DoD civilians, retired civilians and family members are eligible to use the facilities.

    • Copy/Printing

      Black/White: $0.10/page

      Color: $1/page

    • Fax: $1/page

    • Room Rentals

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    Schilling Community Center

    Kadena AB, Building #455. Located across from the Keystone Theater

    • Hours of Operation

      • Monday – Friday
        7:00 am - 7:00 pm
      • Saturday
        9:00 am - 5:00 pm
      • Sunday & Holidays
        Closed
    • Hours of Operation

      Closed from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm for lunch

      • Monday – Friday
        9:00 am - 5:00 pm
      • Weekends & Holidays
        Closed