Welcome to Naval Postgraduate School

The Naval Postgraduate School for Naval Officers began in 1909 with a small class of 10 students and two Navy instructors located at Annapolis. At the time, there were two attic rooms set aside for classroom and laboratory space to “secure ample use of the educational plant of the Naval Academy without interfering with the instruction of midshipmen”. By 1912, the school was teaching courses in ordnance and gunnery, naval construction, and civil engineering. Enrollment had increased to 25 students by then. The existing Naval Postgraduate School sits on the site of the former Hotel Del Monte which was a “sports empire” in its time offering golf, polo, tennis, and swimming to its esteemed guests. It was considered the most elegant seaside resort in the world and entertained dignitaries and U.S. Presidents. In December of 1951, the school was moved from Annapolis to the new facility in California. The move involved 500 students and about 100 faculty and staff. The former Hotel now houses the administrative offices of the school.

Weather in the California area tends to be mild in the summer with temperatures in the 60s and cool in the winter with the temperatures in the 50s. Annual rainfall in the area is 20 inches with the wettest month being January. September is the warmest month, and December is the coldest. Local housing options are available nearby in cities such as Monterey, Seaside, and Salinas. The Naval Postgraduate School celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2009 and marked a century of Excellence in Education.
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  About DoD Housing Network

Welcome to DoD Housing Network. We provide the resources for you to make an educated housing decision upon your PCS arrival to Naval Postgraduate School. Whether you decide to stay on base in Naval Postgraduate School housing or use your basic allowance for housing (BAH) to rent or purchase a home in the community surrounding Naval Postgraduate School, our relocation tools will help you make the right choice. Feel free to browse the homes for rent, homes for sale by owner (FSBO) and featured real estate, as well as the local businesses that work with Naval Postgraduate School inbound soldiers and their families. Our goal at DoD Housing Network is to help you better understand Naval Postgraduate School and the surrounding communities, neighborhoods and activities. If you need temporary lodging upon your arrival to Naval Postgraduate School please visit our lodging section with available hotels close to base. Please note DoD Housing Network is not a government sponsored website.